….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/02/15/icicles-water-water-everywhere-64/
….quiet and the sunrise
I’m normally a night owl and don’t tend to wake before 8:00 in the morning. Today, however, I had to drive my daughter to the airport so I was up at 6:00. It was still dark when we left the house shortly after 6:30 but on my return I could see an orange line along the horizon. It was bitter cold but I decided to venture out of the car when I reached the park at the end of our street and I started to take a few shots of the sky over the lake. In the first shot you can still see the moon in the sky.
The waves and the freezing temperatures created some beautiful natural ice sculptures along the shoreline.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get better the sun actually came up over the horizon line. It was spectacular.
….thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge
Hot Summer Day
Cold Winter Weather
A Hot Oven on a Cold Snowy Day
…thanks to Tina for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge
…I’m glad that someone is getting joy out of this crazy weather
Actually seeing this angel brought me joy and it brought back memories of me as a kid doing the same thing in freshly fallen snow. I saw the children who had probably made the angels with their parents when I was walking through the park to catch more ice designs with my camera. It was a bit treacherous because beneath the snow was slick ice. I had visions of falling and sliding down the banks into Lake Ontario. I saw another photographer out looking for interesting shots and he was walking very gingerly over the ice as well.
…..two for one….this week’s photo challenge is silence
….thanks Cee for some great questions this week
If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?
Hands down, I’d want someone to help me with the cleaning. I’d love to have someone clean the bathrooms, wash the floors, dust and vacuum. We already have a family of young boys who cut our grass once a week and we love to dabble in the garden. My husband is an excellent cook and he loves cooking for me and for family and friends. I don’t mind cooking either.
What makes you laugh the most?
A good joke, a funny movie and watching my granddaughter feeding herself.
What was your favorite food when you were a child?
I loved food and was definitely not a fussy eater. It may sound odd but I loved creamed spinach and my dad made a tasty spaghetti with ground beef and peas in a brown gravy. When I was about 11 or 12 my mom learned how to make a real spaghetti meat sauce with tomatoes and that quickly became a favourite meal for me. Truth be told I don’t think I had one favourite food. I loved cabbage rolls, chicken a la king, chicken pot pie, homemade burgers, fruit torts with whipped cream, ice cream and most cakes and cookies.
List at least five favorite flowers or plants.
I love the following flowers: sunflowers, tulips, Peruvian lilies, irises, carnations, roses, daisy mums and Gerber daisies.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for some beautiful weather last week before winter returned. I enjoyed a wonderful day with the family in Hamilton on the weekend, despite the blizzard we had to drive home in. I’m grateful that I didn’t break any bones when I slipped on the ice when I was going down the concrete steps in front of my house on Monday. Earlier in the day all of the snow on the sidewalks and pathways had melted but there were a few wet patches that froze later in the evening and that’s what caught me by surprise when I took the dog out for one last walk that night. Thank goodness for strong bones and a good amount of padding.
I’m also grateful for the support from my husband on our weight loss journey. He’s lost 10 pounds and I’m down 8 1/2. There are 96 days left before the wedding. If I can lose 1 pound every four days I should be able to lose another 24 pounds but I can’t think that far ahead. One day at a time.