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Monday, January 11, 2016

a quiet January so far





A collage of pics on this sunny afternoon.  From left to right and top to bottom:
my plant corner, a puzzle I'm working on (none to swiftly!), letter G shadow, snowman head
crocheted snowflake, 2 leftovers :), a sun catcher, new bird feeder,
sunshine on silver, cute bird coaster, new teapot and tin of tea, guests for supper.


Hi everyone!
January up to this point has been fairly quiet.  Last week we enjoyed March-like weather with milder temperatures and sunshine.  I don't have a lot to post about these days.  I did go snowshoeing again on Friday afternoon with 3 dear friends.  We took the same Alex Creek Trail that Murray and I took the week before.  



The creek is still open and it was pretty with the ice formations along the sides.

On Saturday evening we had 4 friends over for supper.  I made a delicious Tomato Corn Chowder from the Mennonite Girls Can Cook and we played a game of Mexican Train Dominoes.  Guys against the girls and the guys won - by a great deal.  Not a great way to start of the new year but we had fun and we girls will keep trying!  It's not like the guys win every time!



We had rain, a warm temperature of 8C, and a southerly wind last night which melted down a lot of snow.  Our driveway is now bare again.  By 1:00 this afternoon the temperature had dropped to 0C with snow squalls then the sun came out as the wind switched over to the cold north.  It's going to be a cold night so I'm grateful for my warm house.

We had some gorgeous sunrises lately.

This morning's was neat to see the sun shining on the city of Fredericton down the river valley then it got cloudy for a few hours.

The Amaryllis bloomed right after Christmas - 4 gorgeous buds all at once!

Thank you for sharing your insight regarding my photo issues with Blogger that I asked about last week.  I'll keep working at it.

I've been trying to get around to visit more of you in between doing a bit of cleaning and purging around the house and putting my puzzle together.  I finished season 4 of Downton Abbey on Netflix so now I have to wait, who knows how long, for Season 5 then 6 to come on.....some day!!  

I guess we're in for some snow Tuesday night into Wednesday and maybe more on the weekend.  We need it for snowmobiling, skiing and snowshoeing in our area so bring it on. 

Thanks for visiting.  I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Blessings,
Pam



35 comments:

  1. Those sunrises are amazing. You should be in the midst of colder temps very soon, if you're getting the weather we've had.

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  2. If the weather forecasters are right, we'll have plenty of snow to play in shortly. =D
    I know that you are out having fun!

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  3. I would love to do a puzzle!
    Your Amayrylis is amazing!
    Colder here too...must look up that recipe!
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  4. enjoy your winter outings! i love picture puzzles, too. :)

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  5. Glad you 're making use of those snowshoes!

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  6. The weather is sure changeable out your way. I saw on the news tonight that snow is headed your way. Sounds like a peaceful quiet January so far. What fun to go snowshoeing with friends.

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  7. Oh my Pamela...the sunrise photo is just beautiful! It looks SO cold there...too cold for me! How lovely of you to host a little winter dinner party...candles in winter are just so inviting looking! Have a lovely week ahead!

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  8. I'm feeling the peace and some relaxed moments here too as January gradually moves along. It's much colder but no snow yet other than a brief flurry one day last week. The birds are hungry, the squirrels a real pain and so greedy but they have to eat too. Love your bluebird coaster and the chickadee (?) sun catcher, and I'll be glad when all our chocs leftover from the hols have disappeared - I need to stop snacking on them. . . . . . . at least you are braving the cold and getting some wonderful outdoor exercise, loved the pic of you and your friends.

    My tile/grout guy should be here shortly - apparently he thought yesterday was Sunday until he left his work in his garage and checked his charging phone in the house - then saw my messages at 4 PM!!!!!
    Hope he comes and does a good job making our walk-in shower look new again - it will take several days!

    Hugs - Mary

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  9. Lovely photos ! We are in a winter storm now and have been since yesterday we went from rain to snow and snow drifts lol and it is still coming down . Well I wanted snow and now I have it lol ! Oh Downton Abby season 6 is now on PBS / WNED TV dont know what station that is there but here it is channel 18 just to give you a heads up . Yeah pretty quiet here to whilst the snow is flying . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  10. What a delightful post... love seeing the little tidbits that make up the beauty of your life! So glad to hear that you are in for more snow... I say if it is winter, it should be winter, lol! (can you tell that I LOVE snow..lol!) Loved the selfie picture of you and your friends, and the lovely dinner and playing Mexican train - oh such fun! Love that game! It is a perfect game to play with friends after dinner. Your collage is beautiful, and I enjoyed looking at each picture :) How nice to have a new bird feeder! And the sunrises/sunsets in winter, are truly incredible... love the pictures of yours!

    Will look forward to hearing about your snowfall, and how you get to enjoy it! Have a wonderful day :)

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  11. Oohhh...such a lovely pink sky! No snow here yet...I'm waiting :) I would love to sit and watch Season 4 of Downtown! I never tire of watching and re-watching. I promise I won't give up any spoilers! :) Enjoy your January, Pam!

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  12. Your photos are always spectacular...you live in beautiful country, Pam. Sounds like you had a delightful weekend with lovely friends.
    Mary Alice

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  13. Your amaryllis is beautiful isn't it! Lovely ways to spend time with your friends! xx

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  14. Lovely shots - especially of that amaryllis.

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  15. Beautiful photos, Pam. We have had a mostly mild January so far. A dusting of snow this morning melted as quickly as it came. xo Laura

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  16. It's funny your southerly winds melt snow, ours are cool and refreshing straight off the south pole always welcome in summer time.
    Merle...............

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  17. Looks like you have a great snowshoe group . . .
    I am excited with our recent snow to take off into the woods . . .
    Lovely table for your dinner guests . . .
    Pretty Amaryrrillis . . . one of mine popped out yesterday with three blooms all at once.
    I finally added some "warm water drinks" to spur it along!

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  18. A nice collage. Your evening with friends sounds like one of ours, including the mexican train. We wonder where the name came from. I like your new header. Snow shoeing with friends sounds like good exercise and a lot of fun.

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  19. I must try snowshoeing sometime soon! That sounds like a lot of fun...especially with a group of friends! I like your creek picture!

    Good to hear the Tomato Corn Chowder was a hit...but sorry that the girls lost the Mexican Train match! :)

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  20. Wonderful photos, as always, Pam!
    I like especially your festive collage, Lindt chocolates are really good, your puzzle has lovely colours... and your Christmas ornaments are very beautiful. :) Yesterday we took down our Christmas tree. Oh, the house looks so empty now!
    Have a blessed day!

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  21. Sounds like a great beginning to the new year, Pam! This post sounds so positive and happy! And your photos reflect that too.

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  22. gorgeous sun views. i love puzzles, i have not worked one in a long while. need to do that. i love the brain workout. time is flying by. we have had such cold temps, no snow yet. but it sure does feel so wild when you step outside. maybe me never wanna go out. it is just to cold. you nose & hands are immediately cold. ( :

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  23. Hi Pam! Interesting winter isn't it? I don't know what's the matter with me but I am enjoying winter more this year and the weird weather has a little bit to do with that. Our frequent light snows are so beautiful and so unusual for us to have so many. I always enjoy the peek into your part of the world. I found some snow shoes like the ones you posted last post and I'm thrilled! They are really old. Like you, I'm just enjoying the small pleasures.

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  24. Hi Pam! Interesting winter isn't it? I don't know what's the matter with me but I am enjoying winter more this year and the weird weather has a little bit to do with that. Our frequent light snows are so beautiful and so unusual for us to have so many. I always enjoy the peek into your part of the world. I found some snow shoes like the ones you posted last post and I'm thrilled! They are really old. Like you, I'm just enjoying the small pleasures.

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  25. Beautiful sunrise! We just had our first snow yesterday, but it wasn't much. It's definitely cold, though.

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  26. I love your collage Pamela. Beautiful. Looks like you had some fun with your friends. Carol

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  27. Hi Pam. The collage is great. You certainly do keep busy. You have so much energy. I guess I missed last post about your pictures. I am so not good with technology, as I have said many times, but I have a Smart phone, and when I take pics with it, I e-mail them to my e-mail address and then open them in Picasa as downloads, then they go on my blog like every other photo that I take with my camera. Would this be something that might work for you or is your problem entirely different, because I can't even understand what you are talking about!! BTW, they did a great job rebuilding that cute covered bridge..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  28. Oh I would love to join your friends for some snowshoeing, they look like a fun bunch. You certainly have more snow then we do. Enjoy it. Hug B

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  29. I always mean to get an amaryllis and never seem to remember. I could use some fresh flowers in January! Love the pic of being outdoors. Cold temps, rosy cheeks, looks like fun. But watch out for the quicksand. Lol

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  30. I always mean to get an amaryllis and never seem to remember. I could use some fresh flowers in January! Love the pic of being outdoors. Cold temps, rosy cheeks, looks like fun. But watch out for the quicksand. Lol

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  31. What a wonderful way to start off the New Year --- QUIETLY!!
    And with such good friends!! Lovely amaryllis!

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  32. That's a pleasant looking group of women! I've only tried snowshoeing twice, but I liked it. Your dinner table looked lovely, Pam, and it sounds like you've been having some enjoyable times with dear friends. That's a fine way to celebrate winter!

    Karen

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  33. Spring weather, wow Pam! It's been warmer here lately, but still lots of snow. Hubby and I haven't made it up the canyon to snowshoe once this winter. Got to do it! Love your Amaryllis! Mine is red and just opened up with three blooms.
    hugs,
    Jann

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