Thousand Word Thursdays #140

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.

O Canada!

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!

A Mother’s Love

Call it perfectionism, call it an impossible dream, or call me crazy, but I wanted the best for my daughter’s baby shower. It was the night before the awaited event. All the food was prepared, the prizes were wrapped, and the games were printed out. The bee-themed décor was tucked into boxes waiting to be… Continue reading A Mother’s Love

Apple of My Eye!

When my daughter moved to Cedar Springs in the late fall, I was intrigued by her next-door neighbours—an orchard filled with what I believed to be apple trees. After taking a photo of the trees— I vowed to take pics in every season. The photos would make a unique pictorial display for my daughter and… Continue reading Apple of My Eye!

Priceless Heirlooms

This tale may not be of interest to everyone. It’s more of a Mother’s Day tribute than of a May Two-Four long weekend piece. My timing is off but that’s the way life’s surprises are . . . unexpected and delightful. My older daughter had asked me to keep an eye out in our home… Continue reading Priceless Heirlooms

Thousand Word Thursdays #132

Just a quick phone pic on my way into the Chatham courthouse. I was struck by how the bold weeds were free to grow among the beautiful tulips. Like the weeds of society mingling with the good people in the courthouse, until tended by a master gardener.  “Flowers grow out of love and kindness.  … Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #132

In My Path!

Everyone in our neighbourhood received a letter last fall informing us that fibre optic cable for high-speed internet would be installed sometime in the future. We had to give consent before our lawns would be dug up for its installation. Of course, I agreed but I added to my reply email, “Please don’t dig up… Continue reading In My Path!