"Johnny is a joker. He's a bird. Brown Pelican. Riveria de Maya, Mexico. January 2020. A very funny joker. He's a bird. Muscovy Duck. Villa Borghese Gardens Rome. Lazio, Italy. June 2019. But when he jokes my honey. He's a dog. Creighton and Pelican. Oceanside, California. December 2012. His jokin' ain't so funny. He's a… Continue reading Johnny is a Bird-Dog
I love playing with words. I love reading and discussing books. I've also recently discovered how much I enjoy photography and computer graphics. Thanks to Terri-Webster Schrandt, this week's #SundayStills challenge has given me the chance to experiment with all of the above. Let's start with word-play, shall we?1. If we take this week's theme,… Continue reading Rosy Red / Cozy Read
. I was delighted to be able to join this virtual walk around the world. A huge shoutout to Vero from My French Chronicles for putting this all together. We’d love for you to have a look!
Saturday… come rain or shine, I’m at the local library. Well, when I say local, I mean the city library – one-hour drive away from home. That’s where I get my weekly fix: people, books, culture, life…
As usual, I bring back what I’ve borrowed the previous week, collect what I’ve reserved, have a look at the magazines, check the sewing and cooking books then take everything up on the 3rd floor, settle at my favourite table to read or write while watching the people around me. If available, we always take the table in the back corner – it’s usually for 1 (in honour of one of the numerous Covid rules) but the lady in charge in this area know the three of us belong to the same family so it’s no big deal if there…
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[ faw-luhn ] (1)Verb, past participle of fall.(2)Adjective• Succumb; Propelled into a new place, state or position. Fallen AsleepMilner Gardens, Parksville, BC Fallen Prey To...Outside our Living Room Window, Vancouver Island, BC. Fallen for their Tricks (as they tried to steal bites of our sandwiches)Strathcona Park, BC Fallen Apart at the SeamsMt. Washington Alpiine Village, BC Fallen… Continue reading Fallen
This past January 5, I began walking the 299.4 km Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Ironically, I didn't give this challenge much thought before starting. I just kind of jumped right in. (I know, who is this and what have I done with Donna-the-planner?!) Below are a few postcards that I somehow managed… Continue reading #SundayStills: Parallel Landscapes
How do you view clouds? Are they the main event? Craig Bay, Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC. Or are they in the background as surround sound? Qualicum Beach Airport, Vancouver Island, BC. Do they upstage a more interesting story? Coombs Trail, Vancouver Island, BC Or are they far more subtle? Quadra Island, BC Let's ask Joni.… Continue reading Sunday Stills: I’ve Looked at Clouds that Way
This week, at #SundayStills, a colour challenge was posed: "Find and photograph glacier blue."According to http://www.classiccolors.com, glacier blue "reminds you of deep, arctic waters. Unlike warm, turquoise waters at tropical beaches, this blue water is light but looks cold. You could almost imagine the chunks of ice floating in it. This cool, greyish blue has… Continue reading Desperately Seeking Glacier Blue
Longing to travel again, near or far.... Can you name the song title, artist and year first recorded? Billy Joel, The River of Dreams, 1992. Did you guess correctly? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq4B_zHqPM Take it away, Billy! #SundayStills#Night See you next week at #SundayStills Colour Challenge: Glacier Blue. Why not join in?
After years of following Terri Webster Schrandt's 'Sunday Stills,' I am finally participating! Sunday Stills is a photography/art challenge with a weekly theme. Everyone is welcome to join in and interpret the challenge with their photos, poems, stories, music, or artwork. This week's focus is 'retrospective,' which is a perfect way to reflect upon this… Continue reading Sunday Stills – My Year in Review
Inspired by the beautifully painted rocks that regularly appear in the park near our home, I decided to make my own (slightly different) contribution. Each day, beginning December 1, I added a Christmas bulb to one of the trees (don't worry, I have no plans to litter and will take back any remaining bulbs after… Continue reading Holiday Inspiration