Blossoms on trees are a part of spring we all love. You may be surprised at how quickly they appear. And, should a severe storm take place–disappear! In the beginning, new growth on the apple tree’s branches burst forth. The leaves had been damaged from a hard-hitting frost. Four days later, buds were plentiful. Three… Continue reading Apple Blossoms!
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.
The road started out looking just fine— but once you rounded the corner it was pretty easy to see why the road alongside the beach was closed this summer! My hubby, Guy was a great sport to pose at the edge. I was a little nervous myself stepping close to the brink myself to capture… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #147
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!
Just a beautiful wildflower I saw at Wheatley Provincial Park. I have no idea of its name but it’s tiny and beautiful! © Rita Jacques 2019 Wheatley, Ontario.
My priest told this joke during his sermon — A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday. She told him she’d like to be six again. He thought it over and came up with a wonderful fun-filled day for a six-year-old. He brought his beloved to an amusement park where they went… Continue reading Are You Listening?
Things you don’t expect to find in a conservation area . . . an old-fashioned drinking fountain and a big blue chair! That’s me sitting in it! Things you do expect to find–a dock– and a peaceful place to have a picnic! Enjoy these lazy days of summer, my friends! © Rita Jacques 2019 C.M.Wilson… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #144
Funny how tiger lilies flourish better in ditches than in gardens. © Rita Jacques 2019 Charing Cross, Ontario.
Four baby caterpillars had evolved into chrysalises recently in our home. So far this week, three have become Monarch butterflies. Thought I would share a few pics of their incredible development. The miracle of life! © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.
Well, today, I finally discovered what kind of wild critter was eating my sunflower plants. My bichapoo, Sophie! She puts a paw up on a branch to draw it closer to her, and chews the leaves. Non-toxic and a source of Omega 3’s–well, the omega’s are in the seeds but apparently, dogs like to eat… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #139