#Spring Fling – Wordless Wednesday

Let your photo(s) tell your story.

Spring Fling – March 2021 – by Joni’s mom
First sign of spring – which my neighbor weed whacked away!
Crocus in front of the library…
The early bloomers of the 50 bulbs I planted….looking rather downcast….
Blue skies smiling at me…..nothing but blue skies do I see!
The tulips stems seem short this year….
Hyacinths which have fallen over – we haven’t had enough rain….
Daffodils in front of the library…..you can tell they have a gardener.
It’s nice to hear the chorus of tree frogs when I walk….
Spring peeper hanging in there during the pandemic! Happy Spring!

#Irish Souvenirs – Wordless Wednesday

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Tweed afghan – from my trip to Ireland many years ago.
Another afghan I couldn’t pass up – from a shop on Grafton Street.
Thank you Mary Fitzgerald! You are a true artisan.
The colors reminded me of heather.
What tourist could resist a traditional Aran sweater….
…or two! It was so cold that September they were both well used.
Such excellent workmanship.
Thank you Una O’Neill for keeping me warm during my trip! And thanks to the sheep for donating the wool!
Traditional tweed caps and one summer one for golfing….my dad used to wear the gray one.
My friend who went to med school in Ireland, has brought me back many lovely souvenirs as Christmas gifts over the years.
including this Claddagh circle – the Irish symbol of love and friendship – and a blue Aran sweater,

a Waterford crystal vase, which weighs a ton, but which will hold spring daffodils soon,
and some Irish coffee glasses for toasting Happy St. Patricks Day! The music box plays When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, which they are looking back at all these mementos of my Irish heritage.

#The Water in Winter – Wordless Wednesday

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Seagulls hanging out on the river…
Two swans a swimming on Valentine’s Day…
The beach in winter…
is closed….but it’s nice to see the blue sky.
Wish these were sand dunes but they’re frozen waves covered with snow….
Which you’re not supposed to climb on…..
And lastly, it wouldn’t be a Canadian winter without hockey on the pond!

#Snowpeople – Wordless Wednesday

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Even a big burly snowman needs to wear a mask….
Every snowwoman needs some bling – but if your nose falls off…..
….then improvise! (I wonder if their mother knew they left the bag of celery outside?)
I’m melting……The End.

California Dreamin’ – Soundtrack Saturday

The Mamas and The Papas – 1965
All the leaves are brown…
and the sky is gray….
I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day….
I’d be safe and warm if I was in LA
California dreaming on such a winters day.
Stopped into a church I passed along the way….
Well I got down on my knees and I begin to pray….
Let this pandemic please go away…..
California dreaming on such a winter’s day…..

#Maple Leaf Montage – Wordless Wednesday

Let your photo(s) tell your story. Autumn went out in a blaze of glory.

Autumn Blaze maple tree
Yellow maple
Fiery red
Orange crush
Yellow sunshine
The inspiration behind….
The painting……Autumn Trees
A magic carpet ride
A colorful montage
All the leaves are down…..
Crunch crunch on my daily walk…..
The glory days have passed us by…
A preview of what is to come….

#The Story of Pie – Wordless Wednesday

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The Source – a trip to the apple orchard to buy six different kinds…because everyone has their favorite….
There’s nothing like a ripe juicy apple picked right off the tree…
Northern spies are the best for pies…
Perfect for peeling, my kitchen place mats wipe clean…
Time to bring out the plaid pie plate…
The end result, warm out of the oven….
The last piece, minus a bite…..
Even better with ice cream…..
The inspiration behind the painting…
Bushel of Apples
Jane Austen was right – two hundred years later!