Saturday, December 30, 2017
I was home for 3 days over Christmas and the weather was very cold. Plug in cars and stay inside as much as possible. I'm so glad Mom and Dad can get their exercise in the hallways and stairways of their building now and do not have to go out in this cold.
I had to go outside in -30C degree weather to take this photo. I have applied a watercolor filter to the photo.
This is so Christmas to me.
Loving clear and glass things makes photography a challenge. I set up the tripod and still took many shots to get a few in focus ones.
We are stuck in a deep freeze here in Canada. I know that areas on the east have lost power and received tons of snow so I am grateful "It's just cold!" We have ski hills closed, New Year's festivities cut back or brought indoors. I have been hibernating with tea, books and TV. We are going onto a week of crazy cold.
I finished this book this week which was recommended by my sister. It is a true account of the author's work in Pakistan to build schools to educate girls. The book's title was inspired by a saying Haji Ali shared with Greg Mortenson: "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family...".
I found a Christmas mug at the thrift store while visiting my niece before Christmas. Upon some research it is by Johnson Brothers - Victorian Christmas coffee mug. One of my favorite makers.
The bow is more burgundy than red which does not quite match my color scheme but I am happy with my purchase. I had several to pick from and this one was light in comparison to the others and it just felt right.
Sharing with Share Your Cup #277 hosted by Jan at Daily Cup with Mrs. Olson.
Through my Lens hosted my Mersad.