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#65 💜 summer solstice… new day dawning

 

Psalm 65:8 via www.anextraordinaryday.net

4th of July sunrise approximately 4:45 AM

🔼 4th of July 2014 sunrise at 4:45 AM

Hello & Welcome to my 65th episode of the KWH iPad Show! Today’s feature is the thrill of dawn after hours of late-night summer solstice knitting ’til the crack of yawn 🙂

Keeping up with the solstice sunrise can be a challenge… Especially here at the 53rd parallel N on the Canadian prairies—where summer days and winter nights grow extra long. Well okay… winter sunrises/sunsets are easy-peasy. So every year since moving here, it’s the thrill of catching a pixelated first glimpse at summer’s dawning 17-hour solstice “magic” that rises up within my night-owl-ishly inclined inner-knitter’s heart ❤

Summer Solstice 2017… 
sunrise 5:06 am ❤ sunset 10:06 pm

Then last night… errr… 3:30 this morning… uhhhm… actually yesterday morning, since gently “coaxing” this post into shape has taken so long… sighhh :-/

Anyhoo… it finally dawned on me!
Watch my iPad video (below) to see
the bright spot I’m talking about 😉

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Just keep knitting ’til something good dawns on you! ❤ ♥ Jackie


Pictures That Speak Volumes: The Cat’s Meow

Coach Muller at Good Time Stories got it right…
This woolerful photo is adorable and really does speak volumes!
Wouldn’t it just be so purrrfect to simply step inside this frame
and spend the day sitting ‘n knitting with a cute lil’ kitten? 😍😘☺️ ♥ Jackie

My Good Time Stories

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There is something really special and magical when small animals get together with little children. The result is usually simply adorable! Today’s picture is a perfect example of that sweet time of most of our lives, when we had the enjoyable time to love our pets and feel good about the world.

I am sure that you probably remember such a time…if so, leave a comment and share your experience with us!!

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a little … purple

I totally ❤ purple!!!
But how much do I love yarn?
well…

At first glance, this snowful foliage photo by Paul Militaru looked to me like a sparkling skein of yarn! I’m still LoL-ing about that, since Paul’s portfolio is primarily places and scenic spaces! … hmmm … Could this be a sign that I am simply “snow tired” ?!? 😉 ♥ Jackie

Paul Militaru

a little purple

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the KWH iPad Show #12 💜 Lily for a Day

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Hello & Welcome
to my 12th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is the first daylily bloom
from our front yard garden bouquet 🙂

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pink daylily

Hey everyone! … Meet our first daylily of the year 🙂 Isn’t she lovely? Today’s photos are technically the season’s third bloom (all pink). But with a name like daylily… well… Who’s counting anyway, right?!?

We have three daylily plants in our front garden—pink, peach and purple. At least that’s how I remember it, since it’s been a while and all my daylily photos from last year are currently stuck (hopefully safely stuck) on my iMac-less hard drive :-/ I’d hoped to post photos of those, but didn’t make it in time before my iMac quit. Last year’s first daylily blooms were peach and are posted here. Wow… this year’s garden is way ahead of last year! Perhaps next year will be ripe for the purple plant to bloom first? Let’s get together here again next summer to find out! 🙂

Anyway, there’s something festive about the first flowers of the season! Now at the risk of boring you, please indulge me whilst I “make like a squirrel” and pack my knitting blog with a few flowering summer photos—in preparation for the flowerless months ahead 🙂

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a lily-full day! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #11 💜 summer solstice sunset

summer solstice sunset 2015

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Hello & Welcome
to my 11th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is our summer solstice sunset …
sunrise 5:06 am 🙂 sunset 10:06 pm
… missin’ my iMac, but luvin’ the 17-hour days!

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summer solstice sunset at the 53rd parallel north in Alberta Canada

Click photo to view my
summer solstice 2014
blog post 🙂

My favourite thing about living this far north is summer solstice and the extra-long days that go with it! That “other” solstice will have us on the flip side soon enough… But these days, especially with the above seasonal temperatures we’ve been having, it’s just so GOOD to enjoy being outside watching glowing skies finally dim around 11 pm 🙂 That’s my idea of a summertime thrill!

Catching a glimpse of the summer solstice sunrise, on the other hand, is more rare… I’ll sometimes manage to wake up in time to see the sky already beginning to brighten by 4:00 am. But then I lay down for a moment, whilst the sun rises to the peak of our neighbour’s roof… And awe shucks, the moment passes me by again! :-/

Last year’s summer solstice was extra great, for me. That’s when my iMac finally got resuscitated, after a month and a half on the fritz 🙂  Now again, since directly following this post in early April of this year, my iMac has been gone for good :-/ But the blog must go on! And my trusty iPad has been a real lifesaver for that!!!

Thanks for joining me in my iPad-photo solstice celebration of God’s glorious sun setting skies on the longest day of the year. How did you enjoy your summer solstice?

 Our weather forecast—fahrenheit or celcius—for the
first week of summer is looking mighty fine 😀
Wish you were here! 

See how the video is panned to the far left? That’s where our winter solstice 
sun shall set 6 months from now—between the last 2 clumps of taller trees.

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy first week of summer! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #8 💜 buzzing blossoms & lilacs & leafy sunsets… Oh May!

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Hello & Welcome
to my 8th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is abuzz with leafy sunsets
and the season’s first garden bouquet 🙂

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budding mid-May sunset

Now that it’s June, I thought it might be fun to post a few floral foliage photos/video (captured, edited and watermarked via my iPad) of our garden bouquet from the last half of May 🙂

May felt warm like actual summer, yet the trees in our yard were as bare as Old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard! :-/ The first week of May brought showers of snow. But then it barely sprinkled, until finally raining last week. Yup, and our trees were leafless so long that I actually dressed then in yarn … LoL … Spring fever, anyone?!? Ah well, it seemed like a woolerful idea at the time 😉

Oh, but now see how our garden has grown! First came the leaves, followed by the bees. Bees all abuzz with the pollination of blooming bushes and apple/lilac blossoming trees! It’s all quite aromatic—if you don’t look at the weeds! 😛 And still daylight grows, for another couple of pre-solstice weeks 😀

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Whewww… that’s a giant photo gallery! It took forever to process via my iPad, but I think I’m getting faster at it and learning lots… Apparently, this is what happens when you don’t get to see petals or leaves for half the year! :-/ Yup, and in another 5-6 months (when that “other” season roars back into town) this pictorial labour of love post will be my mind’s momentary getaway… savouring the scent, sight and bee buzzing sounds of a blossoming summer 🙂

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Matthew 6:30
God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers
. . . He will certainly care for you!

Introducing… my Bramble❤tini Heart knitting pattern

–— 💜 Have you thought about buying a copy of my knitting pattern today? 💜

♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

 Pausing to perfume the petals in life’s bouquet! ♥ Jackie


the KWH iPad Show #5 💜 heartstrings

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Hello & Welcome
to my 5th episode of the
KWH iPad Show!

Today’s feature is hearty knits
and the yarns that love them 🙂

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Knitting is
in my heart 🙂

My knitting patterns are
heart-shaped by design…
And even my yarn tails
have fallen in hopeless
alignment with hearts!

What hearty knitting
is on your needles?

Hearty knitting is like 
luv ‘n stitches for
our tired old world ♥

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Thank you for visiting my Knitting With Heart blog today!
I’d love it if you’d also stop by and “like” my Knitting With Heart facebook page.
Feel free to share links to my posts 🙂 I look forward to hearing from you!

happy heart… hearty yarn! ♥ Jackie


think S-P-R-I-N-G ❤ while winter fades into the sunset

panoramic January sunset photo
think S-P-R-I-N-G ❤ while winter fades into the sunset

Fresh snow on the first day of spring…
This, following the last day of winter 
…after the snow had mostly melted 😦

As you can see from this photo, spring arrived in all its glory at 10:57 Thursday morning—windy, snowy, falling temperatures. Spring’s weather will arrive fashionably late… Can’t say we’re surprised! Can’t even say it’ll be the last of this year’s fresh snow. But today is Friday and the skies are shining brilliant blue. Some snow has already melted and we are basking in the weakening remains of our winter wonderland. Winter was brutal for what felt like forever, this year. So any sign of weakness is a positive thing! Ah well, winter’s end is always good… even if it’s just on paper :-/

January, of all months, was (in my opinion) our most beautiful month! That’s when Old Man Winter and the plunging polar vortex took a hike across North America in pursuit of more exotic destinations. Our northern region got a warming cold shoulder and half-a-month’s worth of mild, melting, spring-like temperatures 🙂 Stranger things have happened, but I sure don’t mind if January feels like spring!

Our west-facing backyard backs onto a field, giving us an unobstructed view of the sky and causing my sunset photo collection to balloon! Some say sunsets are “seen one, seen ’em all”… But to me they’re each uniquely beautiful! Here’s one particularly spectacular mid-January sunset 🙂

My pics are amateur and our camera is about 10 years old (Kodak P880, a mere 8 megapixels), so you can just imagine what a blazingly beautiful sight to behold this sunset actually was in real life! Incidentally, the span of the panoramic photo is just a bit broader than the distance traveled by the setting sun throughout the year.

Drawing inspiration from all the panoramic sunset/beach photos of Thailand over at the Don Charisma blog, I felt the itch to stitch together a panoramic view of my own. In gathering together my photos, I was delighted to have captured a series of pics that could be pieced together for a panoramic view. So I got out my GIMP photo editing software and got to work! How fun 🙂 … but something soon seemed to be off. The clouds I had stitched were arched like a rainbow… yet… how could THAT be?!? My heart sunk. Oh but wait! Turns out I had also shot a video. So wOw, I was glad to see that! 🙂 Who knew there could be a rainbow in the fiery sun-setting clouds above all that blanket of snow!

Wishing you rainbows in the snow! ❤ Jackie

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The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
Psalm 19:1
New Living Translation (NLT)


snowy sunsets ❤ sparkling New Year’s skies

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Happy 2014 Everyone!
I hope all is well with you!
How is your year so far?
Can you believe we’re already
halfway through the
first month of the year?
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We welcomed the new year by spending a quiet evening together at home ❤ Our evening turned out to be a little quieter than planned however, since my husband was fighting the H1N1 flu 😦 H1N1 is one nasty, lingering virus! Thankfully, he is feeling much better these days 🙂 . . . Meanwhile at the neighbour’s place, sparks were flying in a festive fireworks display! Sensing this liveliness and excitement, I ran to grab the iPad and “crashed” their party from our upstairs window 😉 Here is a short clip of their light show (originally posted to my Knitting With Heart facebook page that night).

January’s weather since New Year’s has been a fairly wild ride. But when Wednesday’s ferocious windstorm blew into town, it brought mild temperatures along—so that’s a good thing! The storm wreaked havoc for one full day. Then the calm after the storm painted our skies into a spectacular sunset…  and turned blast into blest!

Here’s hoping for creative fulfillment and stunning sunsets in 2014! ❤ Jackie


And snow it begins… the hunt for winter treasure ♥

Randy Mitton, SRES®  Get On Side With RandyRandy Mitton cares about his neighbours ❤

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They said it was coming, 

and we knew they were right.

Then sure as predicted, 

winter arrived Friday night…

along with 10-20 cms 

of its fine flakey friends. 

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As the clock struck November, we fell back an hour (for Standard Time), pulled the flannel covers up over our heads and bid farewell to fall. There may or may not have been grumbling… though at our latitude, we really can’t complain (much). This was our first major snow of the season, and it fell after a fairly fab fall. Most of the leaves had remained on the trees right to the end of October, after all. But now the sunsets are so early, while the days suddenly seem short. Well at least we finally got that ‘extra’ hour back… so we’ll find a thwarted treasure of comfort in that  😉

The snow fell Friday through Saturday, leaving us in no rush to roll out of bed for a look outside on Sunday. Then when we finally did look, we saw Randy—and my frown was immediately turned upside-down 🙂 Our kindhearted neighbour had chosen to embrace the day. He’d bundled-up early and brought his snowblower our way! In fact by the time we noticed, he was nearly done clearing our driveway! We think Randy’s thoughtful heart makes him a treasure… and pray God bless him forever  ❤

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Treasures of kindness cannot melt the frozen snow, though their beauty will inspire the heart and just might help make the prospect of another long, harsh winter seem shorter 🙂 What other buried treasure have you found measured by the snow?

snowfully yours ❤ Jackie
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