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

Travel Theme: Sensory

The constant roar of Niagara Falls and the frequent blanket of mist …

As someone who lives a stone throw from the natural wonder, I do have to take exception to Ailsa’s description “oily” makes the frequent mist seem unappealing. You don’t just see and hear “the Falls” you become enveloped in the experience. During the summer it’s cooling; during fall and spring it’s brisk and during the winter it creates a magical world.

Soon Niagara’s gardens will be waking up. The Niagara Parks Commission‘s greenhouses are already full of inviting scents. Soon our outdoor gardens will be full of beauties such as these hyacinths.

So close ..the scent of the hyacinths is potent.

Kindly visit Where’s My Backpack? to enjoy more sensory highlights. You have to see the photo of the cars!

Posted in Photo challenge, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

WP Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Dance

Dance of the frost faeries (3)
Dance of the frost faeries

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire

tutu n shoes
After the dance is done…

“And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon.”
― Edward Lear, The Owl and the Pussycat

JAMMitors at EPCOT

Dancing to their own beat.

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
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance

I hope you dance

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

 

Kindly visit the WP Photo Challenge page to see what others are dancing to.

 

Posted in Grateful for, Nature, Phonegraphy, Seasons

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Photo Challenge: Nature ~ Spring peeking in

It’s a beautiful day today!

While you can’t quite smell Spring coming yet, there are a couple little signs of spring popping up this beautiful sunny day.

spring peeking

I love crocus’  They seem to pop up just as I’m tired of winter and longing for spring. They’re like tiny, warm smiles of encouragement!

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Sally also featured some plants today! Kindly visit Lens and Pens by Sally to enjoy her photos and beautiful words.