Friday, December 24, 2021

Christmas 2021

 I would like to wish everyone
 a Merry Christmas. 
We have to try to maintain some 
Christmas Cheer as we are
 in this Covid Crisis. 
My Christmas plans with
 family have been cancelled
 as well as a trip to 
New York in January. 
Our province is near 10,000 cases
and expected to rise over the holidays.
My sister Annie and I are staying
home and obeying restrictions,
spending time watching Netflix. 

I did a lot of baking in the last
months.  I gave a lot away
as gifts and mailed some to 
family and friends. 

It's the first time I baked biscotti.
A twice baked hard cookie that
is dipped in coffee or other drinks.
Almond Biscotti

For the recipes following, 
click on the name.
I made this one with dried cranberries.

I also made for the first time,
an Austrian moon cookie.

Orange flavoured Cranberry Sauce,
to go with my Christmas turkey.

Apple flavoured Cranberry Sauce
and gave some as gifts. 

I made some Lemon Cookies.
and some other traditional 
Christmas cookies.

Some Christmas decorations.

On the wall behind the tree,
At a Thrift Shop, I found this
London Telephone Booth Photo.
A memory of a trip to London. 
Canvas on a wooden frame.
We  illuminated it with some 
battery lights behind.
The red blends in with the tree. 

Some other photos

Ghomes are very popular this year. 

Plaid adds some nice touches

A small silver tree

Remember those glass blocks 
 that were used for walls, etc.
This one is painted with lights inside.

A beautiful gift painted by Sylvie.
My daughters sister-in-law.

She also painted this on glass

I made these placemats last year with 
photocopied music sheets covered in plastic. 

Merry Christmas to everyone.
We have to have HOPE 
that 2022 will be a
better year.  Stay safe
and stay healthy. xo


Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Autumn 2021

 It has been a nice Autumn
 this year, here in the Gaspé.

Covid counts are going down 
with people being vaccinated 
and having passports. 

I am sharing some photos
I took here and there. .
The colours of Autumn. 

I have deer coming to visit.
I do leave some apples 
near this spot for them.

A buck enjoying the berries 
from a Mountain Ash tree

This was the first day of hunting season 
that he came into the yard.

They also eat apples on the ground
that fall from the tree. 

A Maple Tree
turns glorious colours

Fall Asters 

Lots of leaves have fallen.

Hostas are beautiful
before going asleep for Winter.

Virginia Creeper
 climbed to the birdhouses.

Mountain Ash tree has
 plenty of berries this year.

After the leaves have fallen.
Food for wildlife.

Whimsical look of Daylillies

Golden leaves of Shieldleaf,

A young Butternut Tree


In the Woods

We've had a lot rain in October.

A Witches Broom/
A deformity in a tree.

A golfball in the forest?
Possibly dropped by a bird.
Possibly a Crow or Ravin.

At the beach
So peaceful in Autumn.

The town of Bonaventure in the distance.

Day's brook below.
It appears smaller because
 I'm standing on a cliff. 

Fall winds bring in 
a lot of beach wood;
And other things...

Also some treasures,
if you collect seagrass.

Sundown at the Dock

This lighthouse was moved from
its original location in the 90's.
It used to be close
 to where I grew up.

Below, an old photo
someone sent me recently.
Its original location.
The revolving light would shine 
in our upstairs window.
Our beacon in the night.

A lot of seaweed on 
the beach in Bonaventure
from high winds and huge waves.

Sister Annie

Beautiful Fall Sunsets 

Bye for now.
Thanks for your visit.
Stay safe and stay well.


I am pleased to announce that our gardens have
been featured in the Gaspe Spec Newspaper.
That's me and my sister Annie in the photo.
We made it on the front cover. 😃
Thanks to Journalist Diane Skinner
for this lovely article.