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Day 344


We were surprised to see a flock of geese!

Joanne

Day 343


We finally took the car through a car wash!

Joanne

Day 342


Stalker parents? Our son had an hour long (bumpy) drive, on busy streets, to get to where he had to do some snow clearing, of course we had to make sure he was OK! He did say that he saw one accident, everyone was fine, and he wasn't involved.

Joanne

Day 341


The rabbit was snacking on the thorny rose bushes.
Extreme cold temperatures now (-30℃ with -40℃ windchill) - hopefully he is keeping warm.

Joanne

Day 340


My favourite visitors - the gray partridges (you can tell it is cold again).

Joanne

Day 338


Merry Christmas!
Photo from our walk this afternoon.

Joanne

Day 337


Christmas Eve is time for traditional food at our home - tourtière (French Canadian meat pies)!

Joanne

Day 336


Over a week ago the temperature warmed up and the snow was sticky, snowmen popped up all over our village - I thought this group was nice.
 It is very rare to be able to make snowmen here - it is usually too cold and the snow won't stick together, more like ice. It has been fun to see all the snowmen.

Joanne

Day 335


A present for under the tree! This one came from the other side of the world (thanks Raewyn!).

Joanne

Day 333


Christmas vacation is time for ping-pong at our home!

Joanne

Day 332


A week of spinning finished!
I had lots of fun trying different ways to dye and spin - it is the first time I have dyed and spun yarn with no project in mind. 
Painting, gradient, and spot dyeing; fingering weight, sport weight and worsted weight; 2-ply, 3-ply and chain plied - they all started as the same 100g, white, merino/silk roving.
This week has given me the confidence to dye and spin enough wool for a sweater.

Joanne

Day 331


I'm grateful for warm clothes that make walking outside at this time of the year pleasant.

Joanne

Day 330


The Christmas display at the John Deer dealership.

Joanne

Day 329


Our home December 2014.
Warm weather over the weekend melted lots of the snow, then we had a little bit of snow yesterday.

Joanne

Day 328


The last 3 bundles ready for spinning.
I thought this photo, taken with a flash, looked like everything was floating.

Joanne

Day 326


I finished the first skein!
I bought 6 bundles of fibre recently, and the plan is to dye, spin and then put them up for sale.
This one took about 10 hours to spin.

Joanne

Day 324


Another little visitor this morning.
The strong wind was blowing her/his fur.

Joanne

Day 322


Amazing sun dogs this afternoon!
This photo was taken with my iPod, through a dirty car window, going 100km/h on the highway - so, not ideal photographic conditions, but I didn't want to miss this opportunity.

Joanne

Day 321


All our stockings are different types of embroidery. 
My Father stitched the cross stitch one, and I made the others.

Joanne

Day 320


We decorated the Christmas tree today.
We like to collect ornaments while on vacations - these are from Germany, France and Italy.

Joanne

Day 319


A frosty morning, with interesting clouds.

Joanne

Day 318


A jack rabbit trying to figure out how to get to the other side of the fence.

Joanne

Day 315


A second, smaller flock of partridges arrived at the bird feeder this morning.
A few minutes later there was lots of chirping, and the large flock came around the corner of the house.


You can see the small flock running away!
It is amazing how territorial they are.

Joanne

Day 314


Snowball collected in a dill seed head.

Joanne