End of July #BookReviews Part 1- #Reading @danniowenjones @jaxandwillsmum @supermegawoman @JanSikes3


This week it's my daughter's *** birthday! It seems like yesterday that I was teaching her to walk and now she's a mother with an almost-grown son of her own. Where does the time go? This is one of my favorite pictures of her as a baby- isn't she cute? 🙂 I've read a couple … Continue reading End of July #BookReviews Part 1- #Reading @danniowenjones @jaxandwillsmum @supermegawoman @JanSikes3

When Dreams Come True- #followyourdreams #inspiration


Photo by Pascal Renet on Pexels.com Ever since my daughter was a young child- maybe five- she started talking about studying marine animals to save their environment. We smiled, bought her books on sea creatures, and thought it was sweet how much she cared about the ocean. Brandy and her older cousin, Janna The years … Continue reading When Dreams Come True- #followyourdreams #inspiration

Four Decades of #love- It’s Our #Anniversary


Photo by George Dolgikh @ Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com DH and I have been together for forty years- hard to believe! We met July 9, 1982, on his eighteenth birthday. It was also our high school's graduation party. There was a huge after-dance party out at a friend's farm with at least half of the grads … Continue reading Four Decades of #love- It’s Our #Anniversary

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 … Continue reading In the Pink- #SundayStills #PhotoChallenge

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 … Continue reading Floral Beauties in the Spring #Garden- #SundayStills

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 … Continue reading A #Memory Post for #SundayStills #Photography

Celebrating Spring with #FreebieFriday- #readingcommunity #BookDeals


Crocus I don't know about you but I'm ready for spring! It seems as though spring has found my little corner of the world. Crocuses are blooming and azaleas, bleeding hearts, hostas, cherry trees, and a variety of other plants are not far behind. Needless to say, this goes a long way to lifting my … Continue reading Celebrating Spring with #FreebieFriday- #readingcommunity #BookDeals

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 … Continue reading February 20 is #LoveYourPetDay #SundayStills

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. … Continue reading Amethyst, the color of Tranquility- #SundayStills #Photography

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 … Continue reading The Shades of Autumn- #SundayStills #Photography

#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 … Continue reading #SundayStills- In the Pink #Photography #Gardenlife

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 … Continue reading Enjoying the Outdoors- #SundayStills #Lifestyle

#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 … Continue reading #Autumn colors #SundayStills in the #PacificNorthwest

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 … Continue reading Geometry in Nature #SundayStills #photography

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 month-long … Continue reading For the Love of #Trees- #SundayStills #TreeSquare

Summertime Outdoor Fun- #SundayStills #Photography #Nature


The Sunday Still Challenge hosted by Terri Webster Schrandt is The Great Outdoors.

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 … Continue reading Coastal Sunsets- #SundayStills #photography

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 … Continue reading Shades of Pink- #SundayStills #FlowerPhotography

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 … Continue reading Shades of Gray- #SundayStills #PhotographyChallenge

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 … Continue reading National Pets and Kids Day- #SundayStills #BrightSquares #Photography