Winter Wednesday

Late afternoon. The horses are all in from the paddocks. Inside the barn they are warm and cozy. They have had their dinners and are munching their hay, settling in for the night. Winter has arrived.

Now for Something Completely Different!

Dressage. This is a graceful sport with horses and riders appearing to glide through movements like dancers. But Hockey is a very different matter. Last weekend we went to see a live hockey game in Belleville . Our daughter, Breanne, is the V.P. of Sales and Marketing for the Belleville Senators team. This is a…

Rienzi …. American Civil War Hero

Originally posted on HorseAddict:
Colonel Phil Sheridan first saw the black gelding in Rienzi,  Mississippi and named him after the town.  He rode him for the next three years through 45 engagements including 19 pitched battles and two cavalry raids. On October 19, 1864 Sheridan and Rienzi had galloped south from Winchester toward the sound of…

Do you ‘know better’?

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” Maya Angelou “Doing our best is an active thing, and so is knowing better. We don’t show up and then wait to magically know better. We listen hard so we can know better next time. We seek out teachers…

Thanksgiving!

Our Grandson had his 7th Birthday this past weekend. Here in Canada it is Thanksgiving long weekend . Our daughter, Breanne, who is the marketing manager for the Belleville Sens AHL ( American Hockey League) team organized a party for him at the Sunday afternoon game. This is a preseason game and with Covid restrictions…

I am Celebrating 72 years!

June 9th, 2021, is my 72nd Birthday and I am celebrating it! I am delighted to have attained this age because 21 years ago I was not sure I would see even one year more. But I survived that major health challenge and I am still here. I have thought about my age and here…

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…

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…

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…

The Weather Gods are Laughing!

This morning our 6 year old Grandson woke his parents at 6:15 am . “Guess what ? Mom,,,Dad,… There’s SNOW.” Well at his age this may be exciting but it is April 21st ! This is Spring’s little joke. The birds were not too happy about it and neither were the daffodils. Here are some…