Cumulus catch!

Have to confess — I am a cloud-watcher from way back!

Fortunately, I live in a house that is built on a hillside with a deck that overlooks  some beautiful trees and houses. Also, it provides an all-season view of clouds.

Storm clouds, cirrus, shelf clouds and many others come and go as the seasons pass.

Whether I see faces or animals outlined in the sky, I am particularly drawn to cumulus clouds in their various forms.

The sky is clear and blue today but I thought that I would share this photo that I took of  a cumulus cloud (on its way to cumulonimbus?) some time ago as I tried to capture a feathered frequent flyer. IMG_2273

Can you spot the bird? Identify this one, too? Please let me know in a comment below.

Have a great day!

SPRING BLOOMS!

There is something about the May sunshine that just seems to wake up all those buds and blooms. Following a night of storms and heavy rainfall, gardens are radiant in this area. These purple hyacinths are the highlight of my perennial garden at this time.

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Have a great week!

First blog post!

A fresh start…

Welcome to my readjusted blog: More words & pics!

Confused you might be as I have switched over from Blogger to WordPress after a few weeks of difficulties with the new platform.

Hope to continue blogging here again with a mix of commentaries and photos as the seasons roll by.

Back soon with a few more words & pics!

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SPRING BLOOMS!

POCKET A POEM OR TWO!

This week has a special focus with the celebration of National Poem in Your Pocket Day.

You will find many social media links to this particular festive day by typing in that title.

Thought I would share a poem that I wrote for my blog last year, as well.

It’s Poetry Month!

Poetry month, it is!

I realize that it is flying by so I thought that I would write a post or two to observe this month-long celebration.

Check local listings for poetry events in your area. 

After a major lull, this poet is getting back on track with a few recent publications that I have listed below:

  • Limerick on Laundry in Verse Afire May to Sept.2016 issue Vol.2 — this is just in print, not online but inspired by neighbour, Vera, who followed a tight schedule for laundry day..

Along with these updates, I am sharing a contribution for the weekly photo challenge which happens to be a focus on the days to come, 

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For this one, I am looking to see more of these in the near future!

INUKSHUKS — LAST STAND?

Sometimes, the greatest treasures are found close to home.

In southwestern Ontario, we are blessed with proximity to the Great Lakes, green forests, farms, cities, and a host of small towns and villages that do their best to survive and thrive in a challenging economy.
These places invite a visit or two, weather-permitting.

This week, Goderich was the port-of-call. Following a few days of stormy weather, Lake Huron‘s coastal waters were rather brown, unlike the beautiful blues & greens of the lake in summer; however, the waves were still mesmerizing to watch.

The town square has been rebuilt since a devastating tornado swept through and a variety of restaurants offer delicious food for hungry visitors. Interesting shops offer a variety of items for customers.

Most all, though, the lakeshore drew us to our favourite Great Lake. It was windy and cold but refreshing to walk along the boardwalk — truly a positive feature for the waterfront area.

It was easy to linger by the water but, eventually, it was time to leave.

Fortunately, before leaving, we caught a glimpse of a series of inukshuks, built by visitors to the lake. These rock structures are a wonder to see. Sadly, they are no more. You can find out about this story at this news link:  Goderich’s inukshuks demolished after woman falls while posing for photo

This photo that I took will keep them in my memory. Not sure if this treasure will be rebuilt but it was a great sight to see! 🙂


ICE, NOT SO NICE!

March is full of surprises! The recent ice storm is an example of the unpredictability of this month.
Although the trees and lawns are still covered with ice, it has been fortunate that hydro in this area is still working.

Thanks for all the hard work by hydro teams who are busy trying to restore the power in many areas.

2016 Scar on tree!
2016 Through a screen!

Many are gathering this weekend to celebrate with chocolate, fine foods and a lot of thanks for the many blessings in our lives. Best to all!