Sunday, 26 October 2014

Fun With Leaves!

Hello! Here are a some photos that I took on Thursday. Hope you like them!

Maple in a pile of leaves
She wouldn't lie down and she wouldn't let me cover up her head.
I think she got kinda annoyed after awhile :)
The boys raked up a HUGE pile of leaves.
I guess that's the result of having a big backyard
plus not raking at all this fall!
They made a really neat fort out of it.
Spiderman trying to swim and Ironman getting
ready to dive into the pile!

Thursday, 23 October 2014


We got frost!!!  When I looked out the window and saw the frost, I immediately grabbed the camera. If you click on the pictures, you can see the frost a bit clearer. It's really neat! 

This one is my favourite. The frost around the edge of the
leaf is so pretty!

Isn't this cool? The drops of water were frozen
onto the leaf!

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Many Hands Make Light Work!

Hello everyone! I thought I'd show you the latest achievement that my family did together this past week. It was moving 3 bush-cords of wood (1 bush cord is 4 ft x 4 ft x 8 ft stacked) and putting them into neat stacks by the house.  It does seem like a lot of work, but this is actually a lot less work than usual. This year we bought the wood, but past years Dad would cut the trees, split the logs and we (the children and Mom) would haul it. The distance we had to carry the wood depended on where Dad chose to fell the tree, and believe me, sometimes it wasn't at all close to the house. One year we had to haul several bush-cords over two (big) hills (which, by the way, didn't have a cleared path through it). We walked so many times over those two hills that we ended up trampling down a firm, clearly seen path!

So in a way, we had a break this year. We only had to take the wood around the corner of the house and stack it all up. Still, we surprised ourselves by finishing it all in one day! Everyone was so happy! And it really is true, many hands make light work!

I tried to capture the enormous size of the pile
but it was little hard. This is only 2/3 of the wood.
The other third was delivered later on.
We were playing around before we actually began
the work of hauling and stacking.

On top of the wood stack.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Time to Mix It Up!

I hope you've enjoyed my posts so far. I've enjoyed it! Learning about the camera and counting my blessings has been really fun. This past week however, I had a discussion with my mom. She wisely advised me to be careful of flippantly calling all my pictures blessings.  After that warning, I realized that I was doing that, or anyway pretty close to doing that! I've been naming blessings and sometimes not putting any thought into them. So now, I'm going to mix it up with other posts. Maybe Monday Modesty or Funny Friday. Something like that. Do you have any suggestions? I'll still post pictures of subjects I find a blessing and post them during the week. Sound good?

Oh yeah, and here's the Picture Of The Day that I took today!

Friday, 17 October 2014

Swings, Stairs, and Stickers

Hello everyone! How was your week? I hope it was good:) Here are several pictures that I took this week. 

October 15
Blessing #21: Our swing. Dangerous. Fun.  
October 16
Blessing #22: Our dog,  Maple
October 17
Blessing #23: Burrs! They're neat but also kinda sticky!
Are they also called stickers? Or is that a different
kind of plant?

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Roads, Sunsets, and Cookies

Hello! How was your thanksgiving? Oh yes, and here are more blessings.

October 11
Blessing #17: A Country Road
October 12
Blessing #18: Trees Tipped with the Sunset's Red Glow
Quick Sidetrack! I found this "Golden Tree" while trying
to take photos of the sunset. I'm not sure if the color is a
combination of the sunset and the colour of the leaves, but
isn't it pretty?

October 13
Blessing #19: Pumpkin-Guardian
October 14
Blessing #20: Iced Pumpkin Cookies!
These cookies were SO good! Here's the recipe:

Monday, 13 October 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great time thanking the Lord for all His blessings.

Psalm 100
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!

    Serve the Lord with gladness!
    Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the Lord, he is God!

    It is he who made us, and we are his;[a]
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,

    and his courts with praise!
    Give thanks to him; bless his name! 
For the Lord is good;

    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

Friday, 10 October 2014

The Moon

The Moon, created on the 4th day of Creation. Isn't it beautiful?

October 10
Blessing #16: The Moon

It's stunning.....

even in the day time!

Blessing #14 and Blessing #15

October 8
 Blessing #14: Pretty Yellow Flower
October 9
Blessing #15: Multicoloured Pens! They're really fun to use!


And the youngest of my sisters.... Cinderella! She's full of smiles and is a perfect model for all my pictures.

On the carousel

"Look at our prizes!"
Bumper Cars!

Playing on our rather dangerous
but extremely fun swing

I know this shows only the back of her
but I really like the perspective of this photo!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

How To | Apple Crisp

Here is a very simple apple crisp recipe. It's really, really easy!  I'll add the whole recipe at the end of the post.

So, first you wash all your apples. 

Next you peel them,

And chop them into cubes,

Then add them into a bowl with cinnamon, flour, and 
a sprinkling of sugar.

Mix it all together until everything is evenly

Then stick it into a baking pan.

Now time for my favourite part: The Crust!
First, melt your butter.

And get a cup of sugar,

and flour,

And oats,

Then dump it all into a bowl and stir.
Oh, and don't forget the baking powder
and baking soda!

When you're done, it should look like this.

Add the crust on top of the apples
(sorry, no picture)

And put it in the oven and bake at 350 degrees
for 45 minutes to an hour.

The crust should be a nice golden brown.

And you're done! Enjoy!

6 C of Apples (6 apples should be enough if they're big)
1 tbsp of flour
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of lemon juice (optional - for sweeter apples)

1 C of Oats
1 C of Flour
1 C of Brown Sugar
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 C Butter melted

The Apples
Sprinkle flour and cinnamon over apples. For dryer apples add 1/4 C of water. 

The Crust
Combine dry ingredients with melted butter and spread evenly over apple mixture.

Bake at 350F for approx 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Extra Info
Reduce amount of sugar if using sweeter apples and add lemon juice to give more tartness.