Lilacs – My Spring Passion

For as lpiZap_1560193049979ong as I can remember, lilacs have occupied a special place in my memories and appreciation of spring.

Growing up in the big city, I remember a bank of lilacs that bordered our backyard. There was a treasured swing set that was positioned parallel to the lilacs and to this very day, if I close my eyes, I can still feel myself swinging while smelling that intoxicating fragrance wafting through the warm spring breeze.  

I have long since left childhood behind, but some memories, like those lilacs, remain imbedded in my mind as if I were once again swinging to and fro on that swing. 

IMG_20190610_075651Lilacs are my spring flowering shrub, the one plant that I long to see, long to smell, and the one plant I couldn’t bear not seeing this time of year.

So in honour of this passion, I drove around Parry Sound last weekend, photographing some of the stands of lilacs that pepper the town.

I wish lilacs would bloom all season.

 

 

New Portfolio Type and Project — The Jaguar

This is a shameless bit of self-promotion to let you know that I’ve created my first portfolio type: Research. This is where I’ll keep you all updated on my scholarly endeavors; and, when possible, post downloadable files to any research-based documents I produce. My first portfolio project in the Research category is, of course, my […]

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Check out our February Edition! — THE ROOST

The Roost’s February ’19 edition has something for everybirdie: Morty is beak-deep in technological problems, again, with Alexa, but with help and commiseration from Rocco, Morty just might have a couple of (albeit hilarious) solutions! Cheeks’ latest comic strip provides a lesson on grooming. Bubbles and Zack help parront Sherri appreciate the value – and […]

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Valentine’s Day Birdie Love Photo Contest — THE ROOST

Love is in the air! In honor of the day of love, The Roost is hosting a Valentine’s Day Birdie Photo Contest! Three prizes up for grabs! 1st PRIZE Gift bag containing chocolate for parronts, a large hanging birdie toy, a footie toy and a small chew/play toy. 2nd & 3rd PRIZES Small gift bag […]

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Santa Birdie

ephoto_1545105559511I’ve been preparing my list for Christmas for mom’s review, ordering and delivery next Tuesday morning.  I realize it’s hard to believe, but I HAVE been a good birdie all year (well, there was that one incident in Penne’s Tree a while back when my buddy Oscar (a cockatoo) and I got into the moonshine, caused a wee bit of a chaos, fell out of the tree and into the bushes beneath, emerging the next morning with twigs and pine needles stuck to our birdie butts.  Thankfully, what happens in Penne’s Tree, stays in Penne’s Tree, phew).

But I digress.  I repeat, I have been a GOOD BIRDIE this year and I deserve everything on my list (and much, much more, but I won’t push it):

  1. Almonds – the biggest bag possible of course
  2. New foot toys – so I can listen to mom moan and groan as she picks them up when I deliberately toss them
  3. My own smartphone – because mom is becoming tiresome, with her bad typing and rather boring posts of trees, snow and stupid turkeys… yawn..
  4. A new sister – Abby is beautiful, but good grief she’s boring and has absolutely no sense of humour
  5. Bells and whistles – because I’ve heard that other birdies have cages decked out with all the bells and whistles.  I don’t know what they are, but I know I want them!

Uh oh, mom’s coming, I’ll be adding to the blog about my (bottomless) Christmas list and the weird build-up to Christmas in our house (i.e., decorations, food, visitors and silly songs…).

Until next time everybirdie, be careful to whom you divulge your Christmas list – Santa’s’ watching!

Keito

P.S.  I’m looking for further suggestions for my Christmas list, please pass along your comment to this post! 

Morty is full of hot air – Turbo Jet (Vacuum) Air! — THE ROOST

Greetings to all my favorite parrot friends! Alexa is in a mood after she rolled under the couch. She blames me for her clumsiness! Good help is hard to find these days! Recently, I received an interesting letter from a parrot owner. Dear Morty, I live in a three bedroom home and have ten parrots. […]

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