Posted in Family, Grateful for, Hygge, pondering

Patchwork of Hygge ~ Spring Break

While many take March Break as a time to get away, we’ve always just enjoyed a week relaxing and enjoying our family time.

While it was certainly not warm and cozy I did really enjoy the quiet of shoveling soft fluffy snow. I especially enjoy being out in fluffy snow in the evening. It’s a special kind of quiet; of peace.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

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I also spent time in between shoveling crocheting and reading. Much warmer, cozier ways to find quiet and peace. The blanket I worked on was made from soft cotton. I love making they get longer I get warmer 😉 The colours of this blanket brought me such joy… so bright; so full of the promise that Spring will be here soon.


I don’t get enough time to read anymore. So it was lovely to spend some time reading this month. I revisited one all time favourite and enjoyed a new favourite. Books are, “Books are a uniquely portable magic.”, as Stephen King has said. I love that I can snuggle up with a blanket, a tea and my cat then travel to a world that the words like ‘alohomora’ can unlock. I can take that same magic in my purse and enjoy it anywhere.

I’d love to hear about the hygge in your corner of the world. What comforts have brought you joy over this past month?


See you next month for another piece of my Hygge Patchwork.

Hygge translates roughly to ‘cosiness’. “In essence, hygge means creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people. The warm glow of candlelight is hygge. Friends and family – that’s hygge too.” [source:]


Posted in Grateful for, pondering, Seasons

Grateful for fluffy snow

Well, Mr.Winter decided to give us all of our snow for this season in the span of two days. This week I’m very grateful that it was cold those two days.

I’m grateful for the low temperature because it makes soft, light, fluffy snow. We received about 40cm of snow in that 48 hours. Sunday we could see the crocus’ blooming…. Wednesday the snow was piled waist high on top of those wee confused flowers.

Fluffy snow is so much easier on the back and shoulders for that I am grateful.

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I’m happy to see that Colline has enjoyed her well-earned rest this week. Kindly pop over to her blog to read what she’s grateful for this week.

What are you grateful for?


Posted in Canada, Nature, pondering, Seasons

#WalkWithMeWednesday … snow shovel day

I think Mr.Winter realized that he forgot to give us snow this year. Then decided to give it ALL to us in the last couple days.  {Umm..we didn’t feel left out. It was ok.}

The photo I took and posted on Just Breathe was from last Sunday. Today’s actual walk was pushing the snow shovel.


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Wednesday, March 15 10:30 am, Niagara Falls ON


This was AFTER we had cleared the area on Tuesday afternoon. We estimate that we got about 30 cm plus from Monday early afternoon to Wednesday early afternoon (it’s still lightly snowing as I type)




Posted in pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Weekly Photo Challenge

Magic: WP Weekly Photo Challenge

The first snow is always magical. The beautiful soft pieces of art drifting down.

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“The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?”
J.B. Priestley

Curious to see some more magic?  Abracadabra




Posted in Celebrations, Grateful for, Phonegraphy, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Shine ~ WP Weekly Photo Challenge


Kindly visit the WordPress photo challenge page for more photos of what shines in our lives.

We’re lucky to enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights along the Niagara Parkway every year. It is it’s most magical when there’s snow on the ground. The lights shine a little brighter in the darkness then.

This years displays will shine November 19 – January 31 2017 along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls Ontario.