Wednesday, August 2, 2017

D is for Dance on ABC Wednesday

My D  Daughter  was a highland Dancer and now my grandDaughter dances competively. Thus we spent many summer weekends attending highland games and festivals in our area. I love the music of the pipes and the beautiful swirling colours of the Dancer's kilts. And most exciting of all are the awards ceremonies  at the end of the day's competition when the Dancers receive recognition for their Dancing skills in the form of medals and/ or trophies  for the highest scoring  dancers who receive a high aggregate trophy.
above Dancing the Reel
shown above and below, the Sword Dance.  A Dancer must NOT touch the sword during their performance



shown above and below, the Highland Fling



                                                     It was a successful Day of Dancing

I am linking today to  ABC Wednesday round 21, the link to this very interesting meme of a different  alphabet letter being represented each week, can be found at: https://abcwednesday.com/
My appreciate thanks to those hosting this meme.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

B is for Birchbark for ABC Wednesday

These photos today for B are old items made from birchbark that I have.  They were primarily made for toys or to sell to tourists
.
This first item is a picture frame sold in or made in Cacouna, Quebec as a tourist sale item. Above, the back of the frame where the grain of the birch can be seen. Below, the front of the frame with the words cacouna Quebec at the bottom of the frame.
Below I have two toy birchbark wigwams to include., Shown below. you can see a portion of the white birch bark in the interior of the wigwam.
This one above was decorated with an imaginative flair  including a black bear on one side, also within are sticks piled ready for a fire.

  On its opposite side there are two paddles being handy and ready for use.

My last item is very old and small, being about two inches long.  It is a birch bark cradleboard complete with a baby.
I am linking today to ABC Wednesday Round 21 which can be found at.
http://abcwednesday.com

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A is for arrowheads for A B C Wednesday

A is for aboriginal artifacts as that is what these arrowheads are.   Several years ago I bought a box of miscellaneous items at an auction. When browsing before the auction it was difficult to view all of the items in the box, but I had bought the box  based upon what I could see.  Much to my delight upon receiving the box I found It also contained these two arrowheads! If these arrowheads were used for hunting, then they would have to be delivered with much force for them to do any damage as their sharpness and ability to pierce is questionable in my opinion.
Today I linking to  the beginning of a Round 21 of ABC Wednesday.  This is a fun weekly meme which highlights a new letter each week.  Next week the B will be featured. Thank you  Melody for presenting this new round which can be found at http:// abcwednesday.com.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Red Geraniums for Ruby Tuesday Too

I connect red geraniums in a pot with memories of my grandmother. She always had geraniums on her kitchen windowsill and she often would talk about taking slips from the plant. Winters are easier to  cope with when we have a pot of Red Geraniums in our  bay windows. This summer we have pots hanging outdoors  at our front entrance and also at the entrance gate into Bird Alley.  In the fall these pots will come inside  our house to winter in our bay windows. Today I have included pictures of the red blossoms and of some of the leaves that have turned red.
Above , a beautiful red blossom  in the pot hanging at our garden gate.

Above , a geranium leaf that has reddened and below many red leaves can be seen in the pot hanging at our front door.
I am linking today to Ruby TuesdayToo which can be found at:

http://rubytuesdaytoo.blogspot.ca/


Thursday, July 6, 2017

Mill Stones for Thursday's Challenge

My choice to represent this week's challenge of hard are two old mill stones.



These two  stones serve as a monument of sorts for the founding of our village.  The original land grantee, Mr.. Hartt, had established a grist mill which operated   somewhat from the time of the original land grant in 1804 until the grist mill was sold  in 1902 by its then owner "Buckwheat" Smith. 'Miller' Smith ground wheat and buckwheat into flour for the local populace and crushed peas and oats for livestock feed. These stones are still intact today  testifying to their hardiness and endurance from years of use in the grist mill.  At close inspection they appear to have a granite base.

I am linking today to Thursday's Challenge and the theme of hard. This meme can be found at:
http://www.spunwithtears.com/thursday.html

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Shadows for Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Finding Shadows within your home is always a fun challenge.  We have an older home with a very beautiful Bannister enclosing our staircase which leads to our second floor.
  Above light coming is from a French door on our second floor creates shadows from our bannister against the wall.
Above light from a window on the west side of our house  creates shadows of the bannister  as they go upstairs.
I am linking today to Shadow Shot Sunday 2 which can be found at http://shadowshotsunday2.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer for Thursday's Challenge

Today I am linking to Thursdays Challenge which is hosting the theme of summer. 
I have included three themes which relates to  our summer
1. At the lake
2. Highland Games
and 3. Family

At the Lake
Above representing leisure times and contentment at the lake.

The  following pictures also include family which is a theme throughout our summer activities. These two pictures below are of our grandson's first experience of kayaking

My second theme today is of highland games. Over the years my family has participated in highland dancing and pipe bands and parades.
The excitement and fun runs high at summer
games.

Pipe Bands above  preparing for competition and the massed band event and shown  below  are some of the highland dancing events.

And once again the pictures above highlight the family theme as the talented highland dancer is our granddaughter.
MY link today is Thursdays Challenge  which can be found at

http://www.spunwithtears.com/thursday.html