The Christmas decorations are all packed away, the tree is thrown out on the brush pile and the brand new 2018 calendar is on the kitchen wall. The memories of another happy Christmas time with family and friends are still fresh though. And I’m counting the blessings of sweet times gone by and more to come in a brand new year!
1. Christmas 2017
Christmas Eve service together, Christmas PJs, singsong, and on the menu – appetizers, seafood chowder and biscuits. The next day it looked like nasty weather, so we postponed our Christmas Day celebrations to Boxing Day. It worked out perfectly – James and Nora were able to join us for dinner and presents, before heading off to work. What a sweet surprise!
2. The “girls” had their first Christmas.
Everyone trooped out to the barn to have a visit
And to give them an extra bit of hay for a Christmas treat.
They’re getting so tame – they come right up to the gate for a little neck rub.
3. Meanwhile in London ~
Oh how we missed these loved ones! But so glad to know they had a Happy Christmas too!! ❤
4. Beautiful winter.
Our temperatures dropped sharply right after Christmas. It was cold but so beautiful, bright and clear.
I drove up to the North Shore, hoping to see the two snowy owls that have been spotted in the National park area.
I didn’t have any luck with the owls but got some beautiful shots of the shore.
The Island isn’t ice-bound yet,
but it’s happening.
5. The nights were lovely and clear as well. I captured the full Wolf Moon rising over the church.
And now we’re in a January thaw – today’s temperature was 12C (54F). We’re expecting lots of rain with the possibility of freezing rain tomorrow. It’s a good thing the downspouts are clear (thanks sweetheart!) and the fridge is full (thanks me!). We’re ready 🙂
Thanks for joining me this week! A belated Happy New Year to each one of you – may you and yours experience a year filled with blessings.
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