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#ThreeThingsThursday ~ Flowers

Take time each day to be mindful of what you have.

Just Breathe

As with many weeks, flowers have brought joy to my week. I’m always so grateful to live where so many beautiful plants grow.

“I must have flowers, always, and always.”
― Claude Monet

P_20170727_153707.jpg 1. The ‘cattails’, Queen Anne Lace and ?? pretty purplish wild flower growing alongside the road.

P_20170726_142945 2. Purple coneflower, candy floss phlox growing in my garden.

P_20170721_100813 3. Little crochet flowers that compliment these adorable buttons! (I should find a project for them!)

What are you grateful for this week? What has made you smile?

Three Things Thursday was created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and is hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Three Things Thursday is quite simply a list of three things that have made you happy this week. Your three things can be big or small, anything that makes you laugh or brightens your day!

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Posted in Awareness, Canada, Nature, pondering, rebloged

Driftwood ~ Not all that wander are lost.

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Driftwood at Rock Point Provincial Park, Ontario Canada


Why driftwood matters.

Post comes from Laura Myers, Senior Park Interpreter of Neys Provincial Park.

Driftwood – it makes a great bench to watch the sunset, a balancing beam to play on, or that perfect element to your photograph.

The whole post can be read HERE 

Ecologically speaking, driftwood is an essential component of beach ecosystems. From the skeleton of an entire tree to a piece of driftwood the size of a pebble, each piece of driftwood provides a benefit to the beach ecosystem.

Driftwood provides stability to the sandy beach environment. With winds and waves, beaches are constantly shifting and experiencing natural disturbance. Like the edges you build around a garden, driftwood helps hold the sand in place and allows plants to take root.


Posted in Family, Grateful for, pondering

Connecting doesn’t have to match

It’s funny how the mind works. How something so ordinary signifies something so big. Yet that connection is so personal that no one else would catch it. This photo from a few months ago is just that.

My mind wandered back to last summer when I wrote about the cost of socks. While my rant about the money is real. The real moment in that post was about the little daily things that I share with my daughter changing. Socks represented a change in parenting stages for me. No..change sounds like it’s done. I still have my youngest at home. I guess it’s more suitable to say the socks represent a transition.

That’s why I love this photo. While we’re moving to a new stage, we still have our connection.


What are you grateful for this week?

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Posts for Pondering ~ Collection of the Unusual (WP Photo Challenge)

Every week WordPress sets a theme for a photo challenge. This week’s theme is unusual and it most certainly living up to expectations. I’ve enjoyed a number of posts so I thought I’d link them here. {If you’d like yours removed please message me via Twitter or Facebook}

I generally won’t have a post of links to other blog posts but I didn’t want to fill my page with re-blogs yet just had to share some of these intriguing moments. Here’s a random smattering of posts that gave me “scope for my imagination” . {I’ll likely add to the links as the week carries on.}  Are there any posts you suggest to add?

LavendarLadi signature photo

WPC: Unusual – Grave in the Middle of the Road

Giant snail roams the streets

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

Posted in Disney, garden, photography, pondering, Scope for the Imagination

It said “Drink Me”


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alice-in-wonderland-drink-me Perhaps I should not have tasted it?

Anything that excites me for any reason, I will photograph; not searching for unusual subject matter, but making the commonplace unusual. ~ Edward Weston

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I adore my coneflowers and I can’t resist taking photos of them. However yesterday I was really aware that I take the “same” photo over and over.

While trying different angles it occurred to me…the front facing camera to see what I was aiming at while under the bloom. Taking flower ‘selfies’ are definitely unusual for me!