Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Brewery Yurt

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A colorful yurt in the snow at the halibuton highlands brewery. We did some tasting and some buying of their wonderful beers ,great for spreading holiday cheer!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Cottage snow

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Snowy view from our Halliburton cottage vacation last week, now back home with no snow on Christmas eve I wish we could have brought some back with us.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cottage up north

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Back from the cottage up north, with a view out over Kashagawigamog lake in Ontario. It was wonderful, but a week wasn't long enough!!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Another Christmas tree at the home

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Another christmas tree at my mom's retirement home , they have four beautifully decorated trees to get everyone in the christmas spirit

Monday, December 7, 2015

Our little schmooberry

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Our little schmooberry delight. This dog can sleep through anything. Makes me sleepy just looking at him.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas tree at the home

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Christmas tree , one of several at the retirement home where my mom lives. The home is a converted victorian mansion called waverley mansion . Every year the staff work hard to make look festive for all the folks who live there, it is much appreciated !!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Homemade Christmas Tree

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We have a homemade christmas tree on the wall this year. We are moving, so our regular stuff is in storage including all the decorations. I made this from found sticks coat hangers & dollar store ornaments & swags. For under $20 it suits our festive needs : )

Monday, November 30, 2015

Sleepy studio dog

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My sleepy dog Patches in my artstudio. The #comforting sound of a hound snoring helps make better art

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Last of the colorful leaves of autumn

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Last of the colorful leaves of autumn in our neighborhood , so sorry to see them all go. The blank white canvas that is winter will soon upon us, bring on the hot soup.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Celebrating the harvest with thanks

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Happy thanksgiving hope everyone in the united states is enjoying time with friends & family , celebrating the harvest with lots of great food!!!! New seasonal fall art prints on your wall will help to set the mood. #CathyHorvathBuchanan

Coffee time

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Meeting an dear friend for coffee at the black walnut cafe bakery .They have so many yummy treats and types of coffee it's hard to decide.
#docoffee #coffeeholic

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Happy Sunday

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Happy Sunday time to sit and think about the week that was and the one that has yet to come. The november air is nippy but on a late day Sunday walk the light is golden. relaxing weekend time to relax

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Santa Clause parade

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Santa Clause  Christmas parade here in st.thomas Canada. Very rainy night, but made for some pretty light reflections. This is the grand finale of the parade were the big man himself appears with a hearty hohoho merrychristmas and happy holiday to all!!!

Studio View

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View from my art studio table. Its not much of a #view as it looks out at the neighbor's roof. Just as well, a great view would be distracting, best to give oneself over to inner peace and creativity when making art  To see what came out of all this art making visit my etsy shop at

Friday, November 20, 2015

Painterly look

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Artists will recognize my painterly look, lol. This shirt is over 20 years old, my husband wore it as a teenager to his summer house painting job not knowing many years later he would marry an artist who would liberate it to wear while making art everyday. This is recycling at it's frugal artist best.
#artwear #clotheswithhistory

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thinking of wine

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Out for a walk when we came across these wonderful wild fall grapes growing on the side of a house at the end of the street. Visions of geurilla wine making and covert midnight harvesting went through my head. Fortunately my husband usually talks me down before i get in too much trouble, lol.

Monday, November 16, 2015

winter art prints

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#winterdays #artprints now in my #etsyshop by #artist #CathyHorvathBuchanan 
A splash of color for your #holiday #home #decor , or a unique #gift for someone special

Sunday, November 15, 2015

November Flowers

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The sun was sooo warm today, especially for November in Canada!! While out walking we were amazed to see there was still some south facing flowers in bloom, and strangely these weren't the only ones.
#flowers #sundaywalk #blooms #fallday #fallflowers #warmweather

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Windy water day at PortStanley beach

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Crazy windy water day at Port Stanley beach lake Erie, my husband Shawn made it out to the pier but I chickened out ,the wind made it seem like we were standing in front of a sandblaster. Check out the poor seagulls trying not to get picked up and whipped around. Too dangerous to fly today!!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Intense sky day

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A very intense fall sky day in front of my house here in st.thomas. I love it!!

Art print fall color

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Art prints instant fall color for your wall decor or a unique gift, now in my etsy store, take a peek at #CathyHorvathBuchanan

Thursday, November 5, 2015


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Sunset ,yes it's early at this time of year but also very warm for November.
All of us in southwestern ontario are sucking up this last blast of wonderful weather to keep us going through the impending winter.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


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Our dog Patches (i call him schmooberry among other things) waiting on the stairs for his people (a.k.a. us) to go for a walk. He's so cute!!!!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tonight's sunset through trees.

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Tonight's sunset through trees. Since the clock changed back an hour, this whole sunset thing is happening way too early.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Autumn late day light

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Autumn late day light. This time of year the sunlight glows golden. A shot of the neighbour's house, we are experiencing an unexpected warm spell for November.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy halloween, reach for the moon

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#happyhalloween now you can reach for the #moon on your #phone with this shnazzy #phonecase from #Nuvango featuring one of my paintings #CathyHorvathBuchanan You can get it at...

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Vignettes of memories

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I like to make little decor vignettes around the house using objects we've collected over time. This is a clock i inherited from my folks, it sits on our bakers rack along with some natural objects found outside and topped with a cute little wooden mouse that was a gift from my father in law. I know its all just stuff but the joy for me lies in the fact that this stuff has personal memories and story.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The autumn leaves

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The #autumnleaves in the sun were wonderful today. The colors vibrated against the red of the neighbor's #barn , I'm going to miss seeing all the color once the snow takes over.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Our dog Patches

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Our dog Patches, he kept me company outside as i undertook the last bbq dinner of summer. A great fall day !!

Friday, October 23, 2015

I love these mini pumpkins!!

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I love these mini pumpkins that my hubby brought home to me, he knows how much i love seasonal decor and autumn especially. Thanks sweetie!!!

UPDATE on the seasonal pumpkins, I'm a person who can't stand to waste food, so we have since eaten the seasonal pumpkins, lol. I cut off the tops, scooped out the seeds (roasted those) then put a pat of butter inside and pie seasonings, then roasted them on the bbq. They were very good!!! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Felix the cat .

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Felix the resident cat taking it easy on the stairs at the retirement home where my mom lives, he gets sooo much attention there, and many rides on resident's walkers (but with all the walkers he has to watch his tail).

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

halloween 'decoration'

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Saw this halloween 'decoration' as i was driving down a country road on the way home from London, very away as fast as you can!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Canada Votes

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Today #canadavotes If you are Canadian, get out there and express yourself to the #government.
Saw this leaf on the sidwalk as Shawn and I walked home from voting, and it made me think of how wonderful Canada is!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

What's with this....snow

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What's with this...snow in october.... we usually don't see the white stuff till the end of December. This after I posted a photo of my husband and dog taking advantage of the warm fall weather about 8 days ago, wow how quickly things change in southwestern ontario.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Port Stanley Anniversary

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A fall view of Port Stanley harbour from Mickeys boathouse restaurant, where me and my wonderful husband Shawn ate dinner last night to celebrate our anniversary.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Big clouds sky!!

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Big cloud fall day, this is my favourite type of sky!! I think of it as a 'Group of 7' kind of sky. It might only be Canadian's who get that reference.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Warm Fall Weather

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My hubby Shawn and our dog patches taking advantage of the unusually warm fall weather.
My two sweeties: )

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Foot massage

This is a new form of foot massage hard to tell who is the messager and who is the messagee.
Our dog patches snuggling up to my husband Shawn's foot.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Summer Blooms

So sad to see the daylily blooms of the summer garden leaving, onto the colorful leaves of fall.
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Friday, June 12, 2015

Dandelion sunset

As we walked just before sunset I noticed the sun came through the trees like a halo,  lighting the dandelion seed heads so that they glowed.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Mackies at Sunset

Shawn and I did a quick getaway for ice cream and a walk on the beach in Port Stanley. 
Here is view of Mackie's at sunset.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Shawn on the Beach

My husband, Shawn, and I took a stroll on the beach to watch the sunset. I left a message on the sand for my #sweetie : ) #CathyHorvathBuchanan
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Friday, May 29, 2015

Roy in the garden

This is Roy, the resident cat at the retirement home where my mom lives. He likes to check out the goldfish pond when he thinks nobody is looking.

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Herbs in Container Garden

I just  potted up some new plants I got from the Horton street open air market just down the road, here in St.Thomas.
Some mint, basil and tomato. The chives I already had, they are brave survivors of many winters and pretty much indestructible, thank goodness. While I love having fresh herbs and tomatoes I don't have the best luck growing them.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A little night wine

Taking a bit of 'me' time watching the neighbors fireworks light shows and enjoying the fire torches with a glass of wine.