Monday, November 9, 2020

Warm Weather

 It's exceptionally warm in my part of Canada. 

It was 70 degrees on Saturday, so we hiked along the river... 

...and watched the sunset on Lake Huron.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Clouds And A Critter 4


The lake is calling, and I must go

Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
Another beautiful day at the lake

Eastern Chipmunk
One of many resident chippies in the yard

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Peachy Beachy Keen

I get hubbers to take me to the lake as often as possible. I love to sit on the beach and watch the sun set. I have always enjoyed being at the beach, even more so now, because....

Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada

I am recovering from heart and aortic bypass surgery. It's a long arduous process. It's also painful. I have a 14 inch incision from my mid sternum to my pubic bone (I had 59 staples). I also have a gangrenous baby toe, (that will be amputated in the near future), and severe nerve damage to both feet,(that will never go away), as a result of the blood supply being cut off from my hips down, when my aorta was totally blocked. 

Being at the lake, soothes my soul, and banishes my anxiety. I truly believe the atmosphere and energy helps my body heal., isn't that a gorgeous sight!

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  Skywatch Friday

Monday, October 5, 2020


Last weekend was my first trip out of the house since my surgery on August 7th. We drove to the lake of course! It was a lovely sunny cool day.
Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
The water level is high and there is not much beach.

                                                                    Photo by Hubbers
Merfy and I enjoyed the scenery, and the sun on our faces. (, bright sunlight on your face when being photographed, is better than photoshop!I look like I did when I was 30! Not bad for a 64 year old fart!)

A lovely sunset to end a very enjoyable day.

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                                                                     Our World Tuesday

                                                                         Skywatch Friday


Thursday, September 24, 2020



"No dark cloud can forever prevent the sun from shining!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan 


Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada (August 2020)

On August 7th, I had emergency surgery,
 (aortoiliac endarterectomy aka aortofemoral bypass) saved my life.

I am recovering. 

(Details to follow in a later post)

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020


I'm having some health issues, 
so I won't be posting for a while.

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Random Snaps

I am still staying at home,
 due to horrifically hot humid weather, and Covid

On the birdfeeder
Male Baltimore Oriole

On a flower
Monarch Butterfly

On the fence
A wet squirrel

On my easel
For Mom (they were her favourite flower)
(Acrylic on canvas)

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Clouds and a Critter - 3

"A sunset paints the sky as if there were no tomorrow."
 Anthony T. Hincks

Lake Huron 
Ontario, Canada

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Leopard Frog


Monday, July 20, 2020

Down By The River

With above average temperatures again, 
not much is going on in my world. 
A short walk along the river was managable.

Do you see me?
Leopard Frog

A flyby
Great Blue Heron

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Clouds And A Critter- 2

Everything that's lovely is but a brief, dreamy kind of delight     
William Butler Yeats

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Guess who?
One of our many resident chipmunks


Monday, July 13, 2020

Hot & Humid Days In July

It's been so hot here for the last week,
 (35-42C which is 93-106F), 
that I haven't gone out of the house!

I took a couple of pics through the window.

Male Goldfinch

The resident Cottontail

I have air conditioning in my studio, so... I painted this.

"The Fanciful Dragonfly"
(Acrylic on canvas}

Friday, July 10, 2020

Shades of Blue

“Blue color is everlastingly appointed by the deity
 to be a source of delight.” John Ruskin

Farmland turbines on the way to the lake.

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 A gull on the lake.


Monday, July 6, 2020

Leftovers Again

I haven't been travelling very far from home. A trip to the grocery store, and a meander down the aisles of my favourite art supply store, (resulting in major acquisitions). So, I am sharing some photos of what's been going on in my yard the past week.

A bromeliad
waiting to get planted.

A cottontail rabbit relaxing.

A chipmunk scrounging.

A Redwing Blackbird,

and a male Baltimore Oriole

Thursday, July 2, 2020

At The Pond

How sweet to be a cloud. Floating in the blue.
A.A. Milne

Spettigue Pond
Westminister Ponds ESA, London, Ontario
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Green Frog


Monday, June 29, 2020

Leftovers -Around The Yard

Some leftover shots from around the yard.

My favourite "wildflower". 
Most people think of dandelions as weeds, 
but I think of them as flower food for bees.

A pretty in pink bachelor button.

Nirbert, one of my garden gnomes got a new paint job!

You are never too old to blow bubbles...then take a picture of one!

A Blue Jay, keeping an eye on...

The yard guard, my dog Merfy.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Sky and Fly

The sky is the ultimate art gallery just above us
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lake Huron, Ontario
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Monarch Butterfly


Monday, June 22, 2020

Duck Shoot

A Mallard duck photo shoot at the lake.
I love ducks, they always look so happy

Male and female juvenile ducks look a lot like adult females.

Beak colour is the most reliable way to sex juvenile mallards. Males have greenish-yellow bills, while females sport orange bills with black splotches.