Wednesday, May 29, 2013


I like the way these images of the wind have turned out.
I am linking this post with NF Abstract.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Flowering Almond

At the park, capturing the blossoms
against the morning sun
and the water...
capturing the light...
I am linking this post with NF Catching the Light.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Southside Park

I seldom walk this shore of the pond in Woodstock.
I was so impressed with the spring trees and their reflections, though.
I am linking this with NF Waters.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Grape Hyacinths

Grape hyacinths have to be my favourite
of the spring garden flowers.
To see more flowers from around the world, click the Today's Flowers icon to the right.

Friday, May 24, 2013


Most people think of purple violets
as being the only sort,
but that is not so.
There are at least 20 types in my book.
only a few in my yard, though.
I still have to crawl through the grass,
capturing each one...

Thursday, May 23, 2013


While my younger sister and I were poking about in the basement on the weekend,
she looked up in the rafters, and saw the collar and dogtag of Pedro, who worshipped my Dad.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


My Mom has buttercups blooming in the front yard.
These photos brought my total for the trip to more than 1500.
Now I have to edit them all...

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Home Again

Just to let you know that I am home again,
but very tired.
Last week was crazy -
Do you have...
Did you call...
Do you want...
I had a couple of days alone with my Mom,
and I would ask her what she wanted to do,
and she would say nothing,
so we would sit in the living room with our books.
I noticed she was not turning a lot of pages.
One day I came into the bedroom, and she had the bed covered with papers.
I asked if she was planning a new quilt, and she laughed.
No, she was looking for the papers the accountant was going to need.
I told her not to worry -
he should know by now that she would not be ready right away.
Mom is on her own in the house now, but there are people in Woodstock to check up on her regularly...
And I have dogs to walk, and a husband to feed...
Thank you again for all your prayers and your love!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Away For a While

I am going to be away for an indefinite period of time.
My father passed away last night,
and I am going to be with my mother, and will not have access to a computer.
He passed in his sleep, peacefully, thank God.
I thank you in advance for your prayers and kind thoughts.


My lilacs are starting to bloom.
I love the way the sun comes through the blossoms.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Blo-Ma.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hackberry Leaves

The camera decided it needed the flash, when I was trying to capture the early morning sun on the hackberry leaves.
I rather like the effect.
I am linking this with Nature Footstep Catching the Light.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Big Wind

We have been having heavy wind gusts
this afternoon.
The poor flowering crabapple in the front yard
has lost another couple of branches.
And the rest of it is not in very good health...


Ladysmantle always catches the raindrops,
but so do apple blossoms
and lilacs.
I especially love the lilacs,
which are just starting to bloom.
I am linking this post with both Today's Flowers

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Today was the first day of farmer's market,
and doesn't the fresh asparagus look delicious!!!
Guess what the dogs and I had for dinner!!
Silly husband doesn't know what he is missing!!
The dogs get the bottoms of the stalks...


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I'm a 50 something female set loose on the world with a camera.