Showing posts with label Pictures I Took. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pictures I Took. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Out for a Little R & R Time

My Home is built, and I worked my ass off. 


Time for a getaway...
Actually, I left a little while ago. 


Weather is good, company is awesome,
and I finally got me some decent wifi. 

If you guys are interested,
here's a glimpse of My Homestead ;-)


~ Shop to the left, Home to the right ~
~ Amazing Nature all around ~

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fun Times :P


No, I'm not on vacation...
but I did get to wade in inches of water a couple weeks ago.
Straight off my bed as my feet hit the floor !!!

Consider mild temperatures last November, quick snow melt and excessive rain, along with living in a "renovated" basement apartment of a half century old building, all of which adds up to a recipe for disaster. A perfect storm of epic proportions, uh... not so much... more like, at a minor scale, thank God... but none the less, left me running around in my underwear, frantically trying to gain control of the situation.

I give justified praise to my spin mop, for obvious reasons, and the not so subtle hills and valleys of the original floor, hiding under the new "pretend slate" vinyl. Despite the fact that everything is on one level, the kitchen and a few room corners remained dry, will the rest of the apartment was drenched in melted snirt, a couple inches deep in most of the bedrooms, living room, and bathroom. I had started packing for the move, and my daughter's room still had boxes on the floor, that hadn't made it out to her new life yet. Cardboard does love water... damn it! But I could breathe a sigh of relief as I noticed that the high spots on the floor saved a few items from soaking in the lovely moat, that appeared in my home overnight. 

I was able to save most it, and didn't forget to count my blessings... like the fact that I have a non-leaking roof over my head, and a septic system that is not backing up every couple years. Been there, done that.... Moving on.

Speaking of snirt... here's a pic I took a few weeks ago at the mall parking lot.


Canadian Snirt Mountain ~ Ain't it lovely !!

I'm happy to say, the apartment is still dry, and most of the snirt is gone bye now.  I actually see a few strands of green, way way over there, across the apartment parking lot. About time!

I know, I know... A lot of you have leaves in your trees :/
So? How many times have you mowed so far? :P ;-)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Yikes....

~ The view from my window ~


I might have to tunnel outta here 😲

Monday, October 17, 2016

The Sky Was On Fire


     This was the view from my workshop a few days ago. It looked like the whole sky was on fire. To think, this will be the living paintings I'll get to enjoy everyday from my bedroom and kitchen windows, just a few months from now.


You can't see on these pictures, but there's mountain views too. My spot is kind of on a hillside, so I sit above the neighbor's roof. I do like being on top ;-)

The scenery is beautiful year round, and being out in the country, the absence of city lights make the night sky truly breathtaking. Yes, I will have a skylight.

The view will change before the house goes up. The same skyline of course, minus a few trees that are leaning towards the power lines, or where the buildings "are". And since my woodlot was dense with trees when I first got it, a lot of the trees tend to be pretty lanky, oxymoron right there. I was reluctant to cut them down at fist, trying to keep as many as I could, but I realized I could plant whatever I wanted, and I get to keep the wood... I love having my own little piece of Paradise on Earth !! :D

Monday, September 19, 2016

~ Nice View ~

Just thought I would share, this is the view from my work
this morning. Very relaxing, for a minute.


That purty scene across the river is US Territory. I'd wave,
but you might not see me through that thick fog ;-)

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Canada Day !!




Just playin' ;-)



 

Btw, that last pic is off a t-shirt @ the duty free shop. Stopped in last week as I drove through the border. You know, your border officers can be a pain sometimes, took a whole lotta convincing for them to believe me that I was going back to Canada (sometime)...
Sheesh :P

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This Ain't No Canadian Maple

Just got back from a little nature walk.


I'm not holding it close to the camera, it's actually on my laptop. Freakin' thing is almost 12 inches from the tip to the end of the stem. Y'all have mutant trees out here ;-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

My "Still" Shack... Wait? What??

Damn it Boilerdoc!! Why you gotta be so nosy?! :P

Out picking hazelnuts, eh?
Yeah, right ;-)

Well, since y'all are here, how 'bout a little tour...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Quick Trip to My Woodlot

 I took a drive out to My Woodlot yesterday. Hadn't been there in over a month.
I mostly wanted to make sure everything was ok out there, you never know, eh ;-)
And also, mom and my daughter came with, so it was nice to show them
what I had done so far.

I brought some water for the new plants, just in case, but to my delight, they were doing awesome with no help from anyone. I was a little worried since they're not settled in yet, and it hadn't rained for a few weeks. But they looked good, so I guess that means
they like their new home.

Then I saw this little guy. Looks like somebody just had a snack.


I'll be sure to get more pictures soon :-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

MissK ~ Camo Time!!

I caught the crafty bug over the weekend.
Figured I should do something about it.
So I went to get me some camo paint...
And went to work :-)


Now, keep in mind, I've never done this before.
Victim #1 : an empty kitty litter bucket.
I thought it would be an easy target for my first ever camo job.
Turned out pretty good. Well, I thought so ;-)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

~ Fresh From The Oven ~

I'm enjoying a piece as I write this ;-)
Can you smell it?


My favorite banana bread. Super moist.
I even made a few tweaks ;-)
If anyone cares for the recipe, let me know
and I'll add it to the post.

Recipe added, just click below to see...

MissK ~ Roaming The Lakeside ;)

I'm gonna find a spot where I can actually roam the beach.
But in the meantime, this little lakeside park peaked my curiosity.
I got a few nice shots out of it :-)


The weather's so nice out here...

Friday, July 24, 2015

MissK ~ Backwoods Trekking

Had a really nice day out in nature.
Here's a few of my favorite shots...

Watch your back! ;-)

Bet You Can't Have Just One... ;)


~ So Simple ~

Click for more if you want the Recipe :-)
I added a closeup pic at the end <3

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Gently Cooling Off...


I had the oven door slightly open, so I figured I should
snap a pic, for those who like cheesecake ;-)
~ Stay tuned for the mouthwatering end shot ~

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MissK Carving ~ Incognito Style

Here's a peek at the carving I made this past week.
It's a surprise for a friend... 


Shhh, no telling ;-)

Friday, July 10, 2015

~ My Roses Bloomed ~


I wish :P

Mine are below... 
They look kinda sad. But hey,
you gotta start somewhere, eh ;-)



      These are suppose to be pretty hardy. The one on the left is called Winnipeg Parks, zone 2b. The second one is zone3, I forget the name. I debated getting them because I've never had much luck with roses in the past, except for wild roses that spread fairly easily. I just couldn't resist starting my flower garden with them. The layout of the lot lends itself perfectly to so many different garden concepts. I've got high sunnier spots, and low, nestled private pockets. I can see you, but you can't see me kinda thing. One thing's for sure, I'm gonna enjoy planning this layout over time ;-)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My Own Little Paradise


I recently got my hands on an awesome little woodlot.
I took this first pic a few weeks ago. The snow was still way too deep to venture in,
so I snapped a shot off the neighbor's land.

Last Friday I decided to strap on my snowshoes...

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Lucky ~ Horse?


Yep, that was him a few minutes ago...
Now he's all pooped ;-)


Notice his faithful hard-as-a-rock
frozen tennis ball by his front paws.
Aka "Chewing Gum"

Saturday, February 14, 2015

A Valentine's Day Wish :)


Roses would still be nice :-)


Although...

Will You be Mine??... Shhh ;-)

Happy Valentine's Day <3