Posted in Canada, History, pondering

On This Day ~ April 17 ~ Canada’s Constitution & Charter of Rights

As an ongoing celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Library and Archives of Canada is sharing historic moments.


April 17, 1982

Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau sign the Proclamation of the Constitution Act in a ceremony on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Canada gains full political independence from the United Kingdom with the new constitution. It is accompanied by the new Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which guarantees the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Canadians.

To learn more:

Library and Archives Canada

Department of Justice Canada

Parliament of Canada

Photo of Queen Elizabeth II signing the Proclamation of the Constitution Act (1982). (Left to right:) Mr. Gerald Regan, Minister of Labour; Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister; H.M. the Queen; Mr. Michael Pitfield, Clerk of the Privy Council; Mr. Michael Kirby. Ottawa, April 17, 1982.

Posted in Canada, Nature, Photo challenge, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Travel Theme: Four

I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter’s tough, but spring’s coming. I believe that there’s a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better. ~ Steve Southerland

In the Niagara Region we got a blast of winter weather late in the season.

Four icy drips melting into spring (soon I hope)

To view some photos from those who traveled farther than their backyard, kindly visit Where’s My Backpack.


Posted in Canada, Nature, pondering, Seasons

#WalkWithMeWednesday … snow shovel day

I think Mr.Winter realized that he forgot to give us snow this year. Then decided to give it ALL to us in the last couple days.  {Umm..we didn’t feel left out. It was ok.}

The photo I took and posted on Just Breathe was from last Sunday. Today’s actual walk was pushing the snow shovel.


March snow (3)
Wednesday, March 15 10:30 am, Niagara Falls ON


This was AFTER we had cleared the area on Tuesday afternoon. We estimate that we got about 30 cm plus from Monday early afternoon to Wednesday early afternoon (it’s still lightly snowing as I type)




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 Camping, Canada, Nature, Phonegraphy, Photo challenge, pondering, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

Path Taken ~ WP Photo Challenge

A walk through the wooded area and out through the field. It was another hot day in August so we went for a walk rock-point-provincial-parkabove Rock Point Provincial Park‘s beach.

I will always love this walk, the plant life and those who call Rock Point home. I chase the butterflies and “wishes” (seeds) with my camera now but I still watch them with the wonder of a child.

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My surprise this particular walk was the size of this meadow lady. I was well back and zooming in with my phone’s camera. She still seems too big for me!


For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.” It could be a heritage building in your city or town as seen from a new-to-you angle, a yummy meal on a road trip detour, or the penny you found on a casual stroll. (I still love to find pennies — always a small thrill!) This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”