Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Frank and I actually had to resort to shovelling our driveway. We’re always saying that the snow will melt and we don’t need to bother. this year seems different. a storm every week…but nothing beats the clean white of a fresh snow fall.

 

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

IMG_6172the birthday boy…5 years old today! it feels like saying 13…a big marker of time passing. Sweet Forest.

IMG_6174Opa “Frank” was on hand at the lunch..with the little Buddha…look at that tummy. so cute.

IMG_6176and speaking of cute…Asa had to learn that there are no gifts if it isn’t your birthday..but he coped.

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These two walked home (well, one of them walked)… It was fun to have met up in the city for a birthday lunch. Will was there too, of course, and me, but my camera was set on grandchildren mode ..

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

IMG_6167Snow…a little prickly for some, as it created cancellations. For others, a softening of commitments as it created cancellations. Life, from both sides now.

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

IMG_6152Driving home after sewing and shopping,  it was that magic time again…the beginning of sunset. I clearly remember living in Ontario, and thinking that Frank and I had never lived in a house that gave us a sunset view…we may have had part of  whatever house we were living in, facing west, but the other houses and trees and tall buildings blocked any real impact of the setting sun. It was something that I was conscious of missing. And something we have here. Being now able to witness this phenomenon so frequently and even from our own home, has earned this a place on my gratitude list.

Monday, January 27th, 2014

IMG_6140Grey on grey. And then the rain came. It was a good day to be in my studio, sewing.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

IMG_6145A rather grey winter’s day…but look at that patch of colour to the right..

IMG_6146and see why I love my ZOOM lens..I can say, as though it’s abracadabra…”colour, come to me”…and it does!

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

IMG_6003Robbie Burn’s party on his actual birthday..and oh what a wonderful setting!

IMG_6017Appetizer time, relaxing into the evening..

IMG_6020Rowland in his best attire…man, this guy can dance! he out danced all of us young’ns.

IMG_6027Wearing the Lussing tartan..”when in Rome…”

IMG_6088..our host, David, a true Scot..and a dancer, yeah!

IMG_6091Dancing…the ones in the know gave us a show..

IMG_6135It all went south from there…good good fun.

Friday, January 24th, 2014

IMG_5985Setting up for Robbie Burns celebrations tomorrow night. What a privilege to once again be in this stunning converted church. Thanks David!

IMG_5987The decorating’s finished…but I want to steal a spot on the couch in the glow of a red sunbeam and snuggle in..

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

IMG_5978 - Version 2I was on the phone, but wanting to capture the sunset that I had been watching while talking. Took this through the window, and snapped it before I let the camera focus. Then I took other focused shots, but this one is my favourite…it tells me the story without needing all the words.

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

IMG_5960Drea and Noah came yesterday to spend the snow day here.. so delightful to hang out with the dude..

IMG_5974..and with Val, who not only brought wine but shovelled our deck. Now that’s a good neighbour.

IMG_5977The four..make that five..of us played “Sequence”. Frank and Val won the first game, but with Noah’s help, Drea and I won the next game.  Let it snow.