Posted in Camping, Grateful for, Photo challenge, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

Paddling…Serene: WP Photo Challenge

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A serene, blissful, quiet moment on the water. Allegany State Park, NY

There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations. ~ Washington Irving

 

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Posted in Family, Grateful for, pondering, Weekend Coffee Share

#WeekendCoffeeShare – Tears in my Coffee

The kettle is on and the pot of coffee is fresh. Please come on in. I look forward to the company on this windy, grey day.370b0ce89f5cf05b6b740e835f4a6221_wind-blowing-animated-gif-wind-wind-clipart-gif_400-377

 

I haven’t sat with you for a coffee and chat for many weeks. I’m sorry. I just don’t know where the time is going. Which makes me even sadder.

Life is too damn short to not take make the time to sit and have coffee with friends.

Today I’m sipping slowing and savoring my favourite ice latte while listening to my hubby play his online game. I am intensely grateful that I get to do this today. So much so I can almost physically feel it.

My son’s best friend lost his Dad last night to cancer. This wonderful man was kind and generous… full of laughter. My heart breaks for my son’s friend, for his siblings, his family and for his Mom. My heart is aching for my son. How do I help him help his friend?

 

This past week was thankfully full of family time. Last weekend’s Thanksgiving dinner, wandering the craft shows with my hubby and kids, out to a play at the Shaw Festival with my sister & brother-in-law. I also got to watch my son, his friend and their team play and win a football game. His friend was so happy … he got a sac and his jersey was signed by his Dad. It was a good day for football and a good memory.

Who did you spend your week with?

Thank you for stopping by.

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Posted in Animals, Grateful for, pondering, Seasons, Weekly Photo Challenge

Gobbling up some excitement.

For this week’s challenge, I thought I’d use some photos from a series of photos that I took last spring. Since it is Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada I’ve been thinking of the young turkey that walked our neighbourhood for a couple weeks.

Seeing this visiter made our ordinary street a little less pedestrian. 😉

She? He? Wandered through everyone’s yard as if she didn’t have a care in the world. I guess since it was months away from Thanksgiving at that point she didn’t!

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:

…is anything but pedestrian,” which also means “lacking inspiration or excitement; dull.” It seems fitting that such a beautiful walkway is the path that connects people of different languages and cultures.

What does pedestrian mean to you? Perhaps this is a great chance to go out and practice some street photography. Maybe you’ll capture something truly “pedestrian” — something that could use a dose of inspiration. Regardless of how you interpret this challenge, I’m looking forward to seeing the results.

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Posted in Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for a wonderful summer.

The last few weeks of summer just flew by. Well… most of it did. We did pause the rest of the world when we went camping.

It’s been a while since I posted a gratitude / Three Things Thursday post so I thought I’d start back by looking back.

 

P_20170825_092722Each day my hunny made me a cuppa tea. It’s the little things like this that make me feel so loved.

The tea was extra special because I was so happy to enjoy it while listening to the birds and counting the spider webs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I smile each time I remember the hours we spend reading.P_20170826_132728

It felt like such a luxury to have hours and hours to just read.

I’m also thrilled that both my kids spent the week reading!

 

 

 

 

There was also some unexpected joy.

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We woke one morning to find our neighbour was gone and a little package of food items left for us.

Merci from Rock Point Provincial Park, Canada!

 

 

Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!