Thursday Trios – First Trios of 2022

after a trip to the ROM I was delighted to find these trios

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A Trio of Toy Teacups
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Miniatures
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A Display of COVID Masks
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Bonus – three t-shirts that my daughter in New Brunswick made for Winnie

If you have any photos of trios, why not join the fun and post some on your blog. Copy my link and post it into your blog and I will get a pingback. I promise I will get back to you. Apologies to those who posted over the holidays. I’ve been very busy with family and have not been on the computer as much as I normally am. I’ll get to your comments shortly. Happy New Year, everyone.

Lost #8

unfortunately many of the disposable masks are not really lost, merely tossed aside

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Even when I was teaching I could never understand how children could lose snow pants, winter jackets and boots and not set off alarms at home. It’s one thing, however, to not bring home clothing from school but how do you lose one boot in the park and not notice?

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Monster Monday – Happy Family Day

here in Ontario we’re celebrating Family Day on Monday, February 15th

Kevin’s monster family is a friendly reminder to continue wearing your masks. Vaccines won’t be resumed for a couple more weeks. Hang in there. We can all get through this if we stay vigilent.

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Stripes and Checks – Lens Artists Photo Challenge

….thanks to Leya for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/lens-artists-challenge-132-striped-checked/

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Drive-by Gift Exchange, Donuts and a Walk in the Park

….on Christmas Eve

We decided as a family this year to celebrate Christmas in our homes and connect via Zoom. On Christmas Eve, early in the afternoon our kids drove to our house to drop off and pick up gifts. Gaelan ordered special donuts to share with everyone. It was not a particularly nice day but our meeting took place between rain showers so we also managed to get in a walk to to the park at the bottom of our street.

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Everyone wore their masks, some more festive than others and some of us wore our special hats and antlers.

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I even got Frances to get into the festive spirit for all of 10 seconds. My husband said she’s slowing down in her old age.

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Our get together was short because we all had to get back home and do a Zoom Christmas with Brendan and his family in London, England. It was Sevin’s first Christmas and it was fun watching her open her gifts from the family.

The Greenest Christmas Tree Hunt Ever

….with very little snow on the ground

On Thursday the family who reside in Ontario all travelled to a Spruce Meadows Christmas Trees near Hamilton. It was very mild, sunny and there was little snow left on the ground. When Kevin and I arrived in our car we were the first of the family there and in fact we were the only people there for a short while. Apparently the weekend before the place was so busy that the entire field was filled with cars.

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It didn’t take long before the rest of the family arrived, all wearing masks and ready to trek to the tree field. My daughter, Gaelan and her husband, Brendan were looking for a tall tree to fit into their Victorian style dining room while the rest of us were more content with much smaller trees.

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Lost #2

….finding more masks and now gloves on my daily walks

When we first came up with the idea to photograph lost masks it seemed like they were everywhere. Now that we’re looking for them it seems that they are harder and harder to find and I guess that’s a good thing. On our most recent walk, however, quite a few popped up. Here are the most recent in my photo gallery of lost items.

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