Saturday, November 26, 2011

I just noticed my little bear christmas header on my blog has an American flag in the basket ... perhaps I should have replaced it with an Aussie flag or a Canadian one...  nah!!!!    I love the Stars and the Stripes.. it's such a dramatic and pretty flag .. I even have one of my own.  
We have had a lot of snow recently... I guess winter is really upon us.  It always looks beautiful in December with lots of pretty sparkling lights from homes around the area.   I love having Christmas in the snow.    It gives me a chance to wear pretty scarves and hats and mittens... big woolly gloves when I take old Dozer for a walk ... warm boots and woolly socks ... 

There really is nothing like it.  And I'm still amazed at the wonderful things I see when the snow has fallen and its landed on fence posts, railings, trees etc ... in all different patterns.   I looked at our wooden fence the other day in the snow and it had swags of snow across it like fancy curtains in a dining room.  So pretty..

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A pretty desktop wallpaper for you....  One of my cups and saucers in this one ... I do enjoy my tea in a pretty cup instead of those mugs.  I'm sure it all tastes so much nicer...  Click on the image to see it full size... its a biggie ... and looks great on my big computer screen.   It's very vintage.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Photoshop....  wow no wonder people use it so much. It has some stunning plug in/filters to use for all sorts of great stuff.  I guess my winter here in the snow and cold of northern British Columbia will be at least busy this year whilst I learn how to use the program and get all the stuff I need to be creative.  Paintshop pro is great too and it is my favourite graphics program but I have wanted to know all about photoshop for years now and the time has come for me to be experimental and brave ... lol..... and venture forth into the unknown.    Who knows what things I'll come up with when I get the hang of it.   At least I'll have something to do during the long winter months which seem to go on for about three quarters of the year.  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friend just phoned .. said he had a visitor up a tree.  His beautiful golden retriever had chased a bear and it was sitting on the branches out of reach of  Ben.   So funny....  Ben got called inside and the bear made his journey down the tree and into the woods. I guess he's still getting the bird seed but he really should be sleeping or at least snuggled up in his den by now.   It was so cold this morning... minus 20 and my walk with Dozer dog was short and shivery.  He, of course didn't care. We came home and I threw a cheese bun out the door onto the snow for the birds ... but of course its in Dozer's belly because he didn't want anyone else to have it.  One would think he's starving but instead he's being treated like royalty and because he's so big and grows a thick coat in the winter I guess he wants to keep eating as much as he can.  Poor little birds will have to get another bread roll whilst old sleepy Dozer is having his afternoon nap. 

Monday, November 14, 2011



You can click on the images to see them full size and save from there....
lots of cold up here in the woods of British Columbia.  I took old Dozer for a walk this morning and was really really glad to get back inside.  All of my face was aching, my hands were cold, my nose was nearly frozen ... and it was excrutiatingly slippery trying to walk on the ice.  I gently plodded my way around trying to step on the pebbles or ruts of ice that were there from tyre tracks....  but baby steps made the walk very long and exhausting.  I think we'll be keeping inside a bit more if the cold continues. Perhaps I'm turning into a wimp ...  :-)  It never used to affect me like it has this past year and this November.  Maybe its the old age creeping up that is also making me scared of falling over....



Thursday, November 10, 2011


A nice old stash of Christmas images for you on one sheet. After my shopping trip yesterday it seems like Christmas is right around the corner. With snow everywhere, and trees covered and looking like christmas cards ...  it sure isn't far away. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Time to buy the winter tyres. Our little white Jeep is covered in snow ... the roads are snowy, its hard to walk on the frozen snow .. so I'll be buying some of those wire things you put on your boots to stop you slipping and sliding when you walk. I love them. They certainly do work amazingly and with all this walking I'm doing with the old Dozer dog I'm sure to be timid on my feet.  It's really dangerous sometimes ... especially if he sees a cat and wants to chase it.  He might be getting old like me but he's still got a lot of "oomph" when it comes to going after those little furry things that go meow ...    I hope you all are keeping warm up here in the northern hemisphere.  Downunder of course they are coming into summer.  How very different it is to spend December in the snow instead of the heat. I don't miss those very stuffy and awkward heated days when cooking turkey or something else in the oven is the last thing you want to be doing.  Some bathing beauties for you ...  from the 1920's....

Friday, November 4, 2011







I know nothing about this image....  but you can click on it to see it original size if you wish to save it...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Surprise today out in the field to see four little deer. I wondered what my beautiful white Dozer dog was barking at .. it's usually a squirrel or a cat or the crows .. but today it was the deer. There is still lots of food for them to eat so we don't need to start giving them the cracked corn we usually do over the winter months... not yet anyway .... It was lovely to see them and they even started walking towards me when I spoke to them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I desktop wallpaper for you to save ... either save or install ..
click on it to see it original size... it's very pretty on my big computer screen and I love using them...  And there's lots of room for all your icons... 



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

This little girl reminded me of one of our trick or treaters last night who came around for Halloween.  We had quite a few visitors and they were all very sweet and polite ... which was extra nice.    I watched the telly after everything had calmed down and saw a program where people had won the lottery. One guy paid $45,000 for a new mouth full of teeth.  Good heavens .. then I got onto watching Rich Bride Poor Bride .. and one couple forked out $56,000 for their "very ordinary" wedding.  Prices were incredible.. they went way over their budget ... It wasn't even a nice looking wedding although they seemed to enjoy it so I guess that's the main thing.  But wow .. that would have made a good deposit on a nice house.