Good Friday morning everyone! Welcome to Friday’s Favourite Five.
What a change in a week – from a January thaw, with its rain and slush, back to deep winter. But don’t think I mind. This is winter and I am a Canadian 🙂
And it’s fun to play in the snow – rosy-cheeked children are one of my loveliest winter memories. Which leads to my first favourite this week:
1. Children in the snow – Oh dear, I’ve spent far too much time looking through my old photos, but it brings back such lovely memories. I conclude that I have far too many Christmas and birthday party pictures and not enough of everyday life ~ like sweet little boys playing in the snow
or skating down on the pond.
Oh those cold, rosy cheeks! They were so kissable. And they still are! James and John came out to Belfast to play hockey with their friends on the pond.
2. My apologies if you get tired of my bird pictures. I can’t help it – I may need an intervention 🙂
The American Goldfinches are such obliging models. Isn’t that a sweet little pose with his head tilted – very demure. I love the sun rising in the background. I think I took 150 pictures to get this one with the finch framed in the golden sunrise light.
Here’s a favourite from this week.
I never noticed the detail in the finch’s eye before. In all my other American Goldfinch photos, the eyes look solid black. But apparently, they aren’t. In this shot, it looks as if they have blue eyes. So pretty!
3. Speaking of pretty models – Sarah needed a headshot for an audition this week so we headed out on a cold day to snap a picture or
two 150. She was getting a “little” chilly by the time we were through. But it was worth it. (You may notice that she’s following in the footsteps of Ellen’s girl, Katie. Pretty red hair!)
4. We had a fierce winter blizzard this week with a record snowfall of 37.4 centimetres! That’s 14.72 inches for my American friends. And that’s a lot of shovelling – ask Roger 🙂 I’m so thankful for such a master snow shoveller.
We have a long driveway, so a tractor with a snow blower does that job for us. It’s very cool to watch the snow cascading out of the funnel. (Sarah just told me they used to stand underneath that snowfall when they were little. Aren’t you glad there were some things you never knew?!)
I must admit – it’s one of my all-time favourites! 🙂
Well, I began this Friday Fave with a look back in time and I’m ending with a look ahead. I think 2014 is going to be a very exciting and blessed year!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate your visits and sweet comments.
Many blessings to you and yours!
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