Not all daffodils are yellow. FOTD

Most of the daffodils in our garden are yellow but last fall I put in some bulbs of daffodils that are not entirely yellow and now they are here. I have seen several lovely photos of bright pink flowers posted by other bloggers. I am a bit late to the party but here is my…

What’s new?

I have seen new birds that I did not see all winter at our feeders. Here is a white crowned sparrow. This elegant little bird is a ground feeder and although they are supposed to be more rare in the East of North America I have seen as many as five at a time pecking…

What do you do for sore muscles?

I will explain at the end of this post why I am asking this. So, tell me, what do you do if you have sore muscles perhaps from too much gardening or too much of a gym workout? I think the answer depends on how important your body is too you. If you are an…

Three things we need to remember.

My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. Jack Layton former leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada Jack Layton said this before his death in 2011. He knew nothing of Covid or the Pandemic that was…

So Many Details. So Little Time.

Dressage is all about the details. There are an infinity of details that must be remembered and carried out. Focusing on the details is the Lens Artists challenge this week given to us by Patti. This is a tough one for me as my dressage life is all about details. Endless details! But how can…

The Changing Seasons

Just after Christmas I went out with Biasini to the forest trails. There was about a foot of fresh snow. It was like riding through an Enchanted forest. Here is the Enchanted Forest in December And now here is the same trail in April. I have added a voice over thanks to the suggestion of…

Who Decides What is Covid “Essential”?

Essential . What does this mean? Here is the Oxford dictionary definition of Essential. 1 Adjective: absolutely necessary; extremely important: 2. Noun: a thing that is absolutely necessary But how does this definition apply during Covid? When Ontario went into a State of Emergency Lockdown big stores could only offer “essential” items for sale, all…

Have you read Black Beauty?

Kathleen Walker-Meikle’s book, The Horse Book, has some background on the well known book Black Beauty. I loved this book as a child and thought I could share what she says about it here. The novel Black Beauty was written by Ana Sewell ‘to induce kindness , sympathy and an understanding treatment of horses’. Sewell,…

I’m a Fan of Birdwatching!

This is my response to Jez’ I’m a Fan of … photo challenge. Information on the sparrows came from The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds. I have been recording all the birds I have seen at the feeders, each Saturday and Sunday, since December for the Birds Canada Winter Feederwatch project. Sadly…

Biasini Speaks: We’re playing “get the halter off”.

Hello Dear Humans! We had a day this week when it snowed! Yes! that was a shock for we horses. But I suspected it was going to be cold because Ma Leueen had put a warmer blanket on me the day before and when Therapy Person Lori put on my blanket for going out there…

How to Live like a Daffodil

Yesterday I posted about the sudden disappearance of our spring weather. The poor daffodils were weighed down with wet snow. In the afternoon the snow had gone but several of the daffodils’ stems had broken. I went out and cut them off short , put them in a small mug with water. Some were still…