H2O ~ WP Photo Challenge

I love taking photos of water. It’s “that photo” I am always trying to capture.

“Water never waits. It changes shape and floes around things, and finds the secret paths no one else thought about __ the tiny hole through the roof or the bottom of a box. There’s no doubt it’s the most versatile of the five elements. It can wash away earth, it can put out fire; it can wear a piece of metal down and can sweep it away. Even wood, which is its natural complement, can’survive without being nurtured by water.”   ― Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha

Allegany State Park

Mist at Allegany State Park

Feb 2015

Winter’s Water ~ Feb 2015

Pond at University of Guelph

Pond at University of Guelph

Kindly visit the WP page for more H2O photos.

Holding the rain

Thanksgiving weekend.. I’m Grateful for

sunset over Lake Erie - Rock Point Prov Park

This Thanksgiving weekend I am grateful for so much. My family, the abundance of good food that we’ll prepare then eat together and I’m grateful for my dry house.

My heart is just aching for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. I’ve read Facebook posts from someone I know who’s home is in St.Augustine Florida and seen photos of Haiti and the Bahamas. I watch the weather news and pray that the hurricane’s impact is lessened when it loops back towards them.

Today, the best I can do for those dealing with this storm is to show my gratitude for my family. To love and appreciate my family. Hold tight to each other.

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. William Arthur Ward

Grateful for our first 20 years

I’ve been a bit lax in posting my ‘grateful for’ post these past few weeks. Not because I haven’t been grateful…there’s been crisp fall days, playgrounds full of children’s laughter, warm purrs and soft cool sheets…. it’s just I have had such a hard time putting the words on the screen. I sit down to write then my mind and heart wander to thoughts of my daughter. She’s had a wonderful start to her adventure at university. I’m so proud watching her spread her wings. Yet my heart aches. I miss her terribly.

On to this week..

Our 20th wedding anniversary was last week and we celebrated with a wonderful weekend;20160926_084815 full of ‘stuff’ that was us. We watched our son’s football game. Went to the Drive In to see Princess Bride and Raiders of the Lost Arc. Some time playing video games. A couple dinners out. A wonderful afternoon wandering around the shops and historic area in Niagara on the Lake. And a trip down the rabbit hole.😉

I’m so grateful for the weekend. I’m grateful for the love, the friendship, the laughter and even the tears from our first 20 years.


Kindly pop over to Colline’s Blog to see what she’s been grateful for.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Colourful Choice

We had a wonderful weekend, celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary. One of the highlights was a visit to Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. One of my favourite places to visit. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more about NotL since it’s full of Canadian history and we’re about to start a year long celebration for Canada’s 150th.

As we were walking toward the Shaw Theatre to pick up our tickets for the evenings performance of Alice in Wonderland this whimsical wind catcher caught my eye. It was fun and beautiful and I became ‘Curiouser and curiouser’. 

When I was playing with one of the photos I used the crystalline effect. I enjoyed the colour and the feel of the photo seems to match the unusual feel of Wonderland😉


Kindly take a moment to visit Lens and Pens by Sally to see what she and other challengers have shared this week.



Here’s a peek of the wind catcher / sculpture.

It’s found at the Shaw Club Hotel & Spa.

Sadly I didn’t see the artists name.