Monday, December 28, 2020

Sylvia's Simple Shots

I headed out during the golden hour on Christmas Eve.

This is the grounds where our Government House is located.

I loved this face highlighted with the setting sun.

Ksan Totem Pole
Master carver Earl Muldoe with Chester MacLean and Victor Mowat

At the bottom of the pole is the Strong Man, who holds all the world's peoples united on his shoulders.

We are all in this together and things will be OK.

This is the North Saskatchewan River just west of Groat Bridge.

I love the reflection of the trees in the open water of the river.

It's been pretty warm here which explains the water still running in December.

My latest choice in snacks. Salted sunflower seeds in the shell.  A quarter cup takes 1/2 hour to eat and the calories are minimal but I feel I have had a treat.  Win Win.

I have to say that my cooking skills have improved during the COVID isolation.  There is a lot less take out food so I am doing steak, hamburger, chicken, shrimp, and fish.

With being home alone for Christmas I decided I would have turkey.  I baked a large turkey drumstick, put yam and brussel sprouts in the cast iron in the oven, and napa cabbage coleslaw. 

I had a butter tart for dessert which I was gifted. 

It was pretty nice!

My mosaic includes a candle bubble ornament, a red with swirl pattern hanging in a tree outside, and a silver with hexagonal pattern reflecting the colors surrounding it.

The challenge at Flickr Macro Monday was Redux 2020 which means we can choose any of the theme of the year.  I missed 3 challenges this year.  I chose "hook" which is the one I missed when I was not feeling well.  The photo on the right was for "one color".  Check my photostream (SMDPics) to see the shot I submitted.

Sharing with Angie who hosts Mosaic Monday #111 and Mersad who hosts Through My Lens #272

Looking forward to 2021!


  1. If there is a best thing about this Covid time, I think ramping up our cooking skills had to be one of them. I did that, too -- and also learned how to make do with what was left before grocery day as we just couldn't bop off to the store so easily as before. Looks good!

  2. Your meal for one looks impressive!

  3. Sylvia - the totem pole and your written words are so appropriate as we head into the New Year. I am optimistic. Your Christmas dinner sounds delicious, especially the brussel sprouts. Your mosaic is lovely. Thanks for your regular participation in Mosaic Monday, and wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  4. Enjoyed reading here for a last week in this year.
    Wish you and your family a happy and healthy NEW YEAR 2021.

    All the best, Heidrun

  5. Happy New Year, Sylvia. I love the colors in your mosaic; sort of captures the season. Keep on cooking'.


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