These purple coneflower–or echinacea–photos were taken about a month ago. I credit my husband for the best pics. Neither of us can actually remember who grabbed the camera that particular time! © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.
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
Just a quick phone pic on my way into the Chatham courthouse. I was struck by how the bold weeds were free to grow among the beautiful tulips. Like the weeds of society mingling with the good people in the courthouse, until tended by a master gardener. “Flowers grow out of love and kindness. … Continue reading Thousand Word Thursdays #132
Anticipation! After several days of rain, the tulips in my gardens shot up tall. Just waiting for them to open. Good things come to those who wait! © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.
Everyone in our neighbourhood received a letter last fall informing us that fibre optic cable for high-speed internet would be installed sometime in the future. We had to give consent before our lawns would be dug up for its installation. Of course, I agreed but I added to my reply email, “Please don’t dig up… Continue reading In My Path!
Oh, I had big plans for today! I planned to give my home a thorough spring cleaning, so it looked straight out of the pages of a magazine. I planned to pay the bills and organize the little stacks of paper cluttering the kitchen table, the dining room table, and my desk. My growing stack… Continue reading Good for the Soul!
Happiness is spotting the first flowers blooming in the garden. Spring is here! © Rita Jacques 2019 Windsor, Ontario.
The other day was a rotten day. A no-good, negative, lousy day. A day where situations came at me with no warning and knocked the wind right out of my sails. Try as I might, it took most of the day before my “ship” was once more afloat and not taking on more water. So,… Continue reading Creating Happiness…for Others
My elderly Italian neighbour hollered out from her opened basement window. She had noticed me on my back patio, cleaning up the dead summer flowers. “What are you doing in the freezing cold, Rita? Picking the frozen grapes?” I laughed and teased her, “Yes, I was thinking of making ice wine.” To tell you the… Continue reading Forbidden Fruit!
Monarch playing hide-and-seek in a Rose of Sharon bloom! Windsor, Ontario. © Rita Jacques 2018