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…

Lest We Forget- #RemembranceDay #Canada


In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,    That mark our place; and in the sky    The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days agoWe lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,    Loved and were loved, and now…

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…

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…

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…

Garden #Perspectives- #SundayStills


This week’s Sunday Stills challenge is all about perspectives as chosen by Terri Webster Schrandt. You can see her photos and join the challenge here. I’ve squared all the photos for my entry for Becky’s for July Square Perspectives challenge. We’re spending most of our day out in the garden, so I thought I’d share some of…

Celebrating Earth Day, April 22- #SundayStills #Nature


It’s almost Earth Day! What do you do to celebrate this beautiful world we inhabit? Terri Webster Schrandt posted some great ideas on how to help and heal the earth on this week’s challenge- Sunday Stills. You can see her photos or join in the challenge here. It is vitally important, now more than ever,…

Positivity- #SundayStills #Photography


Lifting the spirits with positivity- Sunday Stills Challenge Terri Webster Schrandt chose a wonderful theme for this week’s challenge- what lifts your spirits? You can view Terri’s photos or join the challenge here. Number one on my list of things to lift my spirits would have to go to my grandson. He’s truly the light…

Find Joy- Favorite Places #SundayStills #Photography


Find Joy however you can Many of us are scared of what is going on in the world and frustrated with the restrictions this unseen enemy has placed upon our lives. But I challenge you to go through your photos and find the places, or things, that bring you joy. Soak up that feeling and…

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…