Sunday, 31 July 2016

Some of the best cookies in the world you'll never get to eat ...

... unless you have friends who can bake them for you!

Love that Toblerone in the middle of the shortbread!!

Grateful to GOD for good friends!

Friday, 29 July 2016

Evening walk along the Waterfront Trail at Port Credit, Mississauga

The CN Tower, Toronto in the distance


Ducks on their way home!

Droplets on the Swan after dipping its head underwater

Reflection of the boats

Purple, Pink and Orange Gladioli

As if they were waiting for the extreme heat to arrive, slowly, one by one, the purple, pink and orange gladioli have now bloomed

More than 95% of this species is native to sub-Saharan Africa

has also arrived to participate in this joyful event!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Happy family: Duck with ducklings

While walking along the shores of Lake Ontario, I saw this happy family of ducks enjoying the summer afternoon 

There were three more ducklings on a rock about four feet ahead of these

As I zoomed in, the mother briefly looked up to determine if there was any danger.
See more birds here

Sunday, 10 July 2016

This is what happens when you teach your children to paint ...

Your home becomes an art gallery, and I have to search for my paintbrushes!

I love the paintings my kids do, I can't do these ...

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Evening walk after the rain, and the craters on the moon!

Saving a juvenile grackle from heat stress

It felt like 40 °C.
Stepped outside and saw this juvenile grackle lying on its side in the grass. It was alive, and breathing fast. It could barely stand. Inspected it, it was not injured externally.

Quickly turned on the hose, and got my daughter to take a video on her phone.

Fed it a few drops of water, placed it in the shade, and prayed that it would live.

30 minutes later, lo and behold, it hopped around, and flew away!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! ...The Downy Woodpecker's here

Sat down to enjoy a Sunday morning cup of tea, and then ...
 knock! knock! knock! knock! ... who's there?

Looked up and saw a Downy Woodpecker busy working on the ash tree

Had never seen the top of the head before

Friday, 1 July 2016


Happy Birthday Canada!
Thank you for being who you are.

Canada Day 2016