Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

This is one of my favorite photos. Taken last year at Coombs market. It just reminds me of a party.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Walking in a winter wonderland

Snow gently falling, frost clinging to all it touches. This is the scene down my driveway this morning.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Past

A long day in town , but I really enjoyed my day in town. Lunch with a friend, finding the perfect gift for mom, the horsedrawn lightshow with the grandkids, and a special surprise for me. (that I will have to share after christmas so as to not ruin a surprise for someone else) The lights on the main street always remind me of when I first moved to Grande Prairie . And the kids and I would walk from store to store, Doing our Christmas shopping as the carols played from the speakers on 214 place. It gives me that warm Christmasy feeling. I miss my babies.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Working The Cattle

We had a busy day today. The calves are sick and needed to be treated . As always Mick is a big help. Finally the weather is a bit warmer, but the fog made some frosty looking critters.

In a Fog

The weather is warming creating a fog that blurs the lines, and obscures the landscape. Similar to the fog that I have been in lately.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

christmas Glow

Lately I have been feeling a little dark... not getting much done.. not getting dressed. Maybe it's the cold weather, or it could be a case of seasonal disorder, or simply christmas blues. Anyway I am going to have to kick my butt, as my husband's birthday is on saturday.

Sunday, December 13, 2009


I heard on the news today that we are the coldest place on earth today. The dogs are sleeping inside, the cows are getting extra bedding and feed, The fire is roaring , bread is baking and the birds are getting an extra servings of yummy sunflower seeds.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sunrise clouds

The mercury has dipped to - 33 celcuis. Brrr cold . And even though sunset is later and later, there are still some beautiful mornings. This was taken at 9:30 this morning just outside my door.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Magic of Christmas

Ever since I can remember, a big part of the magical air of Christmas has been the tree. Christmas eve in the middle of the night, while everyone was asleep,I would creep into the livingroom. Where only on Christmas eve, the lights were left on , for Santa. I would just gaze at the tree all atwinkle, glittering and glowing on the presents under the tree. Then I would return to bed happy in the knowledge that Santa had come. Even as an adult the tree hold the same sense of childlike assurance that dreams do come true and magic does happen. The other day I put the tree up and just like every other year I sat gazing and soaking in the magic.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009