I could hear this fellow before I could see him, and then I took about eight blurred photos as he flew around my house. From the giant tree out front, to the grapevines , to the apple tree, and the he stayed atop a fence post to nibble on the berries of the Boston Ivy.… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #111
Still a few blooms when a frost hit this week . . . glistening icy Yarrow flowers. Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
My elderly Italian neighbour hollered out from her opened basement window. She had noticed me on my back patio, cleaning up the dead summer flowers. “What are you doing in the freezing cold, Rita? Picking the frozen grapes?” I laughed and teased her, “Yes, I was thinking of making ice wine.” To tell you the… Continue reading Forbidden Fruit!
Roses! Your days are numbered! Only an optimistic gardener would leave the unopened buds in the snow–hopeful they will blossom on a warmer day. Yup, that’s me! Click on the link for more pics. © Rita Jacques 2018.
Cormorant stretching out its wings to dry after a bath! Wheatley Provincial Park, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
“You’re throwing that out? I’ll take it!” I could hardly believe myself. For the past two days, I’d been playing Tetris with my houseplants, trying to create room in the house for them as well as for the people who live here! The problem stems from taking the houseplants outside for the summer—where they grew… Continue reading Crown of Thorns… or Glory!
The last rose of the season is treasured as much as the first bloom. © Rita Jacques 2018 Windsor, Ontario.