Thousand Word Thursdays #184

At the beginning of the pandemic, I did a lot of bird watching in my backyard. Especially searching for cardinals. I was curious why this particular cardinal was spending so much time in my neighbour’s eavestrough. A feast of bugs? Then, I figured it out! He was taking a bath! © Rita Jacques 2020. Windsor,… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #184

Thousand Word Thursdays #182

Monarch on a purple echinacea. Praying mantis–I think!–on a purple echinacea. Fly on the same flower. Spiderweb now on the same flower! © Rita Jacques 2020 My backyard. Windsor, Ontario.  

Thousand Word Thursdays #178

I have only one blanket flower plant and every year most of the blooms are misshapen. It always makes me aware of how incredible Mother Nature is to have most other flowers bloom perfectly. In any case, I look forward to seeing how each blanket flower turns out. I love how each is “perfectly” unique!… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #178

Thousand Word Thursday #175

I had my camera near me while I played in the garden yesterday, in hopes of catching a photo of a cardinal in the blossoming apple tree. By evening, plenty of blossoms had fallen to the ground and still no cardinal. I thought I wouldn’t catch a photo after all this year. Then, as I… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursday #175