Country Roads, Take Me Home

I love the country!  Driving along the backroads, highways & byways of Central Ontario makes me so very grateful I live where I do.  Summertime in the fields affords views of lazy haystacks and meandering meadows spotted with cows, horses and sheep.  If someone were to ask me ‘what do you think heaven looks like?’, I would point to the fields along area country roads and say ‘this is what my heaven looks like’.

This is My Canada 

I love this country with my heart & soul. Land of lakes, rivers, moose and the Cambrian Shield. Born in Toronto but moved to the sticks when I was 10 years old. I’m forever proud to live and call rural Canada my home.  I’m also blessed to work with some incredible First Nation people who have shown me just how truly wonderful this land is for people and our animal relatives. 

Second Rescue Mission Underway for Entangled Blue Whale — TIME

Federal officials on Tuesday said they plan to make another attempt at rescuing a blue whale that has been entangled in a net in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. The 80-foot long blue whale was spotted on Monday caught in crab or fishing lines off the coast of Dana Point in southern…

via Second Rescue Mission Underway for Entangled Blue Whale — TIME

For the Love of Peonies

For me, nothing in the garden is more beautiful then the peony.  Maybe it’s the memory of my mother’s garden in days gone by, but peonies hold a special, central place in my heart, mind and eye when I scan the late spring, early summer garden. Peonies don’t last very long, but the flowers do make for long-lasting indoor bouquets.