Cardinals in my backyard! © Rita Jacques 2021. Windsor, Ontario.
© Rita Jacques 2021 Cardinal in the backyard and cardinal pair in the front yard. They’re staying home with me in lockdown, yay!
I’ve lived in my home for over twenty years but rarely spotted a cardinal in our yard. Things changed nearly four years ago . . . after Dad passed away. The day after Dad’s death, I could hear the sweet chirping of a bird as I mowed the backyard. It was louder than the noise… Continue reading For You, Dad!
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
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
I could hear this fellow before I could see him, and then I took about eight blurred photos as he flew around my house. From the giant tree out front, to the grapevines , to the apple tree, and the he stayed atop a fence post to nibble on the berries of the Boston Ivy.… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #111
Do you ever wonder why something, or someone crosses your path? Is it by chance or is there some significance behind it? The other day, as I rollerbladed along the Ganatchio Trail, I noticed an older man up ahead. Even from the back, I recognized him by his gait. It was my neighbour, who has… Continue reading The Cosmos
Christmas= a gift of a puzzle. Step 1: Do the border. Step 2: Work on your favourite part of the puzzle. Step 3: Decide it’s okay for family members to help you with the rest. What’s your traditional Christmas gift?