MORNING WALK IN THE WOODS (WPC: Morning)

I rarely go walking. I find it burdensome to walk around town with children in tow. Half the time, I am dodging traffic and the other half, keeping rowdy children safe. There is no time to stop and enjoy the scenery, if there is any. I cannot walk at my own pace. But we areContinue reading “MORNING WALK IN THE WOODS (WPC: Morning)”

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: UPWARDS

On Saturday, we visited Acadia National Park. I did not know what to expect to see. All I knew was that it was by the shore and I’d b seeing some Atlantic waters. My husband warned me about two things: the shoreline was rocky; and, the current was very strong. I guess his warnings didContinue reading “BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: UPWARDS”

SUMMER’S NAP

Still… the very air was still hiding in the shade of the trees waiting for the cooling breeze. A metal symphony played on the rusty tin roof above me while the sunbeams streamed through my fingers as I sprawled on the mat over cracked red concrete fighting the afternoon nap prescribed by my zealous motherContinue reading “SUMMER’S NAP”

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GOLDEN HOUR

Tired from walking around the Old Port section of Montreal, we stopped by a pocket park surrounded by some of those beautiful buildings that dot this beautiful city.  The centerpiece of this place was a gushing water fountain that glistened under the (almost) lowering sun. One group distinguished itself from the mass of people thatContinue reading “WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: GOLDEN HOUR”

WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: OVERLOOKED

The alchemist’s orb sinking in the horizon leaves a  golden path. Road always taken though familiar as one’s hands has its enchantment. ~~~~~~~ The pictures where taken from our backyard as the sun was setting. The glow of the sun imparted its light on the familiar things under my feet and made them a littleContinue reading “WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: OVERLOOKED”

WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFLECTIONS

Spring has come to our neighborhood pond.  Completely frozen at winter time, the pond is  now completely thawed and teeming with life.  The geese and the gulls are back.  And so are the children and families who love the sight and sound these winged creatures make. Here are some pictures that I took yesterday.  ItContinue reading “WILD WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: REFLECTIONS”

MAINE MELTS

Just when I thought that spring was around the bend, a heavy wet snow fall visited us on Thursday through Friday. Around Friday afternoon, when we began our spring break trip to Maine, fog and snowy roads greeted us. The interstate looked like a sorry mess early in the afternoon. Nobody expected the storm toContinue reading “MAINE MELTS”

ON A FROZEN POND

Last Sunday, when it was sunny and cold, we went to the pond for some bird watching. I was hoping to see some gulls and geese that I saw flying over our yard from the pond. I was completely surprised to find the pond empty of birds and instead full of people. I do notContinue reading “ON A FROZEN POND”

CEE’s FUN PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2012 OUTDOORS AND NATURE PHOTOS

For Cee’s challenge, I collected some photos which have not yet been posted in this blog, except perhaps for the rose photos which I included because I love roses. 🙂 For this post, I avoided winter photos which  filled these blog’s pages in the last two weeks or so.  That is my not-so-subtle invitation toContinue reading “CEE’s FUN PHOTO CHALLENGE: 2012 OUTDOORS AND NATURE PHOTOS”

AROUND MAINE

Maine is second home to me.  My family and I spend all of our holidays and a significant time in summer and spring here.   Over the years that I have been visiting this state, I have become quite familiar with certain landmarks that I see during our trips. With this post, let me walk youContinue reading “AROUND MAINE”