Saturday, December 31, 2016

DECEMBER 31ST LAST DAY OF 2016

LAST DAY OF THE YEAR!  GET READY FOR A FRESH START!



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HAPPY NEW YEAR'S EVE!

SAY GOODBYE TO 2016...NEVER TO BE SEEN AGAIN!!

Monday, December 19, 2016

PRISTINE SNOW





Picturesque – Gay Forstbauer

WINTER IN THE OKANAGAN VALLEY, BRITISH COLUMBIA




The SS Sicamous, once travelled up and down Okanagan Lke.  It was a major means of transportation.  It now rests on the shores of Okanagan Lake, in Penticton, BC.

Frosty SS Sicamous – Kevin Snider

WINTER WONDERLAND

Our weather had gotten very very chilly!  When this happens, is does not snow! But...if the weather warms up...we get snow!



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I was out removing the snow this morning.  The wind came up and blew the snow off the roof!
Then it began to snow huge flakes!

NOT MY KIND OF WEATHER!!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

12 Days of Christmas | Christmas Carols by Hooplakidz

THE JOY OF THE SEASON!

"CHRISTMAS IS THE SPIRIT OF GIVING WITHOUT A THOUGHT OF GETTING.  IT IS HAPPINESS BECAUSE WE SEE JOY IN PEOPLE.  IT IS FORGETTING SELF AND MAKING TIME FOR OTHERS.    IT IS DISCARDING THE MEANINGLESS AND STRESSING THE TRUE VALUES."
                                                -----Thomas S. Monson-----



"THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IS THE SPIRIT OF LOVE AND OF GENEROSITY AND OF GOODNESS.   IT ILLUMINATES THE PICTURE WINDOW OF THE SOUL, AND WE LOOK OUT UPTON THE WORLD'S BUSY LIFE AND BECOME MORE INTERESTED IN PEOPLE THAN IN THINGS"
                                              -----Thomas S. Monson-----

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                                                                              FROHE WEIHNACHTEN  FELIZ NATAL
                                                                              BUONNATALE   GOD JUL  SHENG TAN 
                                                                              KUAI  LOH    Wesolych Swiat  Selamat Natal
  

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THEM

"IN ANCIENT TIMES CATS WERE WORSHIPED AS GODS; THEY HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THIS."
                                        ----- Terry Pratchett-----
 


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Friday, December 9, 2016

"IT IS THE LIFE OF THE CHRYSTAL, THE ARCHITECT OF THE FLAKE, THE FIRE OF THE FROST, THE SOUL OF THE SUNBEAM.   THIS CRISP WINTER AIR IS FULL OF IT."
                                                       -----John Burroughs-----


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It looks very festive.....


Okanagan Lake from Summerland – Deborah Foley

Looking across the lake from Summerland BC







Thursday, December 8, 2016

DECEMBER 8 2016 CHRISTMAS TREASURES!

  

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It really does not matter how the gift is wrapped.  It doesn't matter if it is Christmas or some other special occasion.  Gift wrapping can be fun or just a "PITA".  I think I have tried it all....At the moment I have settled on gift bags, as there are so many nice ones, at a reasonable cost!  But, I have done baskets with basket wrap.  (I like my own creations rather than buying one, already made)  I have made fancy bows out of paper ribbon.  I have used cardboard boxes of different shapes, for the outside of the gift.  (one year I found a box that could be folded into the shape of the gingerbread house!  My mother-in-law was a sewer, so one year she made gift bags for everyone out of  leftover material.   Whatever we decide, this can be an ongoing dilemma!




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Monday, December 5, 2016

CANDY CANE LANE/KELOWNA, BC

THIS IS THE FIFTH ANNUAL CANDY CANE LANE  IT IS A NONPROFIT FOR SUPPORT TO THE LOCAL FOOD BANK.  A STREET LIGHTS UP...THE ADMISSION IS A DONATION TO THE FOOD BANK!  IT RUNS FROM DECEMBER 1ST TO JANUARY 1ST!




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