Busy Hands

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Knitting and crochet today. The knit piece is naturally dyed in chamomile , lac, madder and logwood. Bolder colors and bolder patterns. By Christmas Eve I had no knit items left so I knew it was time to get busy again. My “to do” list is long and ambitious, but I am looking forward to trying some new things. Long dark nights are perfect for staying in and knitting.

Glowing Skies

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On a late night drive to Tsawwassen we could see the sky glowing for miles. Once it started reflecting on the rain drenched road I just had to take a quick iPhone shot as my husband drove the vehicle . It was an eerie yet eye catching sight.

A Walk Through Heritage Ranch

blog heritage ranch 7 With all the Christmas craziness going on in the world at the moment, I decided that the best way to spend the day was a walk at Heritage Ranch (Red Deer, Alberta, Canada). Walking down a snowy path seemed much more appealing than wrestling with shoppers and being in traffic jams (I’m not a “shopper” in the best circumstances, so Christmas shopping really isn’t my “thing”.)

blog heritage ranch 8The original plan was to snowshoe, but parts of the the path were too bare.

blog heritage ranch 6blog heritage ranch 5The hay bales along the way added a bit of western flare.

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Some horses were being harnessed up for a sleigh ride.

blog heritage ranch 1Our son was thrilled when he was able to see the horses up close.

blog heritage ranch 9The view from the bridge allows a great view of the paddock.

blog heritage ranch 3The scenery was pretty in all directions. The grass was covered in a delicate frost which was just lovely, unfortunately I only had my phone with me for pictures and iphones are only average for macro photography.

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Wintery lighting shone behind the evergreens, and at the end of our walk we were greeted by a cheerful snowman.

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