Keep Hope Alive!

It’s funny how a simple remark can lead you to reflect on your life. Last week, my brother-in-law stopped by to visit. As we stood in the driveway, he pointed to a large bed of Cosmos flowers still standing on the first day of November. “I see you’re one of those gardeners who lets their… Continue reading Keep Hope Alive!

Gardening Goals!

Gardeners display a rare optimism. Despite factors beyond their control—such as extreme weather conditions and Japanese beetles to name just two—gardeners continue to plant each year and hope for the best. And, the amazing thing is that plants usually turn out well. I am no different than the average gardener. At my previous home, the… Continue reading Gardening Goals!

Thousand Word Thursdays #149

These purple coneflower–or echinacea–photos were taken about a month ago. I credit my husband for the best pics. Neither of us can actually remember who grabbed the camera that particular time! © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.

Thousand Word Thursdays #148

It’s been a rewarding summer spent raising Monarch butterflies. Twenty butterflies have been born and released into my gardens. Five still to go! The absolute best part has been seeing Monarchs fly around my yard all the time. Check out these pics! Enjoy!   © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.