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?