I never thought I’d own a yappy dog. But I do. When I encounter other dogs with their owners, I often hear, “That’s the yappy little dog that always barks at you.” Well, to be fair, Sophie rarely barks at them on the street. She prefers to bark safely from the top of the couch,… Continue reading Mystery Bell!
Nothing like a crocus to signal spring is here! My garden in Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2021
Posting a day early to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Interesting thing about shamrock leaves is that they fold up in low light and the club-like leaves turn to spades. © Rita Jacques 2021 Windsor, Ontario.
Cardinals in my backyard! © Rita Jacques 2021. Windsor, Ontario.
This is an updated re-blog on my neighbour, Rocco, who passed away last week from a heart attack. I admit it. When I’m overtired, I want be left alone in my garden. I’ve pretended not to notice Rocco (my elderly Italian neighbour) nearby when I’m busy weeding. He gave me several hydrangea plants two summers… Continue reading Hiding in the Hydrangeas
I’m re-posting this story as a tribute to my neighbour who recently succumbed to Covid. His name (Bob) is a pseudonym as is his wife’s name (Sandy). Bob struggled with dementia from Parkinson’s yet his love for his wife always shone. Rest in peace, my friend. The doorbell rang followed by frantic knocking. I expected… Continue reading Christmas Spirit
Backyard birdies! © Rita Jacques 2021. Windsor, Ontario.
© Rita Jacques 2021 Winter garden and my gardening snowman! Windsor, Ontario.
© Rita Jacques 2021 Cardinal in the backyard and cardinal pair in the front yard. They’re staying home with me in lockdown, yay!
Time passes differently with a puzzle piece in your hand. It’s true. I lose total track of time while puzzling. That’s what I call it when I work on a puzzle. Every Christmas I receive a puzzle as a present. I must’ve have been a very good person last year because Santa gifted me with… Continue reading The Old General Store