Posted in Awareness, Canada, Grateful for, pondering, wildlife

#BringBackTheBees ~ Get Wildflower Seeds


Where is the Honey Nut Cheerio’s bee? Visit ¬† to find out.


Honey Nut Cheerios (North America) is giving away free wildflower seeds to help #BringBackTheBees.

Kindly visit their page to see why we need our bees!!

Hint! I’m sure you love at least one of the reasons.

July 12

*This post is not a sponsored post. Just here to support the bees.


Posted in Animals, Family, Nature, Photo challenge, Seasons, Weekly Photo Challenge, wildlife

From the Narrow Gap~ WP Challange

wee groundhogs peeking @ Patchwork Ponderings (1)

Last spring we were thrilled to share the rooms above their home. Each afternoon (when it wasn’t pouring rain) we happily watched to see who was the bravest; who would come out the narrow gap under our cabin to play in the tender grass.

wee groundhogs peeking @ Patchwork Ponderings (2)

They were a busy little crew. It was a daily debate; some said there were 9 siblings other said 7 siblings, two of which were extra feisty and running everywhere. We never saw their parents at this time. We only saw them occasionally later in the afternoon. We suspected that the crew were sneeking out when Mom and Dad went for dinner. ūüôā

peeking out from the narrow gap
peeking out from the narrow gap under our cabin

It’s hard to say but this crew peeking out of the narrow gap may have been the highlight of our trip to Allegany State Park, New York.

Posted in Awareness, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge, wildlife

Travel Theme: Still

I’m not sure if it’s my desire to stay still when I see the cheetah or the stillness of the cheetah that inspires me to add this photo for this weeks theme.

This photo was taken last March at the Toronto Zoo.

cheetah Toronto Zoo

If you’re lucky enough to see one of these animals ( IUCN¬†status:¬†Vulnerable) you’ll realise that seeing these cats move from still to chase in a film doesn’t fully account the feeling of raw power. It fascinates me that the animal who can go the fastest can be so utterly still.

Kindly visit Where’s My Backpack to see what else is still in the world.