Smile Cookies!

I stood in line at Tim Horton’s in Chatham. In front of me was a couple in their forties. In front of them, and being served was an older gentleman. He was furious! He repeated his order to the young girl working at the cash register. A mature employee was working alongside her. The senior… Continue reading Smile Cookies!

Thousand Word Thursdays #140

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.

Thousand Word Thursdays #139

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

A Mother’s Love

Call it perfectionism, call it an impossible dream, or call me crazy, but I wanted the best for my daughter’s baby shower. It was the night before the awaited event. All the food was prepared, the prizes were wrapped, and the games were printed out. The bee-themed décor was tucked into boxes waiting to be… Continue reading A Mother’s Love

Photography Tips for Beginners!

The Rule of Thirds is something my husband and daughter spoke of after taking a photography course together. I wrongly assumed it just meant dividing a photo into thirds. I never realized it meant to visualize four lines dividing the photo into 9 squares, then positioning the focal point near a point of intersection.  On… Continue reading Photography Tips for Beginners!

In My Path!

Everyone in our neighbourhood received a letter last fall informing us that fibre optic cable for high-speed internet would be installed sometime in the future. We had to give consent before our lawns would be dug up for its installation. Of course, I agreed but I added to my reply email, “Please don’t dig up… Continue reading In My Path!