Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lean on me

Have you asked for help recently?  It can be hard to do. Especially if you are used to looking after yourself.

These monarch butterflies emerged within an hour of each other.

It was a cloudy day. They waited together for their wings to dry, from morning until dusk. Then they disappeared into the sky, separately. 
I love my alone time...

...but together is good too. 

Last week on our walk we saw this...

Give if you can.
Ask if you can't.
 It's all love.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Look and see

I don't know about you, by life has gotten pretty complicated for me, lately.  So I've been looking for the simple, beautiful things that come my way.

 Ruby LOVES the sprinkler!

The sprinkler brought me these...

 and these...

The zinnias brought me this visitor...

The sky is always 
there, even if I have forgotten to look up.

I wonder what will come today...

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Lily, Ruby and I have been walking a lot lately.  It has been so unbearably hot, that most of the time we walk in the late afternoon or evening.

Something interesting has been happening on our walks.  Have you ever heard the same song several times in one day, in different places?  Well, we have been followed, not by a song, but a colour...

Did you notice it? It started off in small ways. I liked the moss on this tree trunk so I took a photo of it.

 Then I saw this...

These were the first snapdragon to open in the park.

I was starting to wonder what was going on. Once we got back home, I had a look at the echinacea in my own garden.

This one is called "Milkshake"! I feel happy every time I look at them!
It was sooooo hot, we all needed a cool drink.  I decided to keep with the them and have this...

So, what was going on that day?  What was Yellow trying to tell me?  I think it was sending me joy and hope.  It was whispering "Life is a gift! Celebrate what you have! Have FUN!".  Sometimes its hard to hear whispers of happiness.  I am trying to listen more carefully.

After the heat and excercise, it was time for a rest!

Even naps are golden!

Have a Yellow day, friends!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Last weekend I went with some friends to a very special place...

...where sheep may safely graze. Isn't this peaceful?

No matter where or when you live, there is always work to be done,,,

... but I am getting better at taking time for myself.

 So go ahead!  Stop working, find a quiet spot, and breathe.

Have a happy day!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Today's post is for my dear friend, Lisa Mo. She is sunny, beautiful, strong, open-hearted, and funny. On cloudy days, she has helped me remember that sunlight is on its way. Merci beaucoup, Lisa Mo! Ce pissenlit est pour toi!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


It has been a long time since I created a new post.  I had to simplify my life for a while, but now I`m ready to take a little time now and again to keep a collection of things that ask me to take their picture. And of course, Lily will be here with me!

One morning, we found this at the park...

and this...

It was interesting because I had been thinking a lot about family on that day.  By just being part of a family we make a promise to love each other, no matter what might fall from the sky. Actually, it`s not even a promise. We just do it. 

Recently, our family got a little bigger.

This is one of her quieter moments!  Ruby has brought a lot of joy and
spirit into our home.  Oh, and maybe a little more work. We are working on the double leash walking thing, so I won`t be able to take many pictures walking with Lily AND Ruby!  But the idea of this blog was originally to be a visual journal, so that`s what it will continue to be.

These ferns came up in the garden not too long ago...

They were practically singing as they uncurled!
 ``Time to wake up, time to reach out, time to GROW!``
So that`s what I plan to do.

Ruby is ready. Are you?