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…

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….

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…

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!…

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…

Are you twitterpated? #springishere #Romance #mgtab


Spring is here and love is in the air! I love this time of year. Everywhere you look there are signs of romance. Hundreds of birds wake me in the morning with their songs and hummingbirds perform death-defying spirals during their mating rituals. My pets are full of energy and race around the house, practically…

Singing in the Rain #Inspiration #amwriting #Globalwarming


It’s raining! I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes. It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon…

I Can See You Now #inspiration #amwriting #MFRWauthor


Did you ever wonder how authors manage to visit all the places in the world they write so eloquently about? Believe me, if I could travel to exotic locales I would (not so sure about different worlds though!), but most of us have to make do with researching the areas we’re interested in placing our…

Spring is here


The sounds of birds singing and the cheerful conversations of my neighbours out enjoying the sunshine heralded the passing of the long winter season. Some, such as my six year old grandson, will miss it for all the great winter sports such as hockey, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, and skating. As for myself, this was my…