I was at a Canada Ballet Jorgen performance of Sleeping Beauty a few years back and I bought these worn ballet slippers from one of the dancers, with their autograph on it. I am very enamoured by the sheer energy and pain and grace of ballet. I know what my feet have gone through over […]
silly title to this post but it is the most I can come up with in mid January I am getting quiet and less distracted now no outside interferences, even though they are quite plesant it is a bump in the night during the day that lets me know I must be that wise Owl, […]
I keep my home with things that do spark joy and it is a work in progress. Decluttering (yes) Keeping special object/pictures of moments in one area. I am practicing the art of when I buy something and bring it into the home I then let go of something else. The difficult process of… If […]
65 books read in 2019 and I am a Kobo e-reader! These hit the favourites list: You Are Amazing by Sonia Choquette-Tully Inspector Ghote Mysteries (3 books) humorous detective series The Gown – A novel of the Royal Wedding Women Talking by Miriam Toews Wolfpack by Abby Wambach Son of a Midnight Land – Atz […]
Asessipi Ski Resort day was on Friday. I was there to take photos and read a book and save a table for lunch and coffee time. I know that this Morton’s Neuroma I got on my left foot was established from ski boots over the years and last March I skied in Banff, without listening […]
Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants and the day when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. The servants would also go home on Boxing Day to give ‘Christmas Boxes’ to their families. (a google search definition) I don’t really know what this Dec 26th day is but to me it is to burn and let go […]
I really use my creativity when it starts jumping out at me. I can go for several weeks without any creative endeavours and then voila! it happens. It is a joy to be able to simply make something. My being inspired with dream catchers lately; I was having a problem picking up the hoops or […]
I am looking forward to a present under the tree for me. I am spending time outside today with my horse and I may just walk around and tell jokes to my mare. Why not? It is a holiday time and my stress is the food buying and preparations for a nice table to sit […]
An Artist Date is a date with myself. I choose an activity or adventure that is fun and also nurturing. I follow The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron and I have been doing this for years now. Here are Artist Dates I have taken over the years: (these dates are 2 hours or more by […]
My gym membership nutritionist’s coaching plan for this month is to eat 5 fistfuls of vegetables each day. Tricky topic and I am brave to post about eating foods this month. The rest does not matter to me. I feel better when I can reach that goal. I do not include corn, peas or potatoes […]
If only I had a hired cook to give that person the ingredients to create food, treats that are nutritious and to please all of us this season even if there is only 3 at our table oh the pleasure of watching someone prep the food and put it all together hmmm this is not […]
I lay in bed this morning, for a few minutes and watched a very dramatic sunrise out our east bedroom window. We leave the curtains open a bit before bedtime these nights. The sunrise in the morning and stars at night are pretty awesome out that window. I sprang up and grabbed my camera and […]
I am taking control of my appointments, that tend to pile up all in one week or a 2 week span. Sometimes I look at my calendar and know that it is too much that is put on for a certain week or two. Massage, gym training, Doctor, dentist, eye, blood donor clinic, groceries and […]
I drink lots of water before 6 pm. I drink 9 glasses. Then my bladder has the whole evening to let it all go! (ha ha) I do my stretches in the evening while watching TV or not watching TV. I write down my fears and worries before I hit the pillow! I really don’t […]
I cannot save money at the bank. I have a savings account in this jar. Why do I save more money at home here but not at the bank? Is it a fear of not getting used up if I can see a number? Is it I can see the cash through the glass and […]
I am enrolled in a photography class once again. It is challenging me with daily prompts to post a photo explaining why I took that photo and how it relates to the daily gratitude posted each day. Here is my best photo so far: I am getting busy at our church because of Christmas season […]
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 […]
Which one do you like? I like to post pictures of our horses on our acreage. Check back again.