Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Remember: the Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Besides Thanksgiving, something you're looking forward to on your November calendar?

A couple more days of sunshine and warmth? Some years at this time we are already into snow.

2.  If I gave you a thank you card right now who would you send it to and why?

The teachers and other staff at Lydia's new school. They work very hard at making it a good place to be.

3. Of the breads listed, which one's your favorite...bagel, cinnamon, sourdough, garlic, banana, biscuit, pita, Naan, or plain old fashioned white bread?

All of the above, plus whole wheat, tortillas, rye,  croissants, and beer bread.

Be gentle when you touch bread
Let it not lie uncared for--unwanted
So often bread is taken for granted
There is so much beauty in bread
Beauty of sun and soil, beauty of honest toil
Winds and rain have caressed it,
Christ often blessed it
Be gentle when you touch bread.
(poem quoted in The More-with-Less Cookbook)

4. What's something you have in abundance? Is that a good thing?

Warmish November weather has brought ladybugs, too many of them. Ladybugs are cute, but they bite hard. Lydia reports that her school also has a ladybug problem, and it was especially bad when they were outdoors playing soccer for gym class on Tuesday. She says she had about twenty clinging to each of her  legs, and they did not want to "fly away home."

5. November 5th is National Love Your Red Hair Day. Are there any redheads in your family? Who's your favorite redhead?

Several of my dad's family are red-haired; I think it's the Scottish coming out. 

Favourite, as in celebrities? Greer Garson. She looks sort of like my aunt.

6.  The travel website Busbud recently calculated the most Instagrammed spot in every state. Go here to see what made the list where you live. Are you happy with your state's #1? If not what do you think should be the most photographed spot in your state? Have you snapped a photo there? If you live outside the USA answer as it relates to your state, city or province.

According to Busbud, the most Instagrammed spot in Ontario is Niagara Falls. Which probably goes without saying. But I think Georgian Bay should come a close second.
(Wikipedia's photo)

7. I'm going to try to have something related to gratitude in this spot each week during the month of November. Here's this week's question-

What's something you've learned about yourself this year that you're grateful for?

That I can enjoy change. Sometimes.

Linked from Remember Remember the Hodgepodge November at This Side of the Pond.


Sally said...

Hi! popping in from the Hodgepodge! :-) I have never heard of warm weather bringing ladybugs, much less swarms of them, or of them biting! Wow! Gorgeous photos of Ontario - I haven't been there yet, but would love to someday! have a great day!

April said...

Wait...ladybugs BITE? I had no idea! I thought they were just pretty little bugs that I love to photograph.

Mama Squirrel said...

These ones do!

Mama Squirrel said...

They're the Asian kind, not the South American (I think that makes a difference).

Joyce said...

You're the second person to mention ladybugs. We had that problem one year in NJ. It was crazy. They covered one side of the house, and a few got inside somehow and would end up in our master bathroom. I always liked ladybugs, but after that wasn't so much a fan. It was short lived and never happened again, but it was kind of creepy. That's a lovely sunset photo!

Cheryl said...

I'm visiting from the Hodgepodge! I love the bread poem! I'm going to save that for future use. I've seen several others make mention about the abundance of lady bugs!

Melanie said...

Many years ago, I visited Niagara Falls but the American and Canadian side. So beautiful! I didn't know lady bugs bit. I lived in Tennessee for about 7 months and we had lots of them there. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Denise said...

great hodgepodge.