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.”

Posted in Canada, Phonegraphy, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Editing the Sunset

I took these photos, with my Samsung Galaxy S3; of the sunset over Lake Ontario from Rock Point Provincial Park last week. I took several with slight differences at the time. (slight zoom or moved camera to the right etc). The first photo was just on the ‘auto’ setting. The second is in sunset mode and the third was a photo from ‘auto’ setting edited with a splash effect.



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Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both. ~ Amy Grant

And since I couldn’t decide if I liked the full shots or the sunset crops best….

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These photos have definitely highlighted something I need to work on as a photographer…. take the time to make your horizon STRAIGHT.  I was going to put the three cropped photos side by side but you would have been sea sick looking at them!


Kindly visit Lens and Pens by Sally to see what effects and edits other have done this week.


Posted in Family, Grateful for

Grateful for dirty pants.

Earlier this year my hubby and son were rear-ended and both of them suffered back injuries (minor). I was worried for them both, but for my son who lives for his sports my heart ached a wee bit more.20160809_201541
I was thrilled when he was given the go ahead to play baseball and several weeks later he was told he can start his weight lifting again.
At baseball, like his other sports he plays hard. His pants and jersey show it at the end of every game.
I hear from the other parents, “I’m glad those pants are not getting into my car.”
In my head I’m saying, “I’m thrilled. Those dirty pants mean he’s feeling well enough to run and slide.”


What are you grateful for this week? I’d love to hear about it here or even in your own post.

Kindly visit Colline’s Blog to see what she’s grateful for this week. I know she’d be thrilled if you linked your gratitude posts to her weekly post.