Thursday, 28 February 2019

Take Three Thursday - Forming An Edge

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 5 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.    

What have you noticed this week?  

Please have a peek at what others are noticing & doing this week:
Melissa at: Bits & Pieces 

Ruth at:  This West London Life
Eileen at: A Bracelet of Days  
Karen at: Random Reflections

This week what else could I notice but the snow, the wind all mixed together to make Mother Nature's artistry admirable.  Between the snow & the gusting winds, this drift was created & we watched the edge be sculpted into a form  ...





Good bye February - you have been a very cold, snowy, windy & icy month.  I must admit, I won't miss you.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Me On A Monday - February 25th

Spoiler Alert - 10 months today is Christmas !  There, I've got that out of my system now ....


Currently:

Reading - Books: Just finished The Girl With Seven Names, which is part of my wanting to know about the North Korean situation. I cannot imagine what it takes to leave your family, country & all that you know & love.


Reading - Magazine:  just picked up my copy from the library, the spring edition of Creative Scrapbooker. 

Received: a lovely pair of silver earrings from my friend who bought from her local animal rescue's fund raiser. The photo isn't great, so tiny, but just in case you can't make out, one earring is a horse's head, the other earrings is the horse's backside!  

I also received a beautiful hat from an older lady at church.  She knows my joy in wearing a hat every Sunday to church. She was cleaning out her late husband's aunt's closet & found this grey felt hat in the closet.  Apparently it's from the aunt's "Lady Di" days.  She said I was the perfect person for this hat.  I was ever so pleased to be thought of ... 

Watching - MoviesBohemian Rhapsody, which I really liked.  Mr Man thought that Aidan Gillen still sounded so much like his GoT character, Little Finger.  Interesting to see Allen Leech step out as such a different character than Tom Branson from Downton.

Watching - TV:  Victoria, the 3rd season, getting a little bored with this series.  I own the complete collection of Downton Abbey & I started a re-watch 2 weeks ago.  Knowing all works out in the end, I still tend to shout out Mary who is such a bitch.  Never liked Mary (I think Michelle Dockery did an excellent job of portraying her)  I know Edith should not have written to the Turkish Ambassador but Mary out & out lied to Sir Anthony.  Cannot wait for the movie.  I just hope that Julian Fellows did not sell out & that he has kept the story true to itself.  But mostly I'm very excited to see & hear from The Dowager Countess of Grantham (Maggie Smith).

We have had another storm system arrive Sunday with high winds, sleet, snow & cold.  We received warnings Sunday to expect power outages because of the damaging winds & as I am writing this very  late Sunday,  I have fingers crossed that while I am receiving my beauty sleep, Mother Nature & technology don't have a disagreement.   Hope everyone has a fantastic week.
 



Thursday, 21 February 2019

Take Three Thursday - Cool Beauty

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.   What have you noticed this week?  

Please have a peek at what others are noticing this week:
Melissa at: Bits & Pieces 
Mrs Wookie at: Mrs Wookies Wanderings
Alexa at: Trimming The Sails    
 
Karen at: Random Reflections

I am so over winter & all its restrictions of cold & snow, so this week I am really trying to find beauty in this winter - I know it abounds if I look.    Today I share some of the beauty I found & saw.

 One thing I particularly like about this stand of evergreens, is that no matter how much snow we get, it looks the same, it holds its own against the storms ... truly ever green.



"He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder & admiration in winter."   John Burroughs




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He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. John Burroughs
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He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. John Burroughs
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/john_burroughs_760846?src=t_winter

Monday, 18 February 2019

Me On A Monday - February 18th

Hello Everyone.  It's Family Day here in Ontario - a holiday.  Family Day isn't an old holiday & it was mostly designed to give us a break between the New Year & Easter breaks, although not all provinces & territories celebrate or if they do, not on the same day.

So what have I been up to?  Well most of my activities are all indoor varieties. I will claim the weather to be mostly at fault for that.  Ten days of snow/ice storms  does take a toll.  Getting out for fresh air has been difficult with so much ice underfoot.
Our front window coated in ice

I did not see my shadow on the 2nd - Ground Hog Day, so according to legend, an early spring, but I am sure that rather large rodent, Wiarton Willie tells tales.  Again the forecast for the week is calling for a few days of more snow ... in the words of the great philosopher, Poo - oh bother!
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Reading:  I've read "There There"by Tommy Orange,  which was a difficult book to read so it took me a while to finish. It tells the story of twelve characters from North American First Nations, each of whom have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow.  All 12 have difficult memories & stories that tell of prejudice towards First Nations.  I am still sitting with it so I am not sure I liked or didn't like.
I also read "The Diary of A Bookseller" by Shaun Bythell.  He owns The Bookshop, in Wigtown - Scotland's largest second hand bookshop. I found it an easy read, it flowed quite nicely but I must admit I was not keen on his dumpster diving shop assistant, Nicky.


Scrapping:  I vowed to myself at the start of the year I would keep track of the month by numbers & so far I'm true to my word.  I even created a page for January "A Month of Numbers" 
I also created a page for the garden album's January page.

And I finally got around to making the title page for our 2019 Day to Day album;

Cards:  I missed the January class because of my piriformis injury, but I did attend February's class & made these 4 cards, along one special birthday card for a lady at our church turning 75:


At home I made a couple of Valentine Day's cards



It's amazing what can be done when not wandering through Pinterest for hours on end.

Hope everyone has a delightful week & I leave you with a mash up of several quotes all rolled into one thought;

Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.” “It's not knowing what to do, it's doing what you know.” “Someday is not a day of the week.
 


Thursday, 14 February 2019

Take Three Thursday - Of The Heart

In an effort to notice more of the ordinary in my life, I have decided to share what I have noticed this week in Take Three Thursday.   The idea is to take 1 - 3 photos that are linked some how; by theme, by colour, by date, by moment,  by points of view. There is no formal link in but please feel free to join in.   What have you noticed this week?  

Please have a peek at what others are noticing this week:
Melissa at: Bits & Pieces 
Mrs Wookie at: Mrs Wookies Wanderings
Alexa at: Trimming The Sails  
 
Karen at: Random Reflections

This week my noticing are all about affairs of the heart,  because today is Valentines Day.  I am a great believer in love & not that love conquers all, but that traveling through life with love makes the journey hopefully sweeter.  In my opinion, that traveling doesn't necessarily have to be with another of our own kind, but even with the love of 4 legs & fur ...

Over the years I have collected, mostly for the PSHs, heart shapes, so today I share three of those.

A stone/rock in the shape of a heart

 
How I put bird seed out for my feathered friends
A potato in the shape of a heart

"Love is Love, it can never be explained"