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January Photo-a-day challenge

This is the start of my second year participating in two “photo-a-day” challenges.  This project is making me a better photographer.  It is also making me look at the world with new eyes.  “Nothing is ordinary!”

So, go grab a beverage, and I hope you enjoy yourself as you take a few minutes to scroll through this month’s photos.

First, here are my submissions for the Fat Mum Slim challenge:

1/1/2014 Lunch - or rather brunch!  #fmsphotoaday #lunch #brunch #eggs #breakfast #coffee #orangejuice #sunshine

  • lunch – or rather brunch!

2/1/2014 - begins with 'g' {my gray boots} I really need these today! #fmsphotoaday #gray #boots #winter #cold #brrrrr

  • begins with G {my gray boots} I really need these today!

3/1/2014 - my town {Main St, Picton, ON @ 7:00 am -24C (-35C with windchill)  #fmsphotoaday #mytown #picton #princeedwardcounty #winter #cold #snow #early

  • my town {Main St, Picton, ON @ 7:00 am -24C (-35C with windchill)}

4/1/2014 - word(s) to love by {"inspiration is everywhere"} #fmsphotoaday #wordtoliveby #princeedwardcounty #rural #windmill #sunset #rhonnadesigns #nature

  • words to live by {“inspiration is everywhere”}

5/1/2014 - found {in the snow while clearing fallen branches; love is everywhere} #fmsphotoaday #found #heart #love #snow #winter

  • found {in the snow while clearing fallen branches; love is everywhere}

6/1/2014 - happens everyday {I look outside to check the weather} Looks like a nice sunny day, but a storm is predicted! #fmsphotoaday #weather #bluesky #sunshine #winter

  • happens everyday {I look outside to check the weather} Looks like a nice sunny day, but a storm is predicted!

7/1/2014 - upside down (from the archives due to inclement weather) playing with 'Phototoaster' #fmsphotoaday #upsidedown #reflection #princeedwardcounty #phototoaster

  • upside down (from the archives due to inclement weather) playing with ‘Phototoaster’

8/1/2014 - lucky number {my lucky number us '7'; my house number is '78'} lucky #fmsphotoaday #lucky #seven

  • lucky number {my lucky number us ‘7’; my house number is ’78’} lucky

9/1/2014 - natural {this mornings sunrise over the marsh} #fmsphotoaday #sunrise #princeedwardcounty #ice #winter

  • natural {this mornings sunrise over the marsh}

10/1/2014 - man made {a sweet little man made bridge to nowhere in the marsh} #fmsphotoaday #manmade #bridge #marsh #winter #princeedwardcounty NOTE - this is the same location as yesterday's shot. What a difference a day makes!

  • manmade {a sweet little man made bridge to nowhere in the marsh}

11/1/2013 - looking down {looking down my driveway; another day if interesting weather; been raining for several hours now.} #fmsphotoaday #rain #ice #weather #winter #princeedwardcounty

  • looking down {looking down my driveway; another day if interesting weather; been raining for several hours now.}

12/1/2014 - colourful {this quilt that I made is very colourful. It is called "Crayon Box"} #fmsphotoaday #colourful #quilt #bright #imadethis

  • colourful {this quilt that I made is very colourful. It is called “Crayon Box”}

13/1/2014 - makes me smile {This is Sandra. She is my dental hygienist. She makes me smile as well as "MAKES" my smile  #fmsphotoaday #smile #hygienist #dentist

  • makes me smile {This is Sandra. She is my dental hygienist. She makes me smile as well as “MAKES” my smile}

14/1/2014 - 3 things {needle with thread, thimble & my favourite stork scissors} #fmsphotoaday #3things #needle #thread #thimble #scissors #quilting #handquilting

  • 3 things {needle with thread, thimble & my favourite stork scissors}

15/1/2014 - black & white {lovely shadows on the wall} #fmsphotoaday #black #white #shadiws #sunshine #stilllife

  • black & white {lovely shadows on the wall}

16/1/2014 - sun {not much sun & lots of clouds today} Rhis is this afternoon's view from my office building #fmsphotoaday #sun #clouds #weather #winter #belleville

  • sun {not much sun & lots of clouds today} This is this afternoon’s view from my office building

17/1/2014 - tiny {rice!} #fmsphotoaday #rice #tiny #fiestaware #red

  • tiny {rice!}

18/1/2014 - happy place {on a snowy afternoon my happy place is on the sofa with my hand quilting.} #fmsphotoaday #happyplace #handquilting #quilting

  • happy place {on a snowy afternoon my happy place is on the sofa with my hand quilting.}

19/1/2014 - breakfast {eggs; over-easy} #fmsphotoaday #breakfast #eggs #hipstamatic #melodie #dreamcanvas

  • breakfast {eggs; over-easy}

20/1/2014 - to do list {this is the simplified version} #fmsphotoaday  #todolist #hipstamatic #lowy #blankoBL40 #titlefx

  • to do list {this is the simplified version}

21/1/2014 - blue {this morning's sky, just before dawn; on my way to work} #fmsphotoaday #blue #sky #morning #princeedwardcounty

  • blue {this morning’s sky, just before dawn; on my way to work}

22/1/2014 - nice! {what's nicer than a gorgeous blue sky; the moon & jet trails?} ...even though it was -32C when I took this shot. May your spirits & creativity soar! #fmsphotoaday #nice #bluesky #moon #jettrail #rhonnadesigns

  • nice! {what’s nicer than a gorgeous blue sky; the moon & jet trails?} …even though it was -32C when I took this shot. May your spirits & creativity soar!

23/1/2014 - bedtime {having fun with Hipstamatic} #fmsphotiaday #bedtime #hipstamatic #salvador84 #dreamcanvas #bed

  • bedtime {having fun with Hipstamatic}

24/1/2014 - my space {currently it's with a glass of wine watching the latest blizzard out my window} It's good to be home; safe & warm!  #fmsphotoaday #myspace #winter #weather #wine #window #reflection

  • your space {currently it’s with a glass of wine watching the latest blizzard out my window} It’s good to be home; safe & warm!

25/1/2014 - taste of winter {this is the view out my window this morning after a night of blowing snow; the car is on the sheltered side of the house} On the bright side, it has warmed up to a tropical -5C! Only 54 days til spring  #fmsphotoaday #winter #

  • a taste of summer/winter {this is the view out my window this morning after a night of blowing snow; the car is on the sheltered side of the house} On the bright side, it has warmed up to a tropical -5C! Only 54 days til spring

26/1/2014 - fun stuff {making the best if the weather and finding interesting drift patterns!} #fmsphotoaday #winter #snow #drifts #fence #weather #princeedwardcounty

  • fun stuff! {making the best if the weather and finding interesting drift patterns!}

27/1/2014 - something I bought {wine! Red! Syrah from South Africa} #fmsphotoaday #wine #red #syrah #helpmemakeitthroughwinter

  • something I bought {wine! Red! Syrah from South Africa}

28/1/2014 - dinner {while I still work, hubby is retired & makes yummy dinners!  Pork tenderloin, Spanish rice & yellow beans} #fmsphotoaday #dinner #porktenderloin #rice #yellowbeans #yummy #ilovemyhubby

  • dinner {while I still work, hubby is retired & makes yummy dinners! Pork tenderloin, Spanish rice & yellow beans}

29/1/2014 - window {view out the trick window as I attempted to get to work}  I turned around here and went back home as roads were being closed all around me. #fmsphotoaday #window #winter #weather #driving #princeedwardcounty

  • window {view out the trick window as I attempted to get to work} I turned around here and went back home as roads were being closed all around me.

30/1/2014 - best invention ever! {my glasses of course, or I just wouldn't be able to see all these fab PAD photos!} #fmsphotoaday #bestinventionever #glasses #seeing #bifocals #eyeglasses

  • best invention ever {my glasses of course, or I just wouldn’t be able to see all these fab PAD photos!}

31/1/2014 - polka dot {polka dots  @ the office} #fmsphotoaday #polkadots #nothingisordinary

  • polka dot {polka dots @ the office}

Secondly, I participate in FaceBook Group.  This is a much more intimate group who have become good friends, even though we have not and may never meet.  Enjoy:

1/1/2014 - resolution {I resolve to start each day with a grateful heart} #photoaday #resolution #princeedwardcounty #rural #winter

  • resolution {I resolve to start each day with a grateful heart}

2/1/2014 - layers {woke up to -24C (-34C with windchill) ... These are the layers I will be wearing today} #photoaday #layers #winter #cold #windchill #weather

  • layers – {woke up to -24C (-34C with windchill) … These are the layers I will be wearing today}

3/1/2014 - selfie {again?!?! This is me bundled up at the post office this morning. -24C Brrrr} #photoaday #selfie #winter #cold

  • selfie {again?!?! This is me bundled up at the post office this morning. -24C Brrrr}

4/1/2014 - 2013 most memorable moments {there were lots of them but our Florida vacation was the most fun} #photoaday #vacation #florida #beach #weather #snail #salvidordali #daligallery #madeirabeach #stpetersburg #clouds

  • 2013 most memorable moments {there were lots of them but our Florida vacation was the most fun}

5/1/2014 - in my glass/cup {that first sip of coffee in the morning is devine} Simply pleasures  #photoaday #coffee #cup #morning

  • in my glass/cup {that first sip of coffee in the morning is devine}

6/1/2014 - what I do {office work} #photoaday #computer #paper #phones #work

  • what you do {office work}

7/1/2014 - back of the shelf (in my sewing room) #photoaday #sewing #quilting #thread #scissors #books

  • back of the shelf (in my sewing room)

8/1/2014 - ridiculous {this weather is ridiculous! Extremes in temps; huge amounts of ice & snow; gale force winds!} on the bright side, only 71 days til spring! #photoaday #snow #weather #winter

  • ridiculous {this weather is ridiculous! Extremes in temps; huge amounts of ice & snow; gale force winds!} on the bright side, only 71 days til spring!

9/1/2014 - daring {the most daring thing I've done lately, was driving home through this earlier this week. The usual 40 minute trip took over 2 hours. I wanted to kiss the ground when I arrived safely} #photoaday #winter #weather #snow #princeedwardcount

  • daring {the most daring thing I’ve done lately, was driving home through this earlier this week. The usual 40 minute trip took over 2 hours. I wanted to kiss the ground when I arrived safely}

10/1/2014 - pet peeve {paying top $ for produce this time of year & not being able to use it in a special recipe!} #photoaday #bad #rotten #spoiled #groceries #onion

  • pet peeve {paying top $ for produce this time of year & not being able to use it in a special recipe!}

11/1/2014 - warm {making a pot of soup to warm us up on a damp day} #photoaday #soup #reedrummond #pioneerwoman #warm #cooking

  • warm {making a pot of soup to warm us up on a damp day}

12/1/2014 - in a parallel universe I wouldn't have to deal with all this ice, snow & water #photoaday #garden #winter #weather #ice #snow #water #rain

  • in a parallel universe I wouldn’t have to deal with all this ice, snow & water

13/1/2014 - sliding {I'm surprised that I'm not sliding around the driveway on a this ice!} #photoaday #ice #winter #weather #driveway #slippery #sliding

  • sliding {I’m surprised that I’m not sliding around the driveway on a this ice!}

14/1/2014 - front door {it was still dark at home so this is the first 'front' door I entered today} #photoaday #frontdoor #starbucks #coffee

  • front door {it was still dark at home so this is the first ‘front’ door I entered today}

15/1/2014 - my milk jug {not for everyday use, but it's my favourite} #photoaday #jug #milk #cow

  • your milk jug {not for everyday use, but it’s my favourite}

16/1/2014 - mine {this little Lladro figurine was given to me by my mum when my third daughter was born.} #photoaday #lladro #figurine #birds

  • mine {this little Lladro figurine was given to me by my mum when my third daughter was born.}

17/1/2014 - silver thaw {it has been warm enough to start a thaw here} #photoaday #thaw #winter #weather #snow #ice #marsh #princeedwardcounty

  • silver thaw {it has been warm enough to start a thaw here}

18/1/2014 - grateful {I'm very grateful to be living in such a beautiful place} #photoaday #grateful #black #white #winter #snow #princeedwardcounty

  • grateful {I’m very grateful to be living in such a beautiful place}

19/1/2014 - upside down {breakfast; over easy!} #photoaday #eggs #upsidedown #breakfast #picframe #hipstamatic #melodie #dreamcanvas

  • upside down {breakfast; over easy!}

20/1/2014 - hiding {hubby is hiding in the early morning shadows after shoveling snow}Note: there was no snow on Saturday evening! #photoaday #hiding #snow #winter #enough!

  • hiding {hubby is hiding in the early morning shadows after shoveling snow}Note: there was no snow on Saturday evening!

21/1/2014 - new {new yarn for infinity scarves} Also new film packs for hipstamatic #photoaday #new #yarn #knitting #hipstamatic #tejas #johns #G2 #lowy #RTV #AOBW #dreamcanvas #blankob4 #picframe #titlefx

  • new {new yarn for infinity scarves} Also new film packs for hipstamatic

22/1/2014 - where I walk {Macaulay Conservation centre with my photo club} Lots of snowy atmosphere last Sunday. #photoaday #whereiwalk #princeedwardcounty #macaulay #conservation #winter #weather #snow #trail #pecfotoclub

  • where you walk {Macaulay Conservation centre with my photo club} Lots of snowy atmosphere last Sunday.

23/1/2014 - artful {Prince Edward County is very "artful". This sculptured quilt can be found in Bloomfield, on the "Arts Trail"} #photoaday #artful #art #artists #bloomfield #princeedwardcounty #quilt #sculpture

  • artful {Prince Edward County is very “artful”. This sculptured quilt can be found in Bloomfield, on the “Arts Trail”}

24/1/2014 - weather {another snowy, blustery day} Typical Canadian winter weather; wind & blowing snow. Can you see the drifts starting across the roadway? #photoaday #weather #ice #snow #blowing #wind #drifting #princeedwardcounty #kingsleyroad #oldarmyb

  • weather {another snowy, blustery day} Typical Canadian winter weather; wind & blowing snow. Can you see the drifts starting across the roadway?

25/1/2014 - vegetation {I found this poor pine branch deeply buried in a snow drift} #photoaday  #vegetation #winter #snow #drifts #pine #nikond5100

  • vegetation {I found this poor pine branch deeply buried in a snow drift}

26/1/2014 - beginning {the beginning of a beautiful day after a couple of stormy ones} Now to start digging out; it looks like we got about a foot and some big drifting too! #photoaday #sunrise #sundogs #winter #snow #princeedwardcounty

  • beginning {the beginning of a beautiful day after a couple of stormy ones} Now to start digging out; it looks like we got about a foot and some big drifting too!

27/1/2014 - sharp {the sharp edges of the many snow drifts} #photoaday #sharp #snow #drift #winter #weather #princeedwardcounty

  • sharp {the sharp edges of the many snow drifts}

28/1/2014 - games people play {cards} #photoaday #cards #games #play

  • game people play {cards}

29/1/2014 - story time {hubby curled up reading after an afternoon of shovelling snow} #photoaday #storytime #reading #anditsstillsnowing

  • storytime {hubby curled up reading after an afternoon of shovelling snow}

30/1/2014 - not mine {...says Mr Sock Monkey!} #photoaday #notmine #mrsockmonkey #boots #toobig #funny #humour #sockmonkey

  • not mine {…says Mr Sock Monkey!}

31/1/2014 - mechanical {my favourite mechanical device}. I make sure it gets a good workout in a regular basis! #photoaday #mechanical #kitchenaid #standmixer #kitchen #cooking

  • mechanical {my favourite mechanical device}. I make sure it gets a good workout in a regular basis!

Thanks for visiting.

Until next time, Connie 🙂

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I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

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