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Fav Combo for #Sundaystills

This has to have been the easiest #Sundaystills post to pull together EVER! My kids (and their spouses) and all the pets. Now technically the cows in the second picture are not pets in the usual sense but we get a lot of enjoyment out of watching them. The dogs have changed over the years and the kids have left home while the grandchildren change all the time. But what doesn’t change is how this is it. The important things in my life distilled down into one post.

On days when it seems that the world is dark and bleak I have to remember that these are my reasons. And that someday, we will all dine again together amongst the noise and bedlam of 6 adults, 2 children and 7 dogs. Those days will arrive, definitely not as soon as spring, but they will and they will be so sweet.

So here is my easy take on the prompt to add into the mix that Terry over at runs in her “spare time”. Falls into another favourite category in that all these are “recycled” photos and didn’t take up any fresh space here in the blog but get to see new life again as a feature.



I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

7 thoughts on “Fav Combo for #Sundaystills

    1. Thanks so much Terri for the lovely compliment about my writing and images. While family time will indeed come again it will be different, perhaps even difficult. Our grandson hardly remembers his Uncle and Auntie. Last time he saw them outdoors in February he was having nothing to do with them. He will warm up but they’ve lost this time to really connect. Big sister has more memories and more of an understanding than he does at just now 2 but still it’s lost time that can’t be returned to their relationships. I think adult friendships probably won’t suffer but family dynamics may be dicey for some like us who chose one child over the other for our double family bubbles. But… That’s all in the future and it will be a few more months until we, here, can enjoy time together. Take care and have a good week.

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  1. So many happy photos of a normal time. May it come back soon Bernie. I see Covidiots all around me hosting gatherings in their house and having parties….no masks, no distancing, no brains. Then I talk to my sister who tells me this is just a flu, we are all going to get it, some will die, some will get sick, just get over it, get on with it and stop al the fuss. No point in discussing with her. I prefer to phone, Skype, walk, bike and get on with doing what I can do to keep our safety. No relax here yet, just frustration and determination. Stay well and keep looking at normal time photos until normal time arrives. Allan

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    1. I am striving today to swap my mindset out and find more gratitude and peacefulness. Not an easy option but one I need to do. Also going to work on connections as I feel very insular and I think it doesn’t have much to do with life on a rural road and a lot to do with how we are all handling this pandemic differently. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a safe week. Take care. Bernie


  2. Oh Bernie, this is exactly the reset I needed to head into this week. Thank you. And your family is beautiful, as are your pictures and all your outdoor spaces – simply perfect!

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    1. Thanks Aimy. I am working hard on my mindset as I feel like I am in that languishing space and must push to see the bright side. These pictures speak to my heart as you know. So pleased that it helped you as well. Thanks for reading and responding. Hugs my friend.


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