Creating Happiness…for Others

The other day was a rotten day. A no-good, negative, lousy day.  A day where situations came at me with no warning and knocked the wind right out of my sails. Try as I might, it took most of the day before my “ship” was once more afloat and not taking on more water. So,… Continue reading Creating Happiness…for Others

Forbidden Fruit!

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!

Thousand Word Thursdays #102

I planted a package of lemon cosmos flower seeds in the spring. This week, I discovered the first flowers from my efforts…one tough plant popped up from a crack in the backyard patio concrete. The only plant to bloom. Bloom where you’re planted…or not! © Rita Jacques 2018.  

Poppies!

Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken  the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!

If You’re Married to a Gardener…

It starts innocently enough, the way many soft addictions do. I tell my Mom I’ll pop by the garden centre to buy her mulch. But, while I’m there…my heart quickens and endorphins are boosted as I take in all the plants and seed packages and flowers surrounding me. I forget all about the mulch until… Continue reading If You’re Married to a Gardener…