Showing posts from March, 2020

Solo Hummingbird

I  happened to look out the window when a little hummingbird was hovering above a bush on my property. It stayed for a short while and I was able to get a few photos though not close ups.  I didn't have time to properly focus, zoom or steady my phone before the little bird flew off. One day I hope to put out the hummingbird feeder and maybe more hummingbirds will visit. As you can see the sky is grey and we've had rain.  I just looked at the weather forecast and we're supposed have rain for the entire week. It kills my hope of getting photos of the spring tree blossoms in sunshine-y weather. I guess I can make do with the photos I've taken in other years.  Joining in with Skywatch Friday . Keep safe. ♥♥♥

How I am Coping

Hello everyone, I hope you are all faring as well as can be expected during these challenging and unique times around the globe. Since I last wrote a blog post I have had a relative visit.  She has now returned to her sisters and is trying to get home to Alberta. I've been coping with a cold. I would say this is the 3rd time I've had a cold over the winter though maybe it never really left me. I'm just taking all precautions and getting lots of fluid and rest. I haven't felt like doing much so I've only really had the energy for the basic household tasks, being host to my cousin and a bit of reading here and there. I have not done any gardening though I did repot a number of plants and start some seedlings.  The seedlings are not looking that healthy as they seemed to have sprouted way too fast and are too tall and wispy. I read two books and enjoyed them both. I only have 2 more library books in my stash. All libraries are closed indefinitely and we

My World of Hail

I was preparing to go to the community garden plot on Saturday because we had a sunny day.  However we had a snowy hail fall down fast and furious that afternoon. It looked quite eerie and the sky was quite dark. The birds were flapping crazily but they quickly disappeared. I couldn't do any outdoor gardening but I managed to repot a number of indoor plants that were very much in need of it. I've done a lot of reading over the cold, darker months. These are the books I've completed to date. Out of the completed books I most enjoyed A Trial in Venice , Pure Land , The Shogun's Queen and The Goldfinch . You can learn more about each book by clicking on the titles if you are interested. I'm currently reading The Last Concubine (the 2nd in the series written by Lesley Downer), Wardrobe Wake Up and The Orphan Thief. Linking up with Our World Tuesday .

Delicate Blossoms

Despite all the rain the blossoms are coming out in full force.  It's a bit hard to see them with all the gray in the sky. I played with the effect (called "Rouge") here for a little variety. These photos were taken on Thursday, March 5th, another very rainy day. We are expecting a bit of sunshine this weekend. Linking up with Skywatch Friday . Enjoy your weekend.

My World on the First Tuesday of March 2020

Hi everyone, The few days of sunshine are but a memory and we are back to rain. Today as I walked to a hospital to get some x-rays done it was raining heavily. I was very surprised and pleased to see a few bright blossoms along the way. Joining up with Our World Tuesday