What I’ve Learned in Nine Years of #Blogging #WritingCommunity


Nine years of blogging! The best thing I’ve learned from blogging is the sense of community. Bloggers come from all over the world and from different walks of life and are from a wide range of ethnic and religious backgrounds. I think that’s what makes each post uniquely entertaining and beneficial from a learning standpoint-…

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


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 attending. So many people, loud music, alcohol (the…

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…

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…

What’s For Dinner- Hearty Multi-Use Potato Soup #recipe #cooking


No, that’s not me. My kitchen never looks so neat and tidy! lol It’s been windy and rainy 🌧 here on Vancouver Island, which makes me crave warm, comforting foods like homemade soup. There’s really no comparison between do-it-yourself cooking and processed meals. While I do like to go out for breakfast with Momma, dinner…

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…

Counting my Blessings #Inspirational #Life


This holiday season I’m counting my blessings With so much craziness in the world, I’m finding it more important than ever to be grateful for what I have such as a relatively healthy family, food for our tummies, and a warm roof over our heads. There are many who lack these basic necessities, and there…

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…

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…

Giving my Cat Some Love- #SundayStills #photography


This week’s Sunday Stills Challenge is hosted on Marsha Ingrao’s beautiful #blog. Check it out and join in here. The photo above is our girl, Harley. She’s a 9 yr. old calico with attitude 🙂 In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this. Terry Pratchett We’ve taken her walking on…

Visiting #CanadaBeaches- #SundayStills


Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Cathy Ryan from Picture This is hosting the #SundayStills challenge while Terri Webster Shrandt is away. This week’s theme- beautiful beaches. You can join the challenge here. Whether stormy or calm, the beach near our home is fascinating. Logs from the mills up island drift with the currents and land on…

Pacific Northwest- #SundayStills #Photography


This week, Terri Webster Schrandt gives us the challenge of showing our state/provincial symbols on #SundayStills You can join the challenge here. From the Spirit Bear to towering cedars, British Columbia is a land of beauty and mystery. Share some of your favorites- we’d love to see them 🙂

February is National #Bird Feeding Month #Nature #SundayStills


Since moving to the west coast, DH and I have quickly become avid bird watchers. Being in Canada, we know how important it is to have food out for our feathered friends, but I hadn’t realized February was National Bird Feeding Month! Check out Terri Schrandt’s interesting #blog to learn more and to participate in…