Sunflowers are for the Birds

Our back yard became a bird magnet this fall, quite by accident. It all began a few summers ago when our neighbours decided to remove the hedge adjoining our back yards. This hedge provided privacy between our yards, and was quite decorative with white blossoms in the spring and red berries in the fall. The…

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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer

Summer as an adult: working, shopping, cooking, cleaning, driving, scheduling, planning, worrying, paying, gardening, mowing, pruning, canning. Summer as a child: playing, digging, swimming, snorkelling, laughing, eating, running, singing.   I remember those childhood lazy days of summer, though some of the memories are hazy. I especially remember the catchy tune of Nat King Cole’s…

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“Turn Around” and Dress-up Heels

When my toddler granddaughters’ birthday gifts included dress-up heels, I was caught emotionally off guard. I alternated between: “They’re still babies!” and, “They’re growing up!!” As I looked at this photo after all the festivities were over, of my daughter holding her daughter’s hand as she took some tentative steps in her dress-up heels, I…

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Knit Socks

Have you ever noticed that children are in perpetual motion? They just don’t stop, do they? That can be a challenge for this photo-loving grandma. On this day, the little guy was wearing the beautiful hand knit socks he’d received for Christmas from his great-grandma. That gave me an idea. “How would you like to…

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Step it up

One rainy day my daughter decided to go to the local recreation complex with the little ones for some toddler play/gym time. From the vehicle to the door of the building was a direct line. Did the girls want to go in a direct line? Of course not! Seen through the eyes of a two…

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Hand in Hand

This photo warms my heart. A golden Thanksgiving weekend walk in the park, Hubby aka Papa, hand in hand with our twin toddler grand-daughters. Strong hands reach down to grip chubby baby hands. Their trust in their Papa as they walk the unfamiliar path. He won’t let them stumble or fall, even though there are…

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