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A New Year Blessing List

 

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 ~

Christmas pjs and seafood chowder too!

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.

with love, 

PS for more Friday Faves, visit Susanne at Living To Tell The Story

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Sweet September

 

Welcome to Friday’s Blessing List!

We had a few cooler days last week and I thought perhaps the Island had made the transition to fall but, no, I was wrong. This week we had some of the warmest temperatures of the whole summer! So what does that mean??

1. Bonus Beach days!

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Are we complaining? Continue reading

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End of summer blessing list

 

Beyond lay the sea, misty and purple, with its haunting, unceasing murmur. The west was a glory of soft mingled hues, and the pond reflected them all in still softer shadings. The beauty of it all thrilled Anne’s heart, and she gratefully opened the gates of her soul to it.

“Dear old world,” she murmured, “you are very lovely, and I am glad to be alive in you.”    (Anne of Green Gables, Ch 38)

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Summer’s end almost always catches me by surprise. How can it be September already? I want to treasure these last lovely days even more, simply because they’re passing by so quickly. Continue reading

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