Saturday, October 13, 2012

We have had our first snow of the season

Well, we now have had the first snow of the season. Although the snow melted by late morning, it was pretty to see from inside.
I took a lovely brisk walk, Monday, our Thanksgiving Day, and noticed the shore birds, and way off in the distance a couple of pelicans. I think soon the shore birds will leave for the south, but it is possible the pelicans may winter over with the assistance of our park naturalists.

Unfortunately, I couldn't get a good picture of the pelicans. :)

Cooler tempretatures definitely require warmer clothing, and I found these lovely handknit mittens at the Sally Ann Thrift store. Some good soul has been knitting these. There was a wide selection of mitts in children's and adult's sizes, all priced at 99 cents. They remind me of the ones Mom always made for us kids, and will keep me warm.
When the temperatures get very cold, I also can add these mittens, which were given to me by a neighbour, and fellow bus rider. Her cousin from the Maritime provinces knits these. They are called Thrum mittens, with the raw wool ends left inside for extra insulation.

I am thinking of warm clothing, as I am beginning a new job, which will involve commuting. I will be ride sharing with a co-worker, and although it is only a 15 minute ride out of the city, in midwinter, it will be cold, if we happen to get stalled.

It's taken me two jobs, to get to this one, which I think is going to be a good fit for me. I know that I'll feel calm, and peaceful, along with the children, and able to do the kind of work, I love.

Can you see the robin, in these two photos? The robins are still here, and this one was singing such a crystal clear tune, as though celebrating the cooler temperature.

Wishing you a good week ahead!


Geraldine said...

Oh Brenda, how cool, the first snow! And earlier than Halloween this time, that's kind of unusual for there. Thanks for sharing these pics.

I hope the new job is a perfect fit.

Love the mitts! Someone worked on those, that's for sure they are handknit. Have you made mittens? They're not that hard to do, once you go on to the decreases going on a slant etc, I've made a few pairs, now I'm going to try gloves!

Thanks for the kind comment re: my knitting skills. I seem to be improving by leaps and bounds lately, I love a challenge! LOL

Hope you and the kitties are snug and warm today, G

Geraldine said...

PS: Love the new color of your background. FYI, if you want to increase the width of where you type on the page, it's easy to do. Just go to advanced, and then adjust widths. I fiddled with mine quite a bit on my two Blogger blogs, to fit everything in. Just thought I'd mention if you need/want more room for bigger pics etc, not to be critical at all.

Geraldine said...

PSS: Are you having problems commenting on blogs today Brenda? Just wondering. I've been having issues at WP and Blogger, but not for anything else online. Just wondering....

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Hi, Geraldine,
I wish I could knit, but seem to only crochet. I did find some patterns for crochet mitts, I'm thinking of trying. It's funny, but handmade mitts seem so much nicer
Thanks about the colour here for the background, I wanted something that would look a little wintery...
P.S. I didn't have any problems with commenting early this morning.

The Boston Lady said...

Hi Brenda,

Love seeing the snow, the robin and those mittens. Those images all brought a smile to my face! Best wishes for your first week at the new job. I am excited for you and hope you will have time next weekend to give us a report on how it went. Ann

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thank you Ann,
I really appreciate your encouragement. I'm actually feeling quite nervous this evening.
However, I'm keeping busy making a new dish with quinoa and tofu. :)
It's been warmer this weekend, so I think the snow was just a gentle hint of what may come soon.
Wishing you a wonderful week!

Teri Casper said...

Snow already?!!! Since I think we will be here for a good part of the winter I am digging out my down jacket, hat, mitten but discovered I need boots. Been 15 years since I have been here in the winter.
Love your mittens.
Am so happy to hear you found a wonderful job.
Thank you so much for your thoughtful support during this last week. Isn't the Internet great!


Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thank you Teri!
How interesting that you may be having a more traditional winter this year. I hope you'll enjoy some snow, and that it's not too cold.
It's good to hear all is well!!

Minerva Black the shoppe keeping cat said...

It sure looks lovely! I do like the snow, and am looking forward to it coming here in a few months. Beautiful photos! Minerva x

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Thanks Minerva,
I enjoy snow too for the most part.
How long does the snowy season last where you live?
It's always a pleasure to see you've been by. Herb and Artie asked me to say Hi! :)