Blossoms on trees are a part of spring we all love. You may be surprised at how quickly they appear. And, should a severe storm take place–disappear! In the beginning, new growth on the apple tree’s branches burst forth. The leaves had been damaged from a hard-hitting frost. Four days later, buds were plentiful. Three… Continue reading Apple Blossoms!
Thousand Word Thursday #154
Even Mr. Bones consults the instructions for 3D puzzles! © Rita Jacques 2019
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
Friday Fun Day #2
Just having fun with edits…you can’t take things too seriously! It’s Friday! This is the original shot, taken as a passenger from a moving car. My hubby did slow down for me:) I keep an eye on this sinking shed as I drive by it about once a week, watching it become more and more… Continue reading Friday Fun Day #2
Cheaper by the Dozen!
“Don’t buy me roses for Valentine’s Day, babe! The prices are so jacked up that it’s just not worth it!” How many of you have uttered similar words? I said just that to my husband, Guy. I meant it because it’s true. Roses are costly in mid-February. Nonetheless, I was secretly delighted Guy didn’t honour… Continue reading Cheaper by the Dozen!
Love and Cameras!
Well, we’re nearing that mushy holiday—Valentine’s Day! When boyfriends and husbands dash out to buy chocolate, flowers or, perhaps jewelry in hopes of pleasing their loved one. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s way too much pressure on men. Makes me glad I’m a woman. I usually give my husband, Guy, some… Continue reading Love and Cameras!
Impulsive Online Shopping!
Well, it happened. I was lured by a Facebook ad. Yup, I made an impulsive purchase. It was late at night when I thought I’d check Facebook one last time. I spotted an ad for vintage Christmas dresses. Not second-hand dresses, but dresses with an old-fashioned appeal to them. They were bright and colourful and… Continue reading Impulsive Online Shopping!
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!
A Prayer Heard
My Mom was distraught. Her hearing aid was missing. Yup. The newly upgraded edition that had involved several trips to the hearing clinic. Mom had removed it earlier and placed it in her pocket. Werther’s candy wrappers happened to be in her pocket also. When the wrappers were tossed into the garbage, Mom thought the… Continue reading A Prayer Heard
A Tractor Tale
If it sounds too good to be true, well, maybe, one should hesitate a bit? I got scammed recently. Well, sort of…I think the man’s intentions were fine in the beginning but then, heck, I don’t know what happened. When I walked from my parked car to the homeless shelter where I volunteer weekly, I noticed… Continue reading A Tractor Tale