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Friday blessing’s list

It’s Friday again and we’re compiling our blessing lists over at Susanne‘s. Join in ~ there can never be too many counting their blessings!

1. First on the list this week ~ a wonderful Thanksgiving! A delicious dinner and then a new Thanksgiving tradition – a woods walk together.

It was getting a bit late so the light was not the best for pictures but as you can tell – there was lots of  banter, running, climbing, hiding, jumping out and scaring people. It makes me SO happy when my children have fun together. The picture of Dorothy and Robbie on the top right is quite blurry but look at that newly wed husband’s face – such happiness! I had to include that sweet moment despite the blur.

2. We missed Andrew and Hyekoo but I’m thankful for Skype! We can see their faces and their smiles, talk, laugh and feel like we’re together, despite the wide ocean between us. Love to you both!

sweet summer memories3. We’ve had a couple of frosty nights this week but my “Endless Summer” hydrangeas are living up to their name! They’ve been blooming since July

and are still going strong!

New buds are still appearing – and it’s the middle of Oct!


So lovely in the morning light.

4. Frosty nights = cosiness. Sophie is back in her favourite spot. I’m thankful for a hard-working, woodsman husband, a woodshed packed with lovely dry wood and a warm cosy kitchen!

5. Cosy meals are back on the menu too. This simple supper dish is perfect on a cool, autumn evening.

Brown hamburger, green pepper, garlic,  onion and celery. Add cooked rotini or favourite pasta, tomato sauce with some Italian seasonings and cheese. Bake for 30 min. A family favourite.

Hope you enjoyed my favourites this week. Thanks for coming by!

I’ve been seriously hampered in taking fall pictures because my camera DIED. *sniff* I’m on the hunt for a new one so please, if you love your camera, let me know what kind you have and why you like it. I  want one that takes good shots in low light – for indoor pictures. My Canon S5Is was wonderful for outdoor pictures but not so great indoors. If you have a moment, I’d appreciate your input. Thanks!

Happy weekend!

with love,

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16 thoughts on “Friday blessing’s list

  1. About you dearly departed camera: I recently learned that DSLR cameras only have so many "clicks" before they die. Some one did the math and stated that for the Canon Rebel, each click represented 4 cents. That small amount adds up quick though…I often take a coupe hundred shots over a weekend. It has made me more mindful of my shots which I used to just take wildly because I knew I could delete them. It is actually a good thing to know.

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  2. Bev K says:

    Your new family tradition looks like a keeper. You obviously all had alot of fun.We've often gone for a walk with the family at a wetlands near our home. It's a great way to work up an appetite or to walk off the turkey and make room for dessert. It's also such a great photo opportunity and time for one on one chats as you enjoy the natural beauty. A winner all around.As far as cameras go, we're Sony fans – have had several different models and love them.

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  3. Anneliese says:

    I like your thankful spirit that comes thorugh in these thoughts. Family,nature, home and food … that casserole sounds lime one that should be on everyone's rotation.

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  4. Oh the hydrangeas are absolutely gorgeous. I can't believe flowers are still going strong at this time of year. I haven't watered my geraniums for weeks and the nights have been below freezing and they're still showing off their blooms. I love all the coziness of this post.

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  5. Your photos really are beautiful and always inspire me. I have a Canon Rebel and love it! It can do so much more than I ask it to and I'm hopeful that I'll continue to grow with it. We also have a Panasonic Lumix with a 12X zoom and it's great too! We used it on safari in Africa and captured so many amazing shots. Great list of wonderful things this week! I so enjoy your posts. Happy weekend and day of praise!

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  6. I will have to enjoy fall through your lovely photos, Kathie — gorgeous fall scenes in your woods, cozy corners in your home, comforting cheesy goodness from your kitchen ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. My Power Shot G11 takes great photos inside and at night. My husband is better at that than I am but 'if you read the instruction manual' (ahem!) I'm sure you'd master the techniques in no time.You had a lovely week–especially with your family mostly all together. Skype is our 'best friend' these days too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Beautiful photos! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving. We love Skype, too, for our far-away one.I so miss my hydrangea from our old house! I'd like to plant one here.My camera is an Exilim — don't know what numbers, lol! I've had it for a few years — it does a pretty good job.

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  9. Beautiful photos of your Thanksgiving weekend and your cozy kitchen. Your hydrangeas are beautiful. I have that same camera so I hope it doesn't die! I've had it for 3 years and used it a LOT. How old was yours and what happened to it? Just wondering what to look for in 'symptoms'. Have an enjoyable weekend. Blessings, Pamela

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  10. That's a great new tradtion for Thanksgiving. That's one good fire burning in the stove! I would want to curl up right there, too. Oh my your hydrangeas are so lovely. I like that t-shirt your son is wearing on the beach :0)Have a great weekend.

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  11. I love your Thanksgiving tradition. We do that at my in-laws because we're all so miserably stuffed. ha.I'm so thankful for Skype too. I was able to talk and see my niece this week that way. You're hydrangeas are appropriately named! So beautiful. Your dish looks so tasty. I'll have to give it a try. Sounds easy enough, even for me. My daughter loves the Canon SLR Rebel too. It's too complicated for me, but I'm sure you'd do great with it.

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  12. I love your photos, those hydrangea make me swoon….as far as cameras go, I am not qualified to give an answer, but friends who are love their Canon SLR Rebel….Have a blessed weekend!Niki

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  13. About you dearly departed camera: I recently learned that DSLR cameras only have so many "clicks" before they die. Some one did the math and stated that for the Canon Rebel, each click represented 4 cents. That small amount adds up quick though…I often take a coupe hundred shots over a weekend. It has made me more mindful of my shots which I used to just take wildly because I knew I could delete them. It is actually a good thing to know.

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