Yay! I did it! After years of pushing my manuscript to the backburner, I took the plunge and moved forward. My first book, My Own Calcutta, was recently published on Amazon. Let me share with you the storyline… It’s November 2013. As Rita Jacques hears that a typhoon has devastated the Philippines, she’s once again… Continue reading My Own Calcutta: A Year of Living Generously
My daughter, Giselle, was once asked, “Why is your mother baking muffins at midnight?” Giselle shrugged her shoulders, and answered, “I dunno. She just always bakes at that time.” Maybe it’s because I worked midnights for decades that I still get a burst of energy at that time. Or maybe I’m simply craving muffins!… Continue reading Life is Lumpy!
Hopeful: a blossom appearing on a strawberry plant in mid-November! Copyright © 2021 Rita Jacques
Slim pickings but there are still a few blooms in the garden. Treasuring them! Copyright © 2021 Rita Jacques
Today’s photos aren’t outstanding by any stretch of the imagination, but there’s a special sentiment behind my pics. In early spring, my 94-year-old mother asked if I was planting anything new this year. I told Mom I was, indeed. I had started Canary Bird Vine seeds indoors with the hope they would survive the transition… Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #211
Tulip time! My garden in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2021.
Unexpected April snowfall! My gardens in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2021.
Something odd happened last week. As I stepped outside onto the front porch, I spotted a middle-aged woman photographing my forsythia bush. I didn’t think that out of the ordinary as the forsythia is definitely worthy of catching a photographer’s eye. What was unusual was the woman happened to be clutching an armful of forsythia… Continue reading Love of Flowers or Plant Addiction?
Spring is here! My garden in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2021.
Yellow, yellow everywhere! Springtime in my garden in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2021.