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A New Year Awaits

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I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day. Since Christmas Day is the beginning of the 12 Days of  Christmas I know some of you will celebrate until January 5, 2019. Some people have already reported back to work as they don't get a lot of time off. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, I hope you are able to slow down the pace a bit and enjoy this season. I also wanted to wish each and every one of you a fantastic year ahead in 2019! I  will be taking an extended break from the blog as I pursue some personal plans and goals. I hope to write about it in the months to come. Wishing you all the best until I see you again in Blogland! ♥♥♥

A Quick Annual Trip

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A few family members and I took a quick road trip to visit my niece.  We had a lovely time and took her to lunch, a movie and dinner as well as had a nice visit and delivered presents. My niece didn't let me forget any of  my promises right down to the popcorn at the movies and the hot chocolate before taking her home. She is so cute and we had a brief but loving visit with her. We rushed back to Vancouver Saturday to try and avoid the snow that was forecast for the mountain highway. I was very pleased that we beat all the bad weather and traffic though we certainly saw a lot of traffic heading north. We made a stop at Harrison Hot Springs to try and find eagles that were resting there before making their annual migration but we didn't find any. Along the highway two passed us in flight overhead and I spotted one young one (at least 5 years old because it had a white head but it's body was small) perched on a tree as we rode over a bridge. I couldn't get a photo.

Time is Passing So Quickly

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We've been having gray skies and buckets of rain all week. The news reports a lot of flooding in various parts of the city. Other than a trip out on Sunday and some errands on Monday I've been staying inside so I am snug and dry. A wind storm has now been forecast so I spent a bit of time today moved the patio furnishings and storing the patio umbrella so it doesn't blow away and damage things. I've noticed how very dark it is now. Morning light comes later and evening dark comes earlier. Thankfully the Winter equinox will arrive soon and gradually the days will become longer and lighter. My blog post is entitled "Time is Passing So Quickly" because despite my early preparations I don't feel ready for Christmas. I did complete Christmas shopping and wrapping and Christmas cards both paper and electronic. I also did the Christmas decorating. I've managed to meet with a few friends before the holidays and have one or two more to see

A Few Seasonal Images

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The tree this year is much narrower and a bit shorter so it can be squeezed into small spaces. I made these two winter scenes in jars but it's hard to keep the stickers stuck to the sides.         Today in Vancouver we were supposed to have record rainfall of between 40-60 centimeters. I stayed indoors and watched television and internet news to learn about street flooding in various parts of the Greater Vancouver area. These photos were taken from the safety of my balcony.  Joining in a bit late with Our World Tuesday

November Ended on a Bright Note

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~~~~~~~ Where I live I seldom see a rainbow even though it rains a lot. I'm not sure why that is. So when I do see a rainbow it is an exciting event. ~~~~~ Rainbow (source Wikipedia) A rainbow is a meteorological phenomenon that is caused by reflection, refraction and dispersion of light in water droplets resulting in a spectrum of light appearing in the sky. It takes the form of a multicoloured circular arc. Rainbows caused by sunlight always appear in the section of sky directly opposite the sun. Rainbows can be full circles. However, the observer normally sees only an arc formed by illuminated droplets above the ground, and centered on a line from the sun to the observer's eye. In a primary rainbow, the arc shows red on the outer part and violet on the inner side. This rainbow is caused by light being refracted when entering a droplet of water, then reflected inside on the back of the droplet and refracted again when leaving it. In a double rain

Enjoying a Clear Day

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When it rains a lot it's always a pure joy to see the sky on a clear day. Even better when the view is so lovely ♥ *Total rainfall to date in 2018 1008.6 mm  Source: Vancouver Weather Stats I also love the twinkling light at night  and the cross on the top of the steeple. Even though I've done a lot to prepare for Christmas I feel the advancement of time. So much to do yet but the most important thing is not to stress and to enjoy the Christmas season. Linking up with Our World Tuesday  Enjoy your week ahead. ♥♥♥