Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter Pastime

I received this jigsaw on Christmas Day and I thing I started it on Boxing Day.  I finished it before the New Year.  It's 1000 pieces, and upon studying the image, I thought it would be fairly simple. I was wrong. Progress was slow at first because it seemed everything was green. I'm glad I persevered though as it is a beautiful scene.  Now if I could only figure out how to move in.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Frosty Fascination

I don't notice the cold when the cold looks like this.

I can't feel the freezing in this wonderland of bliss.

Winter, knowing His visit can be quite unpleasant...

Once in awhile, offers this exquisite present.

                   Andrea Ostapovitch

Tuesday, December 11, 2018


For those of us connected on Instagram, this will be a repeat performance in photos.

How is December treating you thus far?  As per our family's tradition, we all get colds to varying degrees.  But so far, the illness has been mild as has the weather and so December has been mostly quite joyful.  After my daughter's 16th birthday this past weekend, I put the tree up and have worked my way through wrapping quite a few gifts, a job that continues today, along with decorating the rest of the house.  Then the baking begins. Now there, in the baking department, I must file a complaint. Why have the mint chocolate chips disappeared off the shelf?  I have a recipe of whipped shortbread with mint chips that we simply cannot live without! I haven't attempted it yet, but I intend to make my own.  If you have any experience at all in the art of making flavoured chocolate chips, please share your knowledge.  I would be most grateful.

Besides the shortbread, I also require gingerbread.  I love gingerbread, with extra ginger please. And of course, the chocolates. Chocolate of all sorts is allowed this time of year, although I stick to 90-99% the rest of the year.  What are some of your "can't live without" Christmas goodies?  

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Happy Hellos

Hi everyone! I hope you've all had a wonderful Fall and are enjoying preparing for the holidays. 
I don't want to spend too much time complaining, but we had the most miserable fall in memory. I do try to not allow the weather to affect my mood, but my goodness, all that snow and freezing in September really did dampen my spirits.
Aside from that, I've been having fun teaching myself to knit, and I'll have to get some project photos up soon. I just wanted to drop in and share this sweet photo of my kitty and wave a happy hello to you all.

Sunday, August 26, 2018


Spiders are common, very common.  For a lot of people, and I'm sorry if you're one of them, spiders are far too common.  One of the most prevalent types of spiders are orb weavers. What is rare about the arachnid I took a photo of was the size and the unique shape.  What a beauty! I understand if you can't get past the creepiness factor, but I just love how this photo turned out.

I love birds of all sorts, but I am especially fascinated with our crows and ravens.  I'm always happy to have my camera handy when they're around.

Sunday, July 22, 2018


There's nothing like birds to bring life and cheerfulness to our landscapes.  In the winter, birds are scarce on the prairies and I can hardly wait for Spring to arrive so welcome them all back.

Here are two photos of beautiful specimens.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

You're Welcome!

This makes my day every time I see it.