It's a new year.
2022 is 'water under the bridge'!
Some of that water came down the river as icebergs and piled up along the shores of the Fraser River near the Rosedale Agassiz bridge.
It was really quite amazing...
and drew crowds there at the beginning of the month.
What better way to start the new year than to go bowling with the whole family on New Year's Day?
It was a fun time!
Those of us who thought we knew how to bowl found out otherwise!
we had a feast of New Years fritters.
We call them Portzelky...
our Dutch neighbours call them Oliebollen.
I made half with apples and half with raisins.
An invitation to a 'high tea' at the home of a friend was a most welcome.
We may not have acted too regal...
but we sure had a fun time!
We have been friends for years...
and don't need much of an excuse to celebrate.
It had been awhile since we had been together...
health, surgeries, and travel got in the way.
Mavis lost the love of her life a few weeks ago...
so it was a bittersweet get-together.
We watched grands play hockey (Ryder) and basketball (Maggie).
Always fun to cheer them on!
I had a birthday this month and was celebrated royally.
My uncle and aunt stopped by to drop off this lovely planter...
and we had such a nice visit.
Who has uncles and aunts that are nearing ninety and still remembering your birthday?
They are special people.
I was their flower girls some 67 years ago.
I am thankful for another year of good health and the many other blessings of the past year!
Once the Christmas decor was packed away...
...it has been nice to enjoy the blooms of spring indoors.
We have had some amazing sunsets this month.
"The heavens declare the glory of God."