Forbidden Fruit!

My elderly Italian neighbour hollered out from her opened basement window. She had noticed me on my back patio, cleaning up the dead summer flowers. “What are you doing in the freezing cold, Rita? Picking the frozen grapes?” I laughed and teased her, “Yes, I was thinking of making ice wine.” To tell you the… Continue reading Forbidden Fruit!

Crown of Thorns… or Glory!

“You’re throwing that out? I’ll take it!” I could hardly believe myself. For the past two days, I’d been playing Tetris with my houseplants, trying to create room in the house for them as well as for the people who live here! The problem stems from taking the houseplants outside for the summer—where they grew… Continue reading Crown of Thorns… or Glory!

Thousand Word Thursdays #106

This is a very poignant display, the Flags of Remembrance, along the Windsor waterfront. There are 128 flags representing 128,000 Canadian military and RCMP dead and missing in action from the Boer War to the present. If you are in the area, check it out! © Rita Jacques 2018.

Thousand Word Thursdays #102

I planted a package of lemon cosmos flower seeds in the spring. This week, I discovered the first flowers from my efforts…one tough plant popped up from a crack in the backyard patio concrete. The only plant to bloom. Bloom where you’re planted…or not! © Rita Jacques 2018.  

A Yard Sale Adventure!

While I’ve always enjoyed discovering new treasures at yard sales, an early spring experience was like no other. I’d pulled up to the home with the miniature Yard Sale sign. No treasures lined the driveway, however two people perused items in a tiny portion of the garage. Nothing was ticketed with a price. A plus-sized… Continue reading A Yard Sale Adventure!