Driveway Flowers!

Caught between a rock and a hard place? In a tough situation? Don’t give up! You’re stronger than you think. Push on through the hard times and your resilience will be a beautiful thing indeed. Don’t believe me? Just look at how these morning glory flowers pushed through the pavement.  Who would suspect a delicate… Continue reading Driveway Flowers!

Reflections!

On a July camping trip, I was disappointed the plethora of birds seen on a previous trip were absent. Since the water levels were high, the birds had sought shallower water elsewhere. My disappointment in being unable to photograph the birds turned to joy one evening. As I walked over a wooden bridge— I was… Continue reading Reflections!

Winning Combination

I spun the combination lock again. It must’ve been my tenth attempt. I started to panic. With a towel wrapped around me and dripping wet from the pool, I knew I could be in trouble. My clothing, shoes, purse, phone and car keys were locked inside the locker. And, my sole contact lens! Finally, the… Continue reading Winning Combination

There’s Smoke in the Cabin!!

“Obviously you don’t have children. You have no idea what’s it like to travel with a small child.” I had asked the plus-sized woman if I could please use the last washroom stall. The only available stall. She was changing a toddler’s diaper on the unit that unfolded from the wall. The child wasn’t in… Continue reading There’s Smoke in the Cabin!!

Window to the Soul

Well, with all the sadness of the racial killings and terrible racism in the news today, all I can say is I wish more people had my vision. My vision is far from perfect but it works just great for me.  I have no complaints. The other day in the homeless shelter, someone asked me… Continue reading Window to the Soul

Part 1- Stepping out on a Ledge

I am a firm believer everything happens for a reason. A first time visit to Calgary wouldn’t have been complete without a get-together with Jean, who headed out West years ago. My friend planned a whole agenda of touristy things to experience, including the Calgary Tower. As we ascended the high speed elevator, signs appeared… Continue reading Part 1- Stepping out on a Ledge

Found in Chinatown

Funny how the unexpected can take your breath away and pull at your heartstrings. I strolled alone in the metropolis of Calgary, killing time before attending a wedding. Camera strapped over one shoulder ready to aim at buildings and unique statues. And at whatever else caught my fancy, like magpies and chipmunk-like gophers. Purse tucked… Continue reading Found in Chinatown