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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

catching up

ivy in a jar

After being pretty well absent from blogging for over 2 weeks my mind is experiencing writer's block.

I haven't taken photos of things around me except for family and
our sweet grandson so I had to get going this afternoon and
look for some inspiration around the house.

pistachios in a jar

I've been 'redecorating' after taking down the Christmas
decorations and trying to remember what I had on
this table or that shelf.
I decided to just shop the house and decorate with a fresh look.

amaryllis blooms in aqua bottles

The amaryllis plant had twin stalks growing out of it.
One stalk bloomed with 2 buds before Christmas and
the other stalk bloomed with 4 buds after Christmas.
It was so gorgeous but so top heavy even with stakes holding
it up so I cut off 2 of the blooms and put them in water.
Still very pretty.

he's back

Marshall is back after spending over 2 weeks at our son's house
while we were away and then had company here.
We get to keep Buckley, his dog, for the next week.
I'll let you know how having 2 dogs in the house goes.
Can you tell we don't have much snow?  The grass is showing through.

turkey wish bone

Do you save the wishbone from your turkey?
We always did when I was growing up and when our kids
were too.  Did you loop your pinky finger around one side
and have someone else take the other side, pull and make a wish?

I meant to do this with Jennifer when she was home.

I guess I may as well talk about the weather too.
It's been pretty nice here.  Not much snow.  We did have some
freezing rain.  It's been mild.
However, it's supposed to dip very low tonight to -18 C and
tomorrow will only get up to -13 C.  And, there's snow in the
forecast Thursday and Friday.  Ahhh, maybe winter will come
after all.

Well, I'm caught up now.  I will have to get out and about
to take some scenic photos after the snow storm.

I hope you are having a great week.  I'll be back soon.




  1. Hi Pamela!
    Welcome back!
    We have not had any snow odd.
    Today and tomorrow will be in the mid 50s! Unreal! January in Chicago? Unheard of. :)
    (But I am not complaining!!!)

    Please take pics of Marshall and Buckley and then share them at the Favorites on the First linky party on Feb 1st! Theme this month will be your Favorite Pets!!!

    Happy New Year Pamela!

  2. Your amaryllis blooms are gorgeous! I just brought my bulb in from the garage. So I'm hoping for double stocks like yours. ;0) Actually I'd be happy with one. It was a new bulb last year and it didn't even bloom. :0(

  3. Hello Pamela
    When I hadn't been in touch with you for so long, I thought I had accidentally deleted your blog from my sidebar but here you are...and welcome back!
    We used to do the same with the wishbone, kids today would think we're nuts though. :-)
    We've had it pretty good here too, I could stand this kind of winter every year - maybe just a little snow for Christmas.
    Pistachios are one of my favourite treats too.

  4. Glad you are back! I know this sounds crazy but I'm ready for some real winter weather. We have had no snow to speak of. Today it was 47. I'd love to be snowed in for a day or two! Your amaryllis is lovely. Mine always topple over too unless I stake them up. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  5. Your family photo is lovely and i like your new header, at least I think its new. Love all your blogging block pics and comments. We usually come up with something so 't we?!!

  6. Pamela
    I'm so glad your back-I missed you!
    I can usually think of things to blog about-just wonder if anyones really interested in
    the contents of my post. And then sometimes I just don't want to take the time away from a project to stop and post. I guess we should just go with the flow...

  7. Nice to have you back, Pamela! I think shopping the house is a great idea. I haven't gotten things looking so good after putting the
    Christmas pretties away. It always seems to look blah after Christmas. I need to get to work on it. Love your header!

  8. Hi Pamela, I know you have been very busy with the Christmas holiday and then the family bereavement. Love your new header and the photographs in the post. The Amaryllis is beautiful.

    I have just looked out of the window and the sky looks beautiful, the sun is rising and the colours are fantastic. I wish I had a camera that would take a photo as it is, I really need to get in the car and go to a clearer place, maybe the ranges as long as the army aren't there shooting!!! By the time I get there it could of gone, oh well C'est la vie... We have had a mild Winter here so far, no snow, hopefully it will be like that this year, the last two years it has been quite bad.

    Have a great day,Jackie in Surrey, UK.x

  9. Hi Pam.. so nice to meet you.. Glad that you found my blog ... I am now a follower of your blog, also..
    Great to meet fellow New Brunswickers.. smile..
    God bless...

  10. No doubt you have mixed feelings about the Christmas season. Glad you were able to enjoy your time in this part of the country and I'm sorry for your loss. Hope that the coming year will be filled with goodness and happy memories.

  11. Isn't it a good feeling to move things about and get a new look. I love the striped amaryllis in the little aqua bottles.

    Sounds like more snow coming for you - we're still awaiting a dusting (note I only said a 'dusting' - pls. no blizzards with drifts and shoveling required!) which would make it feel/look wintry. it's just so mild still and I want cold to kill the viruses and tell the garden to stop trying to force Spring on us, too early for that!

    Hope the doggies behave together! Glad you're back blogging Pamela - always enjoy your visits and love to come here to share the beauty of your home and Canadian countryside.

    Hugs - stay warm.

  12. Your photographer's eye is ever up to the task! Love those blossoms in the aqua bottles.

    Nasty weather coming tomorrow and I am prepared. I have baking chips and an oven!

  13. I wish we could have snow here like you have. I want some. Deep red Amaryllis is the only color I have, would love to have the pink striped. I must say also that I love your blog header, very nice.


  14. Hello Pamela,
    Nice to have you back! Wonderful photos! I love the aqua bottles and I just want to give your doggy a hug.
    Thanks for stopping by for tea and thank you also for your prayers. I really do appreciate it. Have a wonderful day, my friend.


  15. Hi Pamela,
    Your Amaryllis is so pretty! It's always nice to decorate your home in a new way, I love doing that.
    Your weather sounds exactly like ours. It's -13 today and meant to be colder tomorrow, it's snowing lightly right now.
    Have a lovely day!
    Hugs, Cindy

  16. Beautiful photos, Pamela. Your banner mosaic is gorgeous!

  17. Hi Pamela,

    Your amaryllis blooms are gorgeous! I'm still coaxing paperwhites here.

    We haven't had much snow here either. Perhaps March will bring us some heavy snows?

    Take care,

  18. Hi Pamela! I've missed you too! Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Those are some of the prettiest amaryllis I've never seen that color before!
    Your dog looks perfectly comfortable in the snow! ;)
    Glad you're back!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  20. Hi Pam,
    Your amaryllis blooms are lovely!
    I forgot the turkey wish bone this year...maybe next year!
    Looking forward to some pictures of snow.
    All the Best,

  21. Jeg kom tilfældig forbi din blog.
    Gode billeder.
    Dejlig hund.
    Smuk Amaryllis.
    Tak for kigget.

  22. Hi Pam

    Hope you're feeling some rested after everything - I'm sure it will take a while. Doesn't it feel nice to get everything back to normal after the holidays! Fresh for the new year.

    I think we may be in for some messy weather this evening. Stay cosy!

  23. It's nice to find ground again, isn't it? You've had lot's happening too. My condolences on the passing of your dear Mother-in-law. You've had tons of family time. I get lonely right after it's all over, and then I'm glad to be on my own again! Your new header is wonderful. Your pictures always give me a good sense of where you live. I'm glad to be seeing them from my cozy room! Happy New Year!

  24. Hi Pamela~ The amaryllis are beautiful. I also LOVE the photo scenes in your header. I keep scrolling back up to look at them. Nice job with the camera!


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