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Enjoy the creation; WORSHIP the Creator🙏🏻. 🏞 🌲 🌖✨ "“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows forth His handiwork.” ~ Psalm 19:1
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• NAPTIME • after a busy morning and lunch. (*trying to isolate color with the Color Accent app) BTW, the pink bulb on the tree is “Katie’s First Christmas”. • 🎶📯Joy to the World! The Lord is come. Let Earth, receive, her King! ...📯🎶

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today’s ... • ORNAMENT TALE • our little felt and tinsel star had topped Billy’s tree for his entire childhood, as well as our tree for many years.🌟 The wing at the bottom of the photo is one of a pair of lovebirds🕊, from an arrangement of Christmas flowers 💐 that Billy sent me, our first Christmas. The silver clip-on glass bird ornament, at the tip of the dove wing was a gift from him, as he came to know how I love songbirds. 🎄*alwaysatripdownm ❣️*icouldneverdoaBetterHomesan ☺️

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❄️Someone gets completely worn out, racing around in the snow❄️. (just experimenting with the panorama feature of the free-for-the-day Instantgrid app.📲☺️

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• ORNAMENT TALES • this is the oldest ornament on the tree. At one of our first Christmases🎄, one of Billy’s sweet old aunties, took this precious clip-on candle off her family tree for him. It’s a metal clip-on candle, for Christmas tree 🎄 lighting, before the advent of electric and LCD strings lights. ❣️PRECIOUS MEMORIES❣️☺️ (and I cannot even imagine lighting up tiny flames all over an indoor tree)

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Bird feeder Ban😢. (I know the birds will be getting hungry) The head of the Nova Scotia Bird Society says the public saved countless birds in Eastern Canada this past winter, by putting away bird feeders and curbing a deadly infection that continues to spread across the region. •Trichomoniasis• is spread by the bird itself, affecting its throat and upper digestive tract. **(Sheryl and Doug Wilson/The Canadian Veterinary Journal)

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A little more of the Winter Wonderland and a happy dog! 👌🏻🐶⛄️

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EAST • WEST. i forgot just how pretty the sunrise colours are on the fresh snow. 1. the harbour beyond the trees, 2.just the sunrise behind the tangle of snow-covered branches, 3. A bank of snow clouds on the horizon; more snow in the forecast, 4. the sunrise colours warming up the sky in the west. 📸☺️

2 Days ago
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This time the snow remains. -7*C tonight and more snow coming.🌨☃️. Here we go!💨

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ORNAMENT TALES • these silver/blue, delicate glass bulbs hung on my childhood tree🎄as long as I can remember. I used to lay under the tree, peer up into the glittery, fluted centers and dream. They hang from the original string and still spark that childhood sense of wonder. ☺️

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❄️SNOW ❄️. Not to get left out of all the snow activity today ... +3*C. one minute it’s snowing 🌨 , the next, it’s raining☔️. I’m happy to see rain; it means safer roads, and the simple truth is ... once the snow arrives here, it’s gonna stay until the first week of May, replete with MANY blizzards and treacherous driving conditions. 🌨🚨⚠️🚙 *LONGwinter 😌💭🗺✈️☀️⛱

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🎄STOCKING STUFFERS🎄. Foot soak salts, featuring: epsom salts, Dead Sea salts and, Himalayan Pink salt, in equal measure. This is my personal favourite blend! More to the story ... I picked up these antique milk bottles, along with a set of milk pogs from the long-closed Dairy, that delivered such bottles to all our homes in the locale, back in the 60s. 🍶👌🏻☺️ *alittlenostagia *fireplacechannelplayingintheb 📯*JoytotheWorld 📯

4 Days ago
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A holiday-stenciled latté. YUM!! 👌🏻😊☕️

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The tree is up!! 👏🏻👏🏻🎄🎊🎁📯. Our Christmas tree is like a history book; each ornament carries a story-within-the big story. I might feature a few here, In the coming weeks. . This one is incredibly precious, from our first Christmas together. 📯🎄❣️🎄📯

5 Days ago
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🎊I’m thrilled!!🎊 This kindle ebook 📖📲, was on special for Cdn 0.99c,🚨🚨(reg. $15) in amazon.ca this morning. (I don’t know about other nation’s amazon stores🤷🏼‍♀️) The reviews of both the book and the author are very good. *holidayreading 📚📚

6 Days ago
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Look at that DARK bank of clouds, moving in! 0*C with 🌨 flurries in the forecast. I’m so glad we got a bit of sunrise color, before the grey sky and flurries move in. ☺️

7 Days ago
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EXPERIMENTS IN ... METAL POINT ✍🏻 • I basecoated with gesso and faint turquoise. (this is my cleaning paper so there are splotches of strong turquoise). Brass for the twigs as it will tarnish green. Silver for the outline and the darks on the songbird. Gold for the shadings on the sparrow. Photo2: the second project. 3-4. Leonardo’s work in goldpoint/silverpoint.

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DECEMBER2015 • I lost my Best 9 of Instagram 📱app, in my last restore. I miss it.😑 Center: Tom’s first snow.❄️🐶❄️ Lower left: Tom’s first Christmas stocking🐶🎄👌🏻☺️. Center right: look at how early the snow started and stayed in 2015!

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a BUCK, his DOE, and a YEARLING, this time Billy was at the window, with the 📸. It’s rare to see a buck in the field;usually it’s the does. The antlers on the fellow in the back are just visible.👍🏻 ❣️🦌❣️☺️

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a gold brick for GOLD POINT drawing ✍🏻 • I just found this little chunk of 24 carat gold to draw with. There are several metals that were used by the old masters, for drawing before graphite was readily available: gold, silver, coppe ... I tried it with silver point medium and 925 silver several years ago (photos1-9). (3. ☺️Oops, yes, I used my wedding ring and grad ring, to see what goldpoint would look like) ✅ most metals tarnish over time, ✅ I made lots of mistakes in my early explorations, which I’ll correct this round, ✅ metalpoint can’t be erased. The dark black lines in my drawings are pencil lines ✏️. I have to pencil in my initial sketch. ✅ I’m going to use several different metals in my piece and take advantage of the fact that they tarnish different colors. *alittleARTISTICadvent 👏🏻🤪

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• The DAY IN THE CITY 🏙 • started early with a beautiful bright sunrise, but soon lost its dazzle, to drizzle and then, full out rain. So much for the beautiful Nova Scotia scenery photos. ☔️🌧☺️. It seems every time on the way out of the City, I find myself remarking, how I would never want to live there. *justacountrygirlathear *❣️countrylife❣️

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❄️• SNOW •❄️ i guess it had to come.🗓⛄️ Our meteorologist said it was the clash of two cold fronts. In any case, it’s -1*C this morning, and more flurries 🌨 expected as the day unfolds. This photo, taken at the kitchen window; which is rimmed by bamboo plants 🌱 to keep my world green, despite the icy, white outdoors. 👌🏻☺️

16 Days ago
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practical PHYSICS • this last leg of the tree fall required a practical understanding of physics, and took all morning. The reasoning was, if the tree section could be properly weighted and felled; in the falling, it could pull the majority of the root mass out, making for a much easier clean-up. The last time that block&tackle was used, it held a large deer, readying it for the butcher shop. *lifeinthecountry *Billy-1/tree-0 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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The CALM after the storm ☀️. Today was sunny and mild. Photo 2. How the TREE SAGA started this morning ... Yesterday Billy had sawed the tree in two sections; the front with the root ball, about 10 feettall; the 30 ft remainder of the tree, he felled directly behind the first, neatly between the two buildings. (that amazes me everytime!) Today, he cut up the 30 ft piece in the back, cleared to the back of the property, neatly stacked by the brook. The 10ft tall stump will get sawed up and cleared tomorrow. The rootball is a bit of a conundrum, kinda messy to deal with. (It made me tired just watching the process)

20 Days ago
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🎨🎨Welcome to your new home!🎨🎨 Nearly 100 various colours of acrylic paints. Ooooh❣️Shall we have fun together!!🎉🖌🎨🎄. Billy arrived home at supper time, with this trove of paints, that a dear friend just didn’t have space for anymore. Any painter friends 👩🏼‍🎨👩🏻‍🎨👩🏽‍🎨 out there, will appreciate my excitement, and the crafty-fun represented here. Loads of Christmassy reds and greens 🎄for seasonal projects. My gelli-plate has been waiting for printing action. So I organized it by color/hues; tomorrow I’ll clean and Vaseline all the caps, so they move well easily and are ready for action!! 👌🏻👩🏼‍🎨

21 Days ago
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🌬💨 120 km/h winds and pouring rain, completely uprooted this 60yr old, 40ft lombardy poplar. Miraculously, it got entangled it the huge maple behind the little henhouse and didn’t crush it. Lots of trees down across power lines in our locale resulting in outages all over. While our power went out several times during the night, it was back on this morning. 👏🏻👏🏻. I’m so glad this wasn’t snow. As it is, getting this huge tree down safely and cleaned up, is going to be A LOT of work. I’m SO THANKFUL, we were kept from harm. Potentially, that tree could have fallen on our house and caused great damage. HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY, everyone!! ☺️✝️🙏🏻

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a 📯CHRISTMAS🎁weave. 🎄. the loom is warped in white. Colors are decided, but I’m not sure of the pattern yet. 🤔💭 I know I want a fringe on the bottom, so I’ve started that. My overall plan is to create 2 weavings to sew together to create a little handwoven Christmas bag with a strap. (Hope I can do it by Christmas. 😉)

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hungry lunch companions today ... ☀️the sun looks warm but it’s only a crisp 1*C🌡. ☺️

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4pm. The days are growing SO short. Tonight’s forecast: -7*C and flurries🌨. brrrr! cold west winds and ominous clouds! 🌨🌨 the season has changed. brrr! 😐

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We’re having a COOL, grey day here in the Maritimes; 2*C, windy with possible flurries or rain showers. Brrr!!☺️ note 📝: Our online weather gives stats 🌡, for this date, over the past 20 years: Highest temperature: 16.0°C in 2014. (which kind of blows this global warming hogwash right out of the water, Lowest temperature -5.4°C in 1997.

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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, little star✨🌟✨, I crept out of bed early to capture a shot of the morning moon, without checking the moon set time; it had set at 5am, and was long gone. HOWEVER ... this star was twinkling ✨ brightly, in the SW sky. ALGIEBA - the bright binary star ⭐️ system in the Leo system 🦁, with orange-red and yellow or greenish-yellow components, is visible through a modest telescope under good atmospheric conditions. To the naked eye, the Algieba system shines at mid-second magnitude(2.0), as a single star. (apologies for the shaky video; the star wasn’t moving around, my camera was. I was trying to zoom in.📸🎞☺️)

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1772 Map of - NOVA SCOTIA. (i found this public domain map online this morning) There are many historically significant points to mention. I’ll choose: SABLE ISLAND. (Just SE, off the coast of NS) Now a very protected, national park, this sandy island is home to a population of 450-500 wild ponies (photos 2-5) It is conjectured that their origin is the relocated ponies, left after the Expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. There is also a LARGE population of seals, as well as other indigenous wildlife. A fascinating and very interesting little piece of Nova Scotia and her history. They believe that upwards to 200 ships foundered here. (photo credit to The Chronicle Herald and the Univ of Saskatchewan, which is conducting a research project on the Island)

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DALTON DOGS • 1. Tom and his long ago predecessor, 2. Engraving from the cover of La Mode Illustrée 1871 vol. 35 3. La Fête de Saint Nicholas 1842, I happened on this little text of Christmas stories last April, and grabbed it specifically for this month. (JUST 40 days ‘til Christmas 🎄🎊) Ummm! 📯 ‘Tis the season 🎄 to get it off the shelf. 📖👓☺️

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LA MODE ILLUSTRÉE • publié à Paris 1881. Every year I get to choose and order a Christmas gift, I see that really want ❤️🎁🎄so this year it’s Paris fashion magazines, from the 1860s-1880s. I confess, I’m not really a fashionista, but I have always enjoyed fashions from long ago. Although, I saw a couple of sample pages (photos 2&3), I haven’t seen the contents. They are described as a women’s magazine, including a short story in instalments, sheet music, fine arts and other period domestic features. I love the engravings! Well, they’re ordered. Now we wait. When they arrive, they get wrapped immediately, to be opened Christmas morning. 🎉✝️🎄🎁🎊 ummm! I can’t wait! 😃😃

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