this time of year is darkening every day a few less hours of light counting the blessings now is a good way to help us see why this time of year comes every year I have what I want but I wish for more so I breathe and smile until I hit the score of […]
When I went to check on the water trough levels the horses were standing together by a small boarded fence. It’s windy and no sign of the sun. They had just finished drinking up some water and then they stand looking at me. Now, granted I can usually tell HOW COLD IT IS OUTSIDE by […]
If you decide you are going to heal and you are finding what it takes to do that as time goes on do you waver about your personal power? to actually heal? do you want to heal? it is not for the weak of heart it is never smooth but sometimes it is. Distractions. Opinions. […]
How much fun I am going to have trying out different ideas for interesting photos? I am registered for an on-line photography class with Tracey Clark beginning Nov 10. I am anticipating good things and new ways to make the photos pop!
It’s about seeing the light? Sound familiar? Photography is all about capturing the light. It’s a few tricks to learn when night time photos are being taken. Understanding what the camera you have will do for you. My camera is a simulator camera which means my Nikon Coolpix B500 will do the work of shutter […]
I am finding out that to keep doing activities like horse back riding, swimming, hiking and travel, I need to be fit. This arena hubby set up for the horses is missing the multi-coloured swim noodles and orange pylons (traffic cones) that are stored away when not in use. He is preparing for obstacle course […]
October is at its end, and in the northern hemisphere, that often means the days are flush with falling leaves, chilling weather, and growing anticipation for the holiday season. The tenth month by our Gregorian calendar, October shares a root with octopus and octagon—the Latin octo and Greek okto, meaning “eight.” October is a very […]
I enjoy my travel day trips. Just musing through October. keeping my path clear Thanks for musing with me.
My foot is much improved and so I rode my horse this weekend. It is a thankful thanksgiving knowing I can get my foot back in the stirrup without pain. I was amazed really. These are pictures I took on my walk around our property. Horses are very interesting and honest animals. Expensive to keep […]
I lost a loved one 15 years ago. I realize that every time a memory appears that shows that I could have been a more thoughtful caring person at that time; Guess what shows up…. Guilt. If only I did this instead of that. Hindsight is 20/20 STOP. I created a boundary about memories of […]
Snow geese gatherings, that leave you thinking White noise? knowing when and where to rendezvous is knowing you have like-minded excited flocks to travel along the journey with. It is an exciting sound listening to the snow geese, reminds me of getting prepared for a flight, and know it is going to take you somewhere […]
Progressing…progressing….writing down the foods I eat all day for 7 days and the emotions that have presented itself are: bored/lonely, tired. I need more rest. I am discovering I need to focus on doing a better job of mundane household tasks. Listen to music more and use the Bose sound system to amplify. My journal […]
I’m in over my headI’m so unsettledis there a placethat can get me un-nettled?If so I need it now!Ah I know where I can go!to my quiet placeI feel free-er and authenticin this thinking spot of mineI’m in some treesalong a lonely roadI have something on me to take a snapshotwho knows how it will […]
I write in the mornings. In a lined blank note pad. I write about meal planning and now I am writing about what I am eating throughout the day. I am writing (righting) my nutrition. My journal is full of eating carbs with a little greens thrown in. Meal planning is preparation ahead of time. […]
How many will bloom? I clipped this cluster off my Morden Centennial red rose bush hoping they will all bloom?
On the calendar it is fall now and I am going through my photos and joyfully blogging nature’s planted garden subjects of summer 2019. With fall, or the fancy name is “Autumn”, I start to change in myself as I watch the colour of leaves change and fall and the hot and then cool nights […]
pure all varieties keep my interest a colour that is clean and clear and holds its own is stunning white leads the way when there is no light they say it is a neutral color yes, true, white is lightness crisp perfect fresh
I had a blast getting these shots! It breaks up the long travel time and it seemed I got to my destination in a jiffy. Some of these photos were taken during my search for a “powder room” (wink)!
I drive past this spot all the time and I finally stopped and found out what this body of water is all about. I mean it had a plaque created for it. I found it to be an interesting lake. What this point of interest plaque says is: Points of Interest are worth checking out. […]
I finally took the photo. The old car on the intersection that just sits there for eternity. Was it put here for a marker? It sits on an intersection secondary road to a provincial park. I just want to take a can of metal spray paint and make it a different colour like a solid […]
Well, it is messy It is scary You are out on a deserted island I (you) are the only one this has happened to I have to share and tell people what happened I can’t let anyone know my life is crumbling Who can help me? It is such a messy journey getting the right […]
The journey of the past 15 years of grief and moving to a new city I needed to find a get-away or release. I wouldn’t put my art into a show or sell it. It can tell a story of the stages I have been at because my art is just manifestations. Which means? I […]
Our acreage is surrounded with the buzz of farm life.
Almost a rhyme! A foot massage like no other today in the beautiful sands at Good Spirit Lake. Walking in deep sand and wet sand in cool water is the best treatment for wounded feet. My foot has a Morton’s Neuroma and that is a pinched nerve in the ball of my foot. Any therapist […]
I took these the other day on my acreage walk. I take all my photos with a Nikon Cool Pix B500.
My folks turned 90 and are still doing pretty ‘dang’ good. Missing from our family are 2 nieces and my sister-in-law. This was a quick get together and fast food saved the day. Houston Pizza provided the food of lasagne, ham and pineapple pizza and pepperoni pizza, ribs, ceaser salad and garlic toast (my favourite) […]
we walk on two feet not like a four foot animal we show our chests we use our hands, not like feet proud and alert to be day after day we move forward so be proud and colourful graceful and smooth you do not need to conquer just move and be aware!
Points-of-interest photos that caught my attention this month. I am learning how to not scare a herd of cattle. I walk by cows that are settled eating pasture grass and laying down, frequently. I could literally make them run! Now, I just stop and look at them and let them check me out and they […]
I started blogging many years ago. I lost my first born child; Graham, (photo below). He was hearing impaired. He wore in-the-ear hearing aids with the volume unit wrapped behind his ear and attached to the ear mold in his ear. He was not deaf. He just couldn’t hear the low sounds. He lived in […]
It was windy today so it really created a different atmosphere on this beach. I have been trying to look up the names of the orange and red flowered plants above to no avail. If you know what they are please comment. updated: Aug23, 2019 – the plants have now been named!
Here are 3 of our horses that we own. Rocky on the left. He is a golden dun gelding. Grace is on the right: She is a buckskin mare. I rode Rocky for a few years while I learned to ride. Grace came into the picture 2 years ago. Love having a girlfriend horse for […]
This is a trust post. Nature can be trusted. I know that. It rejuvenates the soul. It rejuvenates the spirit. It is wild and unpredictable It is calm It has these colours to express it’s mood: green and blue and gold and yellow and brown and black and grey and white and orange and …and […]
A nice looking cow and the cow is looking at me. It appears to be a short-horn roan coloured cow. I have never been comfortable around cattle. They stare at me and then run. I now have learned to stop and look at them slowly and not to move fast. Cows are meant to be […]
I love this concept of art! a huge doll out in the field or on the roof top. It is so compelling. what do you think? Heather Benning is the artist and she has done some cool perspectives. I mean huge cool perspectives.! This is me/moi/selfie in front of the Swift Current Art Gallery with […]
I just returned from 5 days of travel from a visit with family and driving to the lakes, (love it) and attending the Canada Summer Games in Saskatchewan. I realized I was still not present this morning. I had boiled a pot dry because I turned on the stove and was going to put water […]
It is hard work to plan, and, sometimes it is the easy part for me, planning. It is the energy to get up and go and actually do it! I wrote a free style poem below and it speaks to how following the simple enjoyment of water on a summer day is like for me. […]
I bet you have some interesting perspectives tucked away in your mind or on your camera/cell phone too.
We have a very small family. I always find these holiday weekends to be a long stretch with quiet times. We did go kill time in a lovely way this long weekend by hitting the lake close by. We sat in our lawn chairs and read and then I swam in the lake. I took […]
add a little sparkle and play like a child
hydrate (6-9 glasses of water a day) massage my feet every night and do yoga for foot health daily dance to my music not just listen calm breath (blowing out candles); then big sigh exhale like going down a slide; this gets rid of the noise in my brain/intellect/ego, whatever you want to call it. […]
We are at the Assinboia Downs in Winnipeg watching the horse races on a Saturday night. We are here because of my spouse’s search for an Off The Track Thoroughbred (OTTB). He connected with the owner of the thoroughbred named Roman Humor. This connection was made from the Final Furlong group. The Final Furlong is […]
This trail ride, in the below photo, was a very exciting ride through the coulees of southwest Saskatchewan. I am the second rider in the blue shirt. I was on an extremely solid trail horse at the time. Riding on the very top ridges of these hills, or coulees they are called here in Saskatchewan, […]
Photos that are bold without being offensive are tricky because it depends on the viewers reactions. A country cemetery. (It is intense for me) This green leaf plant is intense. It is not even very attractive and dark green leaves are reaching for something. A common photo of the orange daylily which is very bold […]
Here I am with Grace and my riding outfit this morning. I find Grace can spook a bit. As an 11 year old trained horse she needs a bit more practice at not being so untrusting of what I put on my head. She never looked twice at my shirt! I have hat hair and […]
Lately, my husband and I have been working on a playground for our riding horses. It’s fun and they do need to get used to different objects, sounds and anything they may come across when riding out of an arena. Making our horses aware and less spooky is just making our rides on them more […]
The smell and the joy of lilac bushes when the blooms of lavender colour shows itself. I just run to a bush and sniff a flower until I am drugged. June is the blooming season. Don’t miss it.
We eat bison meat quite a bit and this is my recipe for bison burgers. shredded carrot 1/4 cup uncooked oatmeal 1 egg 1/4 cup cut up onion 1 tbsp dijon mustard 2 tbsps Montreal Steak Spice Mix all together and make into patties and BBQ! It is a little heavier burger and one is […]
Which one do you like? I like to post pictures of our horses on our acreage. Check back again.
Kind of boring as I am settling down in my home this weekend, is what this post is about! Why do I feel like I have to be on the move and always going somewhere? because I have been going steady since Monday: Swim laps – Monday Morning – 8 am Massage – Monday Morning […]
Yesterday, I was getting ready to ride my horse, Grace. I worked with her on the ground getting her to move and trot and walk under my instruction and cues. After a few moments of lunging her, I got extremely dizzy and light headed . I had to stop and sat on a stool in […]