Friday, March 25, 2011

Fox and Gopher





We awoke yesterday to this sight in our driveway - a game of fox and gopher round and round the Ford tire. This went on for quite a long while, in the end, after 'dinner' the fox found a nice indentation on the snow bank and curled up for a nap. These pics are those promised for the kids:))

Little Women

I have tickets for the May 21:)


Little Women: The Broadway Musical

Little Women: The Broadway MusicalAge Recommendation:
Suitable for those 10 years of age and up

Book by ALLAN KNEE
Lyrics by MINDI DICKSTEIN
Music by JASON HOWLAND
Directed by BOB BAKER

April 30 – May 22, 2011
Maclab Theatre

A Lively Family Musical

Louisa May Alcott's American classic, Little Women, is transformed into a sweeping, spirited musical filled with heart, honesty and humanity. This family event celebrates the power of the imagination and all that is beautiful about growing up.

Immerse yourself in a world filled with music as the March family journeys through sadness and joy, innocence to independence.

Featuring participants of the 2011/2012 Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program »

“Jo March is the quintessential musical theatre hero. She wants everything, loves too passionately, speaks too loudly,
and is fiercely determined not to 'disappear without a trace.’."
–Susan Shulman

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I love Trees...


...so much that I grow them on the roof of my house.

Persepolis




This is the tomb of King Darius - the thought of the time frame and the history is amazing to me. I was very disappointed that we did not visit these sites near Shiraz last visit - this time I was determined. We flew Tehran-Shiraz return on Iran Air,
which I have to admit scared me a little bit!




This experience was truly a highlight of our trip, other than meeting family, for me. I have so many pictures, but the point really is to try to portray the scale - which is truly awesome (in the true sense of the word). The history and the story of Persepolis and it's demise is interesting. There were 4 kings that ruled/lived at Persepolis, beginning with Darius I, followed by Darius II, Xerxes I and Xerxes II. The final king was deposed by Alexander the Great. Darius was, apparently, quite a humane king - having 'written' a sort of code of human rights - that included paying wages to the people who built Persepolis. This fact is important to Iranian people, and specifically to my sister-in-law. She was very proud to point this out to me.

It was relatively hot this day, though it is winter in Iran in December, like here, but it's further south and we tramped all over the entire sight, so Manochehr and I were hot and we stopped for a rest and a wonderful cooling drink that is served to cool people down. I can't remember the name of it, and I'm not familiar with it here in North America. We bought some of the 'seeds' to make the drink here in the summer time. It worked like a charm! We also had a bowl of 'Foludeh', and wonderful Persian ice cream flavored with rose water and lime. Delicious!




Thursday, March 10, 2011