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!

A Nutty Tale!

I paid little attention to the older man as I laced up my inline skates, in the parking lot adjacent to the Ganatchio Trail. I’m pretty slow at it.  If I’d been in figure skating or hockey as a youth, I’d probably be saving time these days. I timed it once…it takes me six minutes.… Continue reading A Nutty Tale!