The flowers knew it was coming!

Last Saturday, May 21, started off so pleasantly. The sun was shining and there was no sign of what was to come. But then I looked down at the aquilegia ( columbine) . All their little heads were turned down. At around 1pm our phones began to shriek an alert. Severe weather Take shelter immediately!…

STORM !

Yesterday around 1pm we had a major storm come through . Winds were up to 120kph. Trees came down and took power lines with them. A tornado sliced through a town near us and the Township has declared a state of emergency. Our power went off around 1:30 pm. It is still out now more…

A Family Weekend!

I enjoy the weekend coffee shares of some of the bloggers I follow. So when we spent a day with our daughter and her family last Sunday I thought I could share it and invite you for a coffee or tea ! Our daughter lives about two hours away from us so we left Sunday…

Clouds.

Do these clouds foretell a change in the weather ? I took these photos in the afternoon. Now it is sundown,but so far, no thunder and no rain. Perhaps tomorrow? The sun and the blue sky and warm temperature are all nice but those clouds….disquieting.

April 18 an important anniversary! 22 Years and Counting!

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” John Lennon Tomorrow, April 18,is an important anniversary for me. On April 18, 2000. I did not know that quote from John Lennon when they were wheeling me into the OR at Mt. Sinai hospital for seven hours of surgery…

Integrity

I was holdng a can of Seagram’s Ginger Ale in my hand when I noticed it had a strange looking somewhat mythical horse on the side and beneath it the word: Integrity Integrity? How could that apply to a horse? I looked up the definition. Integrity, noun “the quality of being honest and having strong…

The Indomitable Human Spirit.

“The difficult is hard, the impossible just a little harder.“ This is a quote of Marcus Wertheim. I read this in the book by Jane Goodall and Douglas Abrams “The Book of Hope”. One chapter is devoted to the indomitable human spirit. This is one of Goodall’s reasons for thinking that we can have hope…

Six Years with WordPress!

I have had a grand time blogging. I have met interesting fellow bloggers on the other side of the world that I would never have known in my routine life. I marvel at poets and photographers who show us a different way of looking at the world. Keeping up with Horseaddict has kept me busy…

What do you expect me to do?

“War is at the doorstep. What do you expect me to do?” This is prompt #219 from Reena’s Xploration Challenge. Reena has chosen a challenge that is very timely with the horrific situation in Ukraine. My son knows people who live in Kyiv. He tells me they are ordinary working people who go out to…