Briefly

A family wedding, the arrival of a new Canadian/ Ukrainian baby, and a picnic to welcome our newcomers has kept me away. Celebration is a much welcome emotion. Pictured is 9 year-old Vasylisa, celebrating her heritage. Cheers all!

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Nature through my lens

Summer’s vibrancy draws me to capture the mood. For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: nature

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Visitors

The dogs are quick to warn me about any new visitors to the backyard. Accustomed to squirrels and rabbits, and the multitude of birds, they seldom pay attention to those. A sharp yelp! yelp! usually means “Mom, grab your camera! Come quick!” The groundhog usually hangs around in the summertime, but the chipmunks are a […]

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First Birthday in Canada

Cake for breakfast. A trip to the trampoline park. An afternoon bbq and swim. “Best birthday ever!” proclaimed the star of the day.

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April Sendoff

Weather cooperating, we gathered poolside to celebrate a late April birthday. Such a nice way to bid adieu to April. Two of my ‘kids’ and a daughter-in-law. For Bushboy’s last on the card.

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Birds: Always In Season

Haven’t been out with the camera recently, but here are some photos from my archives. (For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: birds .Featured image is a family of Canadian Geese.)

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Homeschooling

We’re in lockdown again, in Ontario, Canada, and that means back to homeschooling, so Grumpa and I have offered our services a couple of days a week to oversee the studies. Not so taxing – these two are avid students. The dog, on the other hand, is not impressed.

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A Story and A Wish

Originally posted on One Woman's Quest II:
Table six in the fourth floor dining room at the long-term care facility is a favourite with the staff.  Ninety-eight-year-old Dorothy leads the pack with her no-nonsense attitude.  Beside her sits Verna, just eight years her junior, who always has a smile and a kind word for…

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Shapes and Design

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: shapes and design.

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