I was intrigued by the beautiful barn quilts while on a drive to camp recently. Wondering at the story behind them, I researched and learned they commemorate the stories of pioneer women and their families during the War of 1812-1814. There are 100 barn quilts–8′ square murals–on a 65-km route along the Thames River Valley.… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #143
I learned about a spectacular writing course from a friend. While she hadn’t taken it, she felt it might appeal to me. Well, yes, it did! The line—“Is your blog read only by your Mom and five close friends?”—seemed to speak to me personally. The course promised an instant community of hundreds of writers who… Continue reading Why I Quit my Writing Course
I just love the addition of flowers to the rural life. These little touches are beautiful to me! © Rita Jacques 2019 Watford, Ontario.
Funny how tiger lilies flourish better in ditches than in gardens. © Rita Jacques 2019 Charing Cross, Ontario.
Four baby caterpillars had evolved into chrysalises recently in our home. So far this week, three have become Monarch butterflies. Thought I would share a few pics of their incredible development. The miracle of life! © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.
I admit it. I always tear up a bit when I hear our national anthem played. It wasn’t always this way. It takes leaving the country to see how much pride one has for Canada and Canadians. When I was twenty years old, I backpacked through Southeast Asia. Whenever I crossed paths with someone sporting… Continue reading O Canada!