Spotted this lovely couple while on the Ganatchio Trail. They appear there every summer, without fail, to my delight! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
I raised a Monarch butterfly from a caterpillar recently and now this lone Monarch hangs out with me in the garden. While I really have no idea if it’s the same butterfly or not, I consider it my “pet” butterfly. Kind of makes this gardener feel special!
Most Moms —and many Dads—have heard the familiar poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton. I‘ve just included a few lines here: Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Dishes are waiting and bills are past due Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo.` The shopping’s not done and there’s… Continue reading Summer Doesn’t Keep!
I hadn’t been out rollerblading this summer until yesterday. I was pleased to see a group of older gentlemen sitting in lawn chairs, just off my path, racing their radio-controlled sailboats. I’ve only seen them there twice before, once with sailboats and once with “ocean liners”! It was amusing to see the ducks had swam… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #89
Sophie caught in the act of stealing raspberries. My Bichapoo has been known to help herself to cherry tomatoes and even hot peppers. Well, she doesn’t exactly finish eating a whole pepper, mind you! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018.
Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!
Today’s a milestone day. Maybe, not so much for everyone, but I like to celebrate the milestones along the journey. To look at the Big Picture. Today is number 250. That sounds like a nice round number to be happy about, and so today, I’m going to celebrate. I haven’t given it much thought, but… Continue reading A Milestone Day!