This is Spring!

We have had some above average warm weather and the flowers are blooming . Here are some from our garden.Does anyone know what these little beauties are ? Here are two small tulips that were opened up to let in the sunlight. Here are the daffodils! They are looking out and saying ;“Hello World!” All…

The Boys are Showing Off!

I have had an entertaining time watching the antics at the bird feeder lately. The male birds are coming into their breeding season plumage. And they do look smart. The female remains a more subdued with just a small patch of color. Much better for being less visible when on the nest. The Goldfinch boys…

Geometry

Geometry! Not my favorite subject in school but this week Patti has given us the Lens-Artists Challenge of Geometry. When I thought about it I realized that the discipline of Dressage has a lot of geometry in it. The dressage arena is a rectangle : 20 meters by 60 meters. At the lower test levels…

FOTD Crocus!

This morning I awoke to a skiffer of snow on the ground and the temperature was below freezing. I felt pretty low about that. But the sun came out and this afternoon look what I saw on the south side of our house. Crocus! What a difference it made to see these lovely little flowers….

Who Needs a ‘Change of Scenery’?

With all the Covid lockdowns and restrictions, ad infinitum, ad nauseaum, I think many of us need a change of scenery. So when Wandering Dawgs , who is hosting this weeks Lens Artists challenge, chose Change Of Scenery as the challenge I was delighted. We have had some warmer weather and sunshine in the last…

Natural Light and the Vigilant Horse!

Here is a photo of the arena on cloudy day a few weeks ago. Here is a sunny day. One of the nice things about this arena is that large window with so much natural light coming in. Horses are highly vigilant. They are aware of even the smallest changes in their surroundings. This is…

My ‘Not a Flower’ FOTD

I know this is not a flower so why am I putting in to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge? Well, I hope Cee will accept this entry . This is a variegated grass that grows in our garden. It stands tall at the edge of the deck and it still stands tall, in its…

A ‘Soft’ Day or a Glass of Milk?

The weather Deities must have heard about this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge. Ann Christine gave us the challenge of “soft “. I did not think I had photos that would work for the soft challenge. But ….when I woke up this morning we had dense fog. It was 0 Celsius and 92% humidity according to our…

A Glimpse of Life from My Kitchen Window.

This past weekend I took part in the Great Backyard Bird Count. This is a world wide effort with thousands of people watching, identifying, counting, and reporting the birds they see. The final count is as follows: Species observed 6236 Completed checklists 302,400 World regions 253 Canada came in second place with 262 species observed…