In the Pink- #SundayStills #PhotoChallenge


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is one I couldn’t resist- PINK! You can check out Terri Webster Schrandt’s post and join the challenge here. We’re having a cool start to summer here in the Pacific Northwest, but the plants are loving the weather. My garden has exploded into a jungle! lol Pink is one of…

Floral Beauties in the Spring #Garden- #SundayStills


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge on Terri Webster Scrandt’s excellent blog is one I couldn’t resist- Spring Flora & Fauna! Vancouver Island is blessed with a temperate climate and is one of the few places in Canada that seldom sees snow. We live on the southern tip of the island with a zone 9b. Compared…

A #Memory Post for #SundayStills #Photography


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is all about taking a trip down memory lane. I hope you enjoy my journey. We took a summer vacation back in 2012 to the province that was to become our home. This is a mini golf course we checked out. Our grandson- the showman 🙂 The greatest legacy one…

February 20 is #LoveYourPetDay #SundayStills


This week’s Sunday Stills challenge theme is ‘Love Your Pet.’ See more responses on Terri Webster Schrandt’s blog here. Pets are a staple in nine out of ten households, and while dogs and cats are popular choices many families cherish a variety of other creatures such as chickens, llamas, bunnies, birds, gerbils, and even mice! Above…

Amethyst, the color of Tranquility- #SundayStills #Photography


Amethyst (purple quartz) carries a tremendous amount of spiritual and metaphysical power. According to crystal healing experts, it emits a high vibration, infusing it with divine energy for purification, wisdom, balance, and tranquility. Attribution Link: https://eragem.com/news/amethyst-symbolism-meaning/ Most appropriate to those who wear amethyst as their birthstone, this gorgeous purple quartz remains closely associated with St. Valentine….

My 2021 #Writing and #Reading Wrap-up


That’s my inner wild child above. In reality, we were tucked away between the covers by 9pm, lol I’ve seen a few wrap-up posts around the blogging sphere and thought it would be a good idea to do the same- maybe it will motivate me for 2022! Writing Wrap-up It was a middle of the…

The Shades of Autumn- #SundayStills #Photography


Autumn is as rich and mellow as fine wine, so it’s fitting this week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is ‘Ruby Wine’. I received a new iPhone 13 Pro this month and have been practicing with its many camera features. The photo above is one of our Japanese maples taken in portrait stage mode. “The leaves are…

#SundayStills- In the Pink #Photography #Gardenlife


This week’s Sunday Stills photography challenge is focused on PINK. You can find out more on Terri Webster Schrandt’s blog here. I always called the plant above my Rose of Sharon, and only just recently learned it’s actually a variety of Azalea. Pink is one of my favorite shades in the garden, beginning with this…

Enjoying the Outdoors- #SundayStills #Lifestyle


The Sunday Stills Challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt is sports and hobbies this week. You can join the challenge here. Being Canadian, hockey stands out as one of our favorite sport activities. From Wikipedia The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor game was played on March…

#Autumn colors #SundayStills in the #PacificNorthwest


Autumn has arrived in the Pacific Northwest- my favorite time of the year! This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is Signs of Autumn. You can see her wonderful photos and join in here. The photo above is one of our maple trees. The leaves are picking up a leathery, worn look. I…

Geometry in Nature #SundayStills #photography


Terri Webster Schrandt gave us a challenge to find geometric angles in this week’s Sunday Stills. You can join in here. There are plenty of interesting shapes in the rocks and seed pods from a dandelion in the picture above. I think the universe is pure geometry – basically, a beautiful shape twisting around and…

For the Love of #Trees- #SundayStills #TreeSquare


“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is one near and dear to my heart- trees. You can join here. Becky B is also running a…

Coastal Sunsets- #SundayStills #photography


This Week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge is- Sunrise, Sunset. Visit Terri Webster Schrandt to Join in the Fun! I’m almost never up in time to catch a sunrise, but have witnessed some beautiful sunsets on Vancouver Island. Perfect happiness is a beautiful sunset, the giggle of a grandchild, the first snowfall. It’s the little things…

Shades of Pink- #SundayStills #FlowerPhotography


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge from Terri Webster Schrandt is PINK. You can see Terri’s photos and join in here. My garden is a riot of color right now, how is yours doing? The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed…

Shades of Gray- #SundayStills #PhotographyChallenge


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is the theme of GRAY. Stop by and check out Terri Webster Schrandt’s blog here to join in the challenge. May is full of bright, beautiful color in my part of the world, but it can be moody at times, as well. (Kind of like me, lol) The photo above…

National Pets and Kids Day- #SundayStills #BrightSquares #Photography


April 26th is National Pets and Kids Day and Terri Schrandt, the hostess of the Sunday Stills Challenge featured here, is celebrating! The photo above is my grandson with his Newfoundlander foster dog. He’s getting so big! (The kid and the dog, lol) Someone looks grumpy 🙂 Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines…

The Colors of Spring- #SundayStills #Photography


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is hosted by Marsha Ingrao on the Always Write blog. The theme is- Emerging. Visit Marsha to see her entries and join in the challenge here. The photo above was taken in the second week of March and was the first of the cherry blossoms. This is the tree now!…