A Photo a Week Challenge – Off Centre

thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2021/02/22/a-photo-a-week-challenge-off-center-2/

A cardinal rule in photography is to use the rule of thirds or placing your main subject off centre. It makes for a more interesting photo.

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Working on Something Different

….no it’s not a new painting or anything art related for that matter

Many moons ago I used to enjoy working on jigsaw puzzles. Over the years my youngest sister has kept up the tradition of putting together puzzles and lately my daughter and daughter-in-law have taken an interest in jigsaws. They brought a puzzle of the moon this past summer up to the cottage which turned out to be pretty much impossible to assemble.

We have a games store in our neighbourhood so I decided to try and help them stay in business and I purchased a 1000 piece puzzle and a mat. In the meantime Andrea and Josie have purchased more puzzles and we’ll probably swap when I finish this one. Kevin started the puzzle with me by finding all the end pieces but I’ve pretty much put it together so far on my own. I have to admit that it is pretty addictive and I have to pull myself away just to get to bed before 2:30 in the morning. Luckily I have not where to go so I can sleep in.

Here’s my progress so far.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – All You Need is Love

….thanks to Frank from Dutch Goes the Photo for hosting the Tuesday Photo Challenge https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2021/01/26/tuesday-photo-challenge-all-you-need-is-love/

I love the theme this week. Love does make the world go round. What do you love? Here are some of the things that come to mind for me.

Being surrounded by water year round.

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My husband and how he makes me laugh and for all the wonderful meals he cooks for me.

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My family and the joy they bring from near and far.

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For some reason the photos I have of my sister who lives in Calgary would not allow me to post them. I miss her terribly.

I also love to walk in nature, take photographs and make art.

Friendly Friday Challenge – Special Treats

...thanks to Sandy this week for hosting the Friendly Friday Challenge https://thesandychronicles.blog/2021/01/29/friendly-friday-challenge-special-treats/

I have quite the sweet tooth but mostly for cookies or cakes. I’ve never been one for candy, other than chocolate. My husband also has a sweet tooth and he has asked me not to bring any sweets into the house for awhile. If I have one cookie he’ll eat three.

For the challenge this week I’ve gone back into the archives to search for special treats. I soon discovered that not all yummy pleasures have to be made with sugar. Fresh strawberries and homemade pizza are always special in our house.

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Thursday Trios – Week 2

….hope you can join me on this new challenge

Thursday Trios can be anything that you find in groups of three or even something that you’ve staged as a grouping of three. This week’s trios are the three painted rocks and green tomatoes on the vine……

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….keys at the base of guitar strings, diamonds on an ornament and three red berries.

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If you’re joining us copy the link for this post and it will ping back to me. Enjoy!

January Squares….SoUP for sUPper

thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/02/square-up-2/

Day 2 of SquareUp. Today I chose to find words with Up in them. While shopping at the top of the street I was thinking of this challenge and wondering how I could include supper in this post. Then I remembered that I had a pot of soup on the stove that I made earlier today for tonight’s supper. Easy peasy!

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It was delicious by the way. Sausage meatball and ravioli in a chicken broth with some veg for extra goodness.

Another COVID Birthday Celebration

….thank goodness for the beautiful weather we’ve had in November

The last two days have been more normal in terms of November weather but prior to this we’ve had the most glorious, warm and sunny days. Our eldest daughter celebrates her birthday in November so we were thankful that we were able to get together with the family and have a small celebration on the deck in the backyard.

Blowing out the candles has also taken on a new format. I lit the candles on the cake and then we removed them one at a time and my daughter blew them out individually away from the cake. Well that was the plan but it turned out that the candles had burned down too far so she tried to put the candles out by waving her hand over them.

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That didn’t work very well so she tried to extinguish the candles by snuffing them out with popcorn. That worked somewhat but the popcorn caught fire.

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In the end no one was harmed and the cake was delicious.