Monday, January 28, 2013

Our Weekend





This weekend was:

:: a lazy morning
:: a little mama time at the coffee shop with hot tea and my doula books
:: a walk in the woods with Reece
:: the two of us sitting a top the highest point in the conservation area listening and watching a woodpecker
:: homemade pizza for dinner, enjoyed outside by the fire pit
:: a quiet evening, a little reading and some knitting
:: a quiet morning, a little sneaking allowed me to  enjoy a lovely sun rise and the stillness of our home
:: a family walk in the woods tracking bunnies and deer
:: hearing the first calls of the robin, a sure sign spring is on its way
:: picking up my new camera (now I just need to learn how to use it)
:: a visit with my parents
:: time for a sit spot
:: chickadees and nuthatches eating from my hand in our backyard...amazing!
:: chickpea curry for dinner
:: a hot bath and a little reading
:: another quiet evening with knitting needles in hand

Life is pretty darn good.  How was your weekend?

Joining in with Amanda

40 comments:

  1. Yeah for the new camera!!! You will have so much fun! What a lovely weekend you had. I hope the week is just as splendid!

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    1. I hope so, it is definitely a little different from the little one I have been using, lots to learn.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! How exciting to be playing with a new camera! :)

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  3. Sounds like a great weekend!
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  4. Alright, a new camera! If you can try see if you can get your hands on a copy of
    Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson, it is a great book and very easy to understand.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation Tracey, I will see if I can find a copy at the library this week.

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  5. All those birds... what wonderful days. That fire certainly looks cozy, thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. It was a pretty special weekend for birds, that is for sure and we really enjoyed it.

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  6. I love woodpeckers. And I am really jealous of your fire. Sounds amazing right now.

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    1. We do too! It was really lovely, wish we had been able to share it with friends.

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  7. Sounds like a wonderful weekend.
    Wishing you a lovely week to come:)

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  8. I second the recommendation for Understanding Exposure. Invaluable resource to have around.

    Lovely weekend, enjoy the snow today!

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    1. Good to know, thanks Jennifer. We had a great time in the snow today, magical.

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  9. that alone time in a cafe always does me good - hope you enjoyed yours!

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  10. What kind of camera did you get? Your weekend sounds lovely.

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    1. A Nikon D3200...looking forward to learning how to use it.

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  11. I always feel inspired and a bit relaxed after hearing about your weekend! Have a wonderful week.

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  12. Congrats on the camera!! I would love to have a bird eat out of my hand one day. Love the woodpecker you caught! We seem them occasionally around here, and hear them frequently.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Well you know where to come to get a bird eating out of your hand :) You are welcome anytime.

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  13. What a lovely weekend, Kim. That woodpecker is so lovely. My Lewi will enjoy seeing that photo when I show him:) What are those gorgeous plants with the red tops and bare branches? They looks so interesting and pretty. I'm wondering if we can grow them here? :) x

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    1. Thanks Kim. That shrub is a staghorn sumac, they are native to Ontario. Not totally sure if you can grow them where you are. Here is a link with more information http://www.cwf-fcf.org/en/conservation/wildlife/featured-species/flora/staghorn-sumac.html

      They are really pretty, the leaves turn a brilliant red in the fall.

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  14. this sounds like a really wonderful weekend, especially the birds you spotted!
    have a lovely week!

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  15. That does, indeed, sound like a darned good weekend :) Enjoy the week ahead :)

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  16. I love watching the view of your path in the woods as it changes over the seasons. And woohoo for your new camera! I love my Nikon and just got it back from the Dr :) Have fun with it! And when in doubt, auto is your friend!

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    1. I too love looking at the pictures and seeing how it all changes, so cool. And yes, auto has been my friend with my current camera, I am ready to branch out and really learn how to use this baby. It might take a while, but I will become a manual girl :)

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  17. Lovely! Have fun exploring with your new camera in the days to come. :)

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  18. Kim, this sounds just perfect!!! xxoo

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  19. Sounds wonderful! :) We often see woodpeckers on our walks too! Have a great week Kim!

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  20. that's a super snazzy camera. love it. i hope you are having lots of fun with it!
    i so want to get a copy of kindred. it's on my wish list.

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    1. Not yet, but I plan to. You need to, it is so good.

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