I never thought I’d own a yappy dog. But I do. When I encounter other dogs with their owners, I often hear, “That’s the yappy little dog that always barks at you.” Well, to be fair, Sophie rarely barks at them on the street. She prefers to bark safely from the top of the couch,… Continue reading Mystery Bell!
Cardinals in my backyard! © Rita Jacques 2021. Windsor, Ontario.
This is an updated re-blog on my neighbour, Rocco, who passed away last week from a heart attack. I admit it. When I’m overtired, I want be left alone in my garden. I’ve pretended not to notice Rocco (my elderly Italian neighbour) nearby when I’m busy weeding. He gave me several hydrangea plants two summers… Continue reading Hiding in the Hydrangeas
I’m re-posting this story as a tribute to my neighbour who recently succumbed to Covid. His name (Bob) is a pseudonym as is his wife’s name (Sandy). Bob struggled with dementia from Parkinson’s yet his love for his wife always shone. Rest in peace, my friend. The doorbell rang followed by frantic knocking. I expected… Continue reading Christmas Spirit
Cleome and cosmos. Beauty springing forth from cracks in the patio concrete. Backyard patio. Windsor, Ontario.
© Rita Jacques 2020 Windsor waterfront/Detroit skyline.
When I first began to rollerblade around the age of fifty, I had no fear. I loved to skate fast and feel a breeze around me. A couple of weeks after I acquired my new skates, I accompanied my hubby on his business trip to Chicago. Chicago boasts incredibly scenic lakefront trails. I set forth,… Continue reading Learning to Stop!
Gardeners are odd people. According to non-gardeners, anyways. But, what do they know? Gardeners consider themselves driven, nature-loving and caring people. Let me give you an example or two. Non-gardeners will shake their heads like I’m indeed odd. Yet, I believe the gardeners will give me an understanding nod. About two weeks ago, I realized… Continue reading Because I’m A Gardener…
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
© Rita Jacques 2020. My front yard. Staying home, staying safe! Gardening and photography are still allowed:)