5 Minutes of My Day 2016




December 31, 2016
Sitting warm by the fire reading.



December 30, 2016
Staying warm inside while a storm raged outside.



December 29, 2016
Sewing with my granddaughters and taking apart old clothing for the fabric.



December 28, 2016
Counting pennies with our granddaughters



December 27, 2016
Reading at our local library.



December 26, 2016
Having fun walking after an ice storm - need our coffee.



December 25, 2016
Sitting quietly and enjoying the moment.




December 24, 2016
Having coffee with a friend and driving past pastoral views.



December 23, 2016
Enjoying homemade cookies a gift from a friend and her children



December 22, 2016
Being surprised by gifts of flowers at work.



December 21, 2016
Driving under a sky that hinted at a nice day.



December 20, 2016
Finally getting in the Christmas spirit.



December 19, 2016
Driving home under a beautiful winter sunset.



December 18, 2016
Enjoying being with our Church family at service this morning.



December 17, 2016
Making Christmas cookies with our Granddaughters



December 16, 2016
Enjoying a beautiful sunrise after the winter storm.



December 15, 2016
Waiting while Grandpa blow the snow from our driveway.

December 14, 2016 
Driving in and staying warm during the winter storm.

December 13, 2106
Receiving joy in the form of two handmade bookmarks



December 12, 2016
At the Lions Club Christmas Dinner


December 11, 2016
Arriving at Elmira Mennonite Church for Christmas dinner - cars in our parking lot horses in the church next door.



December 10, 2016
Decorating this years Christmas Candy House with our granddaughters



December 9, 2016
Life begins again with a walk down memory lane with Great Grandma's recipe book.



December 4 - 8, 2016
Our world turns inward and no pictures are taken.




December 3, 2016
I grieve the passing of Great Grandma.


December 2, 2016
Being aware of the beauty and rebirth around me with this mornings sunrise.



December 1, 2016
I go back to work and visit with Great Grandma in the evening.



November 30, 2016
Waiting with Great John at Great Grandma bedside



November 28, 2016
We continue to wait at Great Grandma's bedside in ICU



November 27, 2016
Waiting with family in the ICU waiting room



November 26, 2016
Finding myself in the Intensive Care Unit Great Grandma is not doing well.



November 25, 2016
Spending the night at Great Grandma's bedside 



November 24, 2016
Waiting at Great Grandma's hospital bed



November 23, 2016
Waiting for Great Grandma Audrey to come out of surgery


November 22, 2016
Reading with my granddaughter.



November 21, 2016
Driving past farming that goes on even in the snow.



November 20, 2016
Waking to snow and a bitter wind.



November 19, 2016
Being overwhelmed with how fast everything has become about Christmas.



November 18, 2016
Enjoying a cup of coffee.




November 17, 2016
Needing my emotional sanctuary at work.


November 16, 2016
Amazed by the complexity of the sky this afternoon



November 14, 2016
Enjoying tonight's sunset on my drive home.




November 13, 2016
Visiting with our son and granddoggy 



November 12, 2016
Digging up our Jerusalem artichokes or Sunchokes.



November 11, 2016
Standing and remembering.



November 10, 2016
Back at the library for wonderful night of reading with our granddaughter.



November 9, 2016
After a very long and stressful day got to spend a few minutes decompressing. 



November 8, 2016
Driving to work this morning as the sun was coming up.



November 7, 2016
Driving to work in a world turned red and white by the morning frost.



November 6, 2016
Listening our granddaughter provide the prelude music at church.



November 5, 2016
Out walking and having at bite to eat.



November 4, 2016
Enjoying the whimsical on my walking break at work.



November 3, 2016
Walking during my lunch hour on a wonderful fall day.


November 2, 2016
Reading with our Granddaughter at the local library 



November 1, 2016
Walking through our garden on an unseasonably warm day.



October 31, 2016
Helping Mother and Great John on Halloween Night



October 30, 2016
Knitting a winter sweater for Toaster my granddoggie
October 29, 2016
Spending the day with our grandson.



October 28, 2016
Home sick.



October 27, 2016
Waking up to the first snow fall and it snowed lightly all day.



October 26, 2016
Driving through a world changed to white over night with the first killing frost



October 25, 2016
Sharing the road with our Amish neighbours


October 24, 2016
Having a wonderful supper out with Great John




October 23, 2016
Out walking with our granddaughters



October 22, 2016
Planning our next vacation.



October 21, 2016
Enjoying the sweetness of our concord grapes, the frost has turned them from sour to sweet overnight.



October 20, 2016
Sitting in front of the fire on a wet cold October evening. 



October 19, 2016
Enjoying a foggy yet beautiful drive into work.



October 18, 2016
Enjoying the fall colours every turn in the road reveals the beauty of the fall.



October 17, 2016
Marveling at how the morning rain sparkled in the early morning light. 



October 16, 2016
Having Sunday Dinner with Mother and Great John.



October 15, 2016
Thrift store shopping with my daughter what a wonderful day.



October 14, 2016
Enjoying my drive to work!



October 13, 2016
Assisting Mother and John in visiting a beloved memorial. 



October 12, 2016
First day back at work and drove past the last of the harvest being taken off.



October 11, 2016
Moving our 4 year old fig to a more protected site as there is a risk of frost tonight.



October 10, 2016
Thanksgiving dinner at Great Grandma and Great John's.
October 9, 2016
The lawn has not been mowed and we have beautiful weeds adding colour to our home.



October 8, 2016
Arriving home from our vacation and being greeted by signs of Thanksgiving

October 5, 2015
Stopping at rest stations on interstate 35 on our way home.



October 4, 2016
Hold up in Salina Kansas USA under a Tornado watch.



October 3, 2016
Walking through Old Fort Bent in La Junta Colorado USA



September 21, 2016
Waking up to a beautiful morning in our Rightline Gear Tent

September 20, 2016
Breakfast out at Penny's Diner North Platte Nebraska USA




September 19, 2016
Driving through Iowa past abandoned homestead, and fields of corn.



September 18, 2016
Driving past corn cribs and fields of corn and beans.





September 17, 2016
Driving past fields of drying corn



September 16, 2016
Driving by my favourite lake on the way to work ~ fall is my favourite time of the year.



September 15, 2016
Starting a knitting project a baby blanket



September 14, 2016
Watching the first Monarch Butterfly we have seen this season.



September 13, 2016
September 13, 2016 Capturing last nights dew on the cedars at sunrise this morning. 



September 12, 2016
Drafting the October calendar for my bullet journal and face timing with a friend. 



September 11, 2016
Watching our grandchildren get new bibles from the church at the start of Sunday School 
this year



September 10, 2016
That moment of clean and calm just before cupcakes are made and iced.



September 9, 2016
Enjoying a Friday afternoon heavy country traffic.



September 8, 2016
Enjoying a wood fire baked pizza Sweet Thai Chicken.



September 7, 2016
The sky is predicting a storm tonight


September 7, 2016
Noticing that where other plans have suffered in the hot weather the Sunflowers are beautiful.



September 5, 2016
Starting the September crochet along leg warmers they are fun.



September 4, 2016
Driving to Tobermory via Isthmus Bay Rd around Georgian Bay.



September 3, 2016
Visiting one of my favourite yarn shops Docknits in Port Elgin Ontario



September 2, 2016
Walking at sunset.



September 1, 2016
Driving our new to us red vehicle, never thought I would own anything red :)



August 31, 2016
Saying goodbye to long time friend and colleague.


August 30, 2016
Sitting in our front garden enjoying the butterfly weed and sky.



August 29, 2016
Walking this evening with our cart to get groceries. 



August 28, 2016
Driving home under a late August sky.



August 27, 2016
At a 1st birthday cake smash-up.



August 26, 2016
Stopping to listen to the water during my lunch break.



August 25, 2016
Enjoying a wonderful walk under a beautiful late summer sky



August 24, 2016
Counting the number of mushrooms that grew overnight in our lawn.



August 23, 2016
Enjoying a surprise bouquet of flowers, a random act of kindness received. 



August 22, 2016
Working on my newest hobby bullet journaling.



August 21, 2016
Visiting our son on day with blue sky and thunder clouds depending where you were.



August 20, 2016
Watching this little boy play in the mud while we walked the beach.



August 19, 2016
Walking this evening past our fragrant rosebush and seeing if heavy with rose hips. 



August 18, 2016
Enjoying our new portable induction cooktop.



August 17, 2016
Taking a picnic break from work and watching these boys catch crayfish



August 16, 2016
Walking under and very threatening sky this evening - it rained all day :)



August 15, 2016
Some times we find joy in the most unexpected places like this flower growing in a crack beside the road.



August 14, 2016
Having a wonderful time at Black Creek Pioneer Village 



August 13, 2016
Sewing with my granddaughter she is proud of the skirt she made.



August 12, 2016
Walking around the Fall Fair with our granddaughter


August 11, 2016
Driving past fields of stressed corn from this years drought conditions



August 10, 2016
Wondering why they are cutting a lawn that is as dry as a bone.



August 9, 2016
Creating doodles in my bullet journal



August 8, 2016
Enjoying another hot beautiful sunny summer day just as the bees are this goldenrod.



August 7, 2016
Touring the back roads of rural Ontario and what wonders we did see.



August 6, 2016
Enjoying lunch out with our grandson



August 5, 2016
Date night and my beloved came with flowers.



August 4, 2016
Just hanging out like this toad trying to stay cool in the 34 degree C temperatures.



August 3, 2016
Watching Bella a Jack Russell Pug cross dig like her life depended on it.



August 2, 2016
Doing our part for the environment and our bodies walked for groceries tonight.



August 1, 2016
Noticing that on a warm sunny holiday Monday many motorcycles were on the road.



July 31, 2016
Relaxing!



July 30, 2016
Praying for rain and worried about the fireworks tonight when it is so dry.




July 29, 2016
Walking the Bruce Trail through Harrison Park this afternoon.



July 28, 2016
Watching farmers harvesting on my drive to work.



July 27, 2016
Watching the sky cloud over and praying it will rain.



July 26, 2016
Watching my granddaughter play soccer, the pick socks.



July 25, 2016
Having a picnic with my Beloved during my lunch hour



July 24, 2016
At another wonderful church potluck dinner.



July 23, 2016
Watching the children swim at our church camping weekend



July 22, 2016
Enjoying Sights and Sounds this evening



July 21, 2016
Driving to Owen Sound this evening to help out our son.



July 20, 2016
Walking this morning and again I was taken by surprise by the fragrance of this rose bush.



July 19, 2016
Walking over my lunch hour and finding red maple keys.



July 18, 2016
Like it horse and buggy I took a rest for work and went for a walk.



July 17, 2016
Thrilled to enjoy a dessert from my childhood made by my mother for Sunday dinner.



July 16, 2016
Driving back from visiting family we are in awe of wild flowers growing along side the roads.



July 15, 2016
Driving home on date night saw The Legend of Tarzan great movie



July 14, 2016
Staying hydrated and cool like this beautiful Damselfly.



July 13, 2016
Trying to stay cool in 33 C weather



July 12, 2016
Admiring our beautiful lilies.



July 11, 2015
Working on Great John's Prayer Shawl



July 10, 2016
Cooking with garlic scapes from our garden



July 9, 2016
Once again noticing how beautiful the weeds that grow around us are.



July 8, 2016
Watering our fig plant and praying that it will rain soon



July 7, 2016
Driving home from a goodbye dinner past fields of barley.



July 6, 2016
Watering the garden and thrilled to find the eggplant in bloom.



July 5, 2016
Too hot to walk this evening 7:35 pm and it is still 80 degrees



July 4, 2016
Out for a evening stroll under a clear blue sky.



July 3, 2016
Just being out and about on a glorious Sunday.

July 2, 2016
Visiting Ontario Farmers Markets buying fresh strawberries



July 1, 2016
Watering our poor fern as our Red House Wren's have taken fight



June 30, 2016
Driving home from the movies - Date night.

June 29, 2016
School is out for summer celebrated with Ice Cream



June 28, 2016
Cleaning up my craft room

June 27, 2016
Enjoying the beauty of the butterfly weed that opened today.



June 26, 2016
Sitting outside and making Mr. and Mrs. Red House Wren very upset.



June 25, 2016
At the harness races on a very hot Saturday evening




June 24, 2016
Having supper at Great Grandma's house



June 23, 2016
Not sitting in the front of our home as our wren's mature in their nest.



June 22, 2016
Enjoying an evening walk with our granddaughter



June 21, 2016
Waiting for our House Wren's to leave their nest, it will be soon feathers are starting to grow.



June 20, 2016
Walking under a beautiful evening sky as the heat wave breaks.



June 20, 2016
Planning a vacation.




June 18, 2016
Just before we leave to return to Canada I had to take one more photograph of the train tracks in front of the house.




June 17, 2016
Arriving safely at Great John's home to bring him back to Canada



June 16, 2016
Pleased that all of the eggs have hatched.



June 14, 2016
Remembering how when we moved onto the farm how Mother's
Solomon Seal had taken over the garden.



June 13, 2016
Cleaning up after the death of our apple tree.



June 12, 2016
Watching our Red House Wren's care for their new hatchlings. 



June 11, 2016
Spent the evening with granddaughters at the races.



June 10, 2016
Walking downtown Owen Sound it is a beautiful city.



June 9, 2016
Walking this evening past beautiful wild phlox



June 8, 2016
Walking with granddaughter tonight we saw 7 rabbits.



June 7, 2016
Feeling under the weather so working on the Poppy Shawl 70 done 30 more to go.



June 6, 2016
Driving to work and coming upon a patch of wild Iris in the ditch.



June 5, 2016
Cooking a wonderful Sunday dinner for Paul and I.



June 4, 2016
The Red House Finch build her home in the fern over our chairs she finally ignored us and went back to sitting on her nest as we sat in our chairs.



June 3, 2016
Having breakfast with our little Red House Finch this morning



June 2, 2016
Walking and noticing how the sun shined off the red maples.



June 1, 2016
Walking with our granddaughter who had the camera here is one of her pictures.



May 31, 2016
Admiring our spring garden in the last light of the day.



May 30, 2016
Finding a this red house finch nest in the hanging fern.



May 29, 2016
Attending a family Birthday Party.
May 28, 2016
Trying to stay cool in 30°C weather



May 27, 2016
Taking Mother for a supper out and a drive to the beach



May 26, 2016
Out walking we noticed our favourite old truck has new white wall tires



May 25, 2016
Stepping outside and each time being surprised by the perfume of spring blossoms.



May 24, 2016
Finding this beautiful tulip on our evening walk.



May 23, 2016
Driving to Kitchener Ontario and passing spring farming.



May 22, 2016
Four generations of family gathered together to make perogies.



May 21, 2016
Enjoying the fragrance of spring blossoms 


May 20, 2016
Out for supper with Paul and Carla we shared desserts what a treat!



May 19, 2016
Out walking at the end of the day.



May 18, 2016
Taking apart the April crochet along project and modeling to granddaughters that is something is worth doing it is worth doing right.



May 17, 2016
Moving our fig outside it having survived it's third winter on our garage. 



May 16, 2016
Enjoying the first sort of warm rain of the spring, it is better than snow



May 15, 2016
Waking up to a snow storm in May ?!



May 14, 2016
Spending the day with just my sister and what a wonderful day it was.



May 13, 2016
Out walking this evening and the fungi are doing well this spring



May 12, 2016
Attended a wonderful Rotary fundraising event a Dinner Theatre



May 11, 2016
Celebrating a family birthday


May 10, 2016
At a celebratory lunch with my co-workers.



May 9, 2016
Enjoying my Mother's Day flowers.



May 8, 2016
In between church and visiting the hospital worked on downsizing my craft room.



May 7, 2016
Enjoying the wonders of a spring Farmers Market



May 6, 2016
Enjoying the spring flowers in our garden.


May 5, 2016
Sitting with my sister and mother crocheting a turtle facecloth for my great nephew



May 4, 2016
Sitting quietly at home with a new favour of tea thinking of the day.


May 3, 2016
Noticing how even weeds 
Purple Deadnettle look beautiful in the spring



May 2, 2016
Working on this crocheted shark bath cloth for my Great Nephew Lucas



May 1, 2016
Sunday lunch was at Great Grandma's as she recuperates a family puzzles has been set up for all the visitors to help with. 


April 30, 2016
Playing around with macro photography for this weeks WPP photo


April 29, 2016
Purchasing equipment to ensure safety and continue independence during a recovery period.



April 28, 2016
Working outside spring appears to be here to stay



April 27, 2016
Watering the seedling at church.
Click here to see the earlier post on planting these.



April 26, 2016
Filled with joy when surgery went well and a beloved family member begins to recover.



April 25, 2016
Crocheting as I wait for a beloved family member to complete a preoperative procedure.



April 24, 2016
Introducing the newest little girl in our family to the joy of 18 inch dolls
April 23, 2016
Talking about how so many large trees have been washed down the river with this years spring flood.



April 22, 2016
Driving back from Neyaashiinigmiing Ontario we saw many Turkey Vultures as the winters road kill is revealed. 



April 21, 2016
As the flood waters recede we are noticing signs of beaver activity along the river banks 



April 20, 2016
Walking and sharing the early evening with this Red Winged Blackbird, such a pretty song it sang for us.



April 19, 2016
Out for another walk on a wonderful spring evening



April 18, 2016
Visiting our son's home and having his dog run circles around me.



April 17, 2016
Celebrating a birthday with talented grandchildren.



April 16, 2016
Detangling the hair of a thrift store find for our granddaughter.



April 15, 2016
Relaxing with my life partner along the shores of Lake Huron as evening fell over the lake.



April 14, 2016
Unwell today a short drive to take in the sun and the flood waters are receding in our local park.



April 13, 2016
Walking in our garden.  I am told this is a weed and I call it a flower.



April 12, 2016
No snow today and a walk in the garden showed spring 2016 making a valiant attempt to arrive.



April 11, 2016
Driving to work in fog that cancelled school buses.



April 10, 2016
Feeling very under-the-weather so sat in a chair and crocheted all day.



April 9, 2016
Baking Sunday dinners dessert.



April 8, 2016
Desperately looking for signs that spring will soon come.



April 7, 2016
Listening to the weather forecast more snow tonight 



April 6, 2016
As more snow falls I spent time wondering if I will sit in this chair in the sun :(



April 5, 2016
Really questioning if I have the right motivational quote on my door - change is hard!



April 4, 2015
Grumbling about the weather! Yuck!!



April 3, 2016
Planting the seeds for our 2016 Children's Peace Garden at church


April 2, 2016
Spending the morning at the Grey Roots Museum Maple Sugar Moon Festival


April 1, 2016
Driving past increasing flood waters on the way to work today


March 31, 2016
With more rain today driving home there was new flooding


March 30, 2016
Watching as flood waters turn gentle rivers into torrents of deadly water.


March 29, 2016
Noticing all around me the signs of spring.


March 28, 2016
Spending a lazy holiday Monday with good books and tea.


March 27, 2016
Going for a walk after all the Easter guest had left.


March 26, 2016
Driving to Owen Sound where we entered a world covered in ice.


March 25, 2016
Draping the cross with black cloth as we remember God's unconditional love for us.


March 24, 2016
Driving in an ice storm, glad to be home


March 23, 2016
Enjoying cooking with our granddaughters


March 22, 2016
Yep driving in snow again today.


March 21, 2016
Driving to work in an early spring snow fall.


March 20, 2016
Arriving home to the most amazing birthday gift an original painting by my sister-in-law. 


March 19, 2016
Saying goodbye to our winter home in South Carolina.


March 18, 2016
Watching Pirates Voyage on our last night in Myrtle Beach SC


March 17, 2016
Enjoying half price banana split with our Granddaughters


March 16, 2016
Walking the State Park paths and natural growth forest


March 15, 2016
Enjoying the beach and sun.


March 14, 2016
Ending a wonderful day with a walk on the beach.


March 13, 2016
Enjoying the arrival of our granddaughters


March 12, 2016
Watching a male swan at sunset attempting to impress the female


March 11, 2016
Back at Brookgreen watching this amazing creature run on the wall and drop down from trees onto me - Yuk!


March 10, 2016
Walking a colourful beach as the temperature hits 80 F.


March 9, 2016
Watching the handyman come out in my partner even on vacation.


March 8, 2016
Like the turtles we were enjoying the sun.


March 7, 2016
Back at Brookgreen taking more photographs.


March 6, 2016
Taking photos at Brookgreen Gardens

March 5, 2016
Walking the old growth paths at the state park.


March 4, 2016
Walking the beach at sunset.


March 3, 2016
Walking the beach.


March 2, 2016
Spending another wonderful day walking the beach.


March 1, 2016
Enjoying a great coffee and afternoon pastry snack.

February 29, 2016
Enjoying blue skies and warm weather.


February 28, 2016
Eating lunch at the beach.


February 27, 2016
Walking the State Park paths and enjoying the abundance of nature.


February 26, 2016
Spending the day walking around Historic Georgetown SC. USA


February 25, 2016
We made it to the State Park Pier today walking the beach in the sun.


February 24 2016
Determining if we will walk the beach on a day with tornado warnings


February 23, 2016
Sharing the beach on our evening walk.


February 22, 2016
Walking the beach before the rain came.



February 21, 2016
Walking the beach looking for hidden treasure. 

February 20, 2016
Driving into another beautiful February sunset.


February 19, 2016
Driving into a beautiful February sunset


February 18, 2016
Enjoying the drive to work sunshine and trees paint by hoarfrost


February 17, 2016
Granddaughters visited and we started putting together Easter decorations

February 16, 2016
Still sewing


February 15, 2016
Sewing a new camera vest for myself

February 14 2016
Driving and enjoying a beautiful February day.

February 13, 2016
At a wonderful Saturday Sleigh Ride.  


February 12, 2016
Making a new recipe Carrot Halwa or carrot pudding very good!

February 11, 2016
Enjoying the brief winter sunrise in a February devoid of blue sky


February 10, 2016
Driving to work during another blast of cold weather and waiting for this to be cleared up.


February 9, 2016
Walking the track this evening with young William


February 8, 2016
Sharing the road with horse and buggies.



February 7, 2016
Trying to make origami boxes with our granddaughters Ruth did great



February 6, 2016
Making Cassava cake for the first time from a yucca root~ so good!


February 5, 2016
It started to snow again the icing sugar type of snow 


February 4, 2016
Enjoying a cup of tea after a hard day.


February 3, 2016
Driving home through winter fog.

February 2, 2016
Setting up Paul's new ipad mini


February 1, 2015
Driving home and enjoying the red pop of barns against the white winter background.


January 31, 2016
Driving in rain as the temperature soars to 7 C  


January 30, 2016
Dinner and theater at a local fundraising event  Murder at Mardi Gras


January 29, 2016
Out for an evening walk and enjoying the warm welcome of our home.


January 28, 2016
As the chauffeur for the day I spent time waiting.


January 27, 2016
Watching this goose being chased onto the ice by a swan


January 26, 2016
Watching it snow again :(

January 25, 2016
Driving home and wondering at the winter landscape left behind by the storms


January 24, 2016
Visiting the Old Durham Road Black Pioneer Cemetery 


January 23, 2016
Thrift Store shopping and finding this wonderful antique Eatonia sewing machine

January 22, 2016
Starting the February crochet along while visiting with peers over lunch at work.

January 21, 2016
Walking the track this evening and watching the young girls practice hockey


January 20, 2016
Following a snow plough on the way to work this morning


January 19, 2016
Being able to see the tops of the trees as the snow storm dissipate
and noticing how many pine cones were produced this year.

January 18, 2016
Well another stormy drive to work.


January 17, 2016
At a Sunday evening intergenerational event,
we sang hymns before the pot luck supper.


January 16, 2016
Out for a walk in -3C temperatures and with the wind chill we did not need to be told if felt like -13C.



January 15, 2016
Snow is melting and creating new hazards for the drive home today


January 14, 2016
Being very grateful for our snowplow drivers
who worked hard to clear the roads this morning. 



January 13, 2016
Waiting while Paul cleared the snow from the driveway,
second terrible drive to work in a row.


January 12, 2016
Driving home in the worst winter conditions in 30 years.


January 11, 2016
The snow of last night continued all day lots
 of shoveling and cleaning off cars. 


January 10, 2016
Sitting by the fire as a snow storm rages outside

January 9, 2015
Crocheting on my Crochet Along on Google + January project


January 8, 2016
Driving to work and being enthralled by the painted sky the sunrise created


January 7, 2016
Driving home from work under a flaming January sunset.


January 6, 2016
Driving under another frost glorious sunrise


January 5, 2016
Driving to work on the second sunny day of 2016
and watching the sunrise reflect off of hoar frost covered trees

January 4, 2015
Driving to work under a beautiful winter sun.


January 3, 2015
Sick on a Sunday

January 2, 2016
Finishing the second pair of crocheted mitts to replace the first which were too big.


January 1, 2016
Inside during the first snow storm of 2016






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