Posted in pondering, Seasons, Weekly Photo Challenge

shhh… a collection of silent moments

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In the life of a Mom silence is a precious thing. I cherish the moments knowing that the moments will stretch into longer and longer times as they grow older.  (I try not to think too much about that…it brings sadness into my cherished silence.)

I had several photos to pick from as silence and quiet moments are very much needed for me to recharge. I seek silence daily.

The WordPress photo challenge was to show what silence looks like. What do your moments of silence look like?

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@LavendarLadi

 

Posted in Canada, Photo challenge, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

Growth over time. (WP Photo Challenge)

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The ice grows over time as layers of mist freezes turning Niagara Falls Ontario into a winter wonderland.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

 

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.

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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, Celebrations, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

Travel Theme: Harmony

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
Jack Layton

Being loving, hopeful and optimistic is a big part of living in harmony. As we count down to Canada Day 2017, our 150th birthday it is my wish that we work towards living in harmony; “And we’ll change the world.”

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ice inukshuk by the Canadian Falls, Niagara Parks Commission

“The mysterious stone figures known as inuksuit can be found throughout the circumpolar world. Inukshuk, the singular of inuksuit, means “in the likeness of a human” in the Inuit language. They are monuments made of unworked stones that are used by the Inuit for communication and survival. The traditional meaning of the inukshuk is “Someone was here” or “You are on the right path.” ”  ~ inukshukgallery.com

“You are on the right path.”  Knowing that brings harmony to your travels.

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Pass the flame in Niagara Falls, Ontario

 

 

 

When Canada hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics many people worked in harmony to carry the Olympic Flame across our beautiful country.

 

 

 

 

Kindly visit Where’s My Backpack to see other posts for this weeks theme.