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
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!
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
Cleome and cosmos. Beauty springing forth from cracks in the patio concrete. Backyard patio. Windsor, Ontario.
© Rita Jacques 2020 Windsor waterfront/Detroit skyline.
When I first began to rollerblade around the age of fifty, I had no fear. I loved to skate fast and feel a breeze around me. A couple of weeks after I acquired my new skates, I accompanied my hubby on his business trip to Chicago. Chicago boasts incredibly scenic lakefront trails. I set forth,… Continue reading Learning to Stop!