Posted in #WalkWithMe, Canada, garden, Grateful for, Nature, photography, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Tourist in my own Town / Province

… a sense of wonder

Among the many things that made last weekend wonderful was the sense of wonder that I felt visiting the butterflies, Niagara Falls and the floral showcase.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

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I am so grateful for feeling that sense of wonder. It felt like … there was magic in the air.

Surrounded by soft wings that floated, swirled, sat still and soaked in the sunshine. It’s incredibly peaceful and soothing in there!



Then we were next to the thundering of water. It was as loud as the butterflies were quiet. The make-you-feel-tiny volume of water will always amaze me.WP_20180303_13_25_54_Pro


Our final stop that day was to the Floral Showcase. Greenhouses that hold vibrant uplifting displays of colour and soothing, grounding shades of green.  Everywhere you turned another leaf or petal caught your imagination.

What brought a smile to you this week?

What are you grateful for?





Posted in Canada, Grateful for, Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Love the Place you’re in !

What’s not to love about where I live?!  ❤ Ontario Here’s a tiny peek of a corner of our beautiful province.

Every season along the Niagara Parkway is enchanting.

You can spend years enjoying nature. The flowers, leaves and all the delicious fruits!

Some of the best places to immerse yourself in nature are our Provincial Parks. My favourite is Rock Point, Provincial Park.

I am so grateful for the beautiful province that I call home. ❤





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, Celebrations, pondering, Weekly Photo Challenge

Transmogrify ~ Flags: WP Photo Challenge


I love visiting the Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls Canada. The lights transform the night and spark my imagination. This display has been one of my favourites for years. The lights slowly transform the flag from the American to the Canadian flag.

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast. ~ Charles Dickens

Tomorrow we get to see the children transformed into turtles, zombies and magical creatures. After we honour our service people on November 11, we’ll look forward to the transmogrifing of our Parkway.  🙂 Where does your imagination take you?



Posted in Celebrations, Grateful for, Phonegraphy, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Shine ~ WP Weekly Photo Challenge


Kindly visit the WordPress photo challenge page for more photos of what shines in our lives.

We’re lucky to enjoy the Winter Festival of Lights along the Niagara Parkway every year. It is it’s most magical when there’s snow on the ground. The lights shine a little brighter in the darkness then.

This years displays will shine November 19 – January 31 2017 along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls Ontario.