• …MY RETURN 
Ridge view from kitchen window

Ridge view from kitchen window

driveway path amid tall grass

driveway amid tall grass (zoom in to find the rabbit)

Joan mowing

Joan mowing

baler behind tractor

baler behind tractor

bale 'n barn

bales ‘n barn

lillies in front garden

lillies in front garden

Virginia and Joan: irreconcilable differences

Virginia and Joan: irreconcilable differences

rose

rose

wild blackberries

wild blackberries

marauding bandit

marauding bandit

house

house

meditation spot

meditation spot (find the statue of Saint Francis)

  • …LYRICS

wild turkeys passing through   cardinal haven   pond spring peepers

  • …PURPLE BEAUTIES
purple dead nettle closeup

purple dead nettle closeup

Saint Francis under attack

Saint Francis under attack

the hills are alive with purple beauty

the hills are alive with purple beauty

pear blossoms

pear blossoms

 

apple blossoms

apple blossom

  • …JERRY AND ROCKY
on the road

on the road

Holstein calves

Holstein calves

eye-catching vista

eye-catching vista

our house from afar

our house from afar

Jerry and Rocky

Jerry and Rocky

their territory

their territory

…NIGHT FLIGHT 

Luna Moth

Luna Moth (courtesy of the Internet)

  • AT THE GATE   
gate with lights

gate with lights

tobacco barn

tobacco barn

winter 2014

winter 2014

  • WHAT AM I? 
Bobcat / Lynx (courtesy of Curbstone Valley)

Bobcat / Lynx
(courtesy of Curbstone Valley)

White-tail Deer (courtesy of National Geographic)

White-tail Deer (courtesy of National Geographic)

Black Snake

Black Snake

Raccoon (taken from kitchen window)

Raccoon (from kitchen window)

Raccoon (from dining room window)

Raccoon (from dining room window)

a closer shot

a closer shot

hanging on the sunflower tray

hanging on the sunflower tray

getting ready to escape

getting ready to escape

  • WITH FARMERS   
after the cut ...

after the cut …

... raked windrows ...

… raked windrows …

... baler ...

… baler …

... finished product!

… finished product!

  • TAKING A BREAK
Yin Yang quilt to be raffled off in August

Yin Yang quilt to be raffled off in August

  • COMMENTS ON CANADA
Fung Loy Kok Three Religions Temple

Fung Loy Kok Three Religions Temple

Foo Dog (Lion Dog): Chinese guardian lion

Foo Dog (Lion Dog): Chinese guardian lion

Taoist Tai Chi Health Recovery building

Taoist Tai Chi Health Recovery Centre

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, D'Arcy Street, Toronto

Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, D’Arcy Street, Toronto

grape experience in the field

grape experience in the field

grape vine plant, waxed for transportation

grape vine plant, waxed for transportation

International Lion's Club parade (10,000 marchers from 102 countries)

Toronto: International Lion’s Club parade (10,000 marchers from 102 countries)

Pat and Bud heading to the CN Tower (top left)

Pat and Bud heading to the CN Tower (top left)

CN Tower

CN Tower

View from CN Tower's topmost observatory

View from CN Tower’s topmost observatory

Toronto Blue Jays stadium

Toronto Blue Jays stadium

Tibetan Monks

Tibetan Monks

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario harbor

  • BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS
naked dancing trees

naked dancing trees

spring dancing trees

spring dancing trees

meditation spot

meditation spot

my chair

my chair

  • SACRED SURROUNDINGS 
friendly deer

friendly deer

  • BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS/2
happy couple

happy couple

  •  …AUTUMN FAREWELL
yellow leaves on dancing trees

yellow leaves on dancing trees

goldenrod

goldenrod

busy bee on thistle

busy bee on thistle

keiffer pears clinging to tree

keiffer pears clinging to tree

mama and baby

mama and baby

Joan's flower garden

Joan’s flower garden

busy bee on crepe myrtle

busy bee on crepe myrtle

garden spider

garden spider

guardian of the flowers

guardian of the flowers

beaver on the loose

ground hog on the loose

Mombo and Joan on a foggy night

Mombo and Joan on a foggy night

Pat's Pod: "Mom is almost completely settled into her new space."

Pat’s Pod: “Mom is almost completely settled into her new space!”

  •  
    cloud formations

    …FINALE ON THE RIDGE                 cloud formations

    cloud formations 2

    cloud formations 2

    campers setting up

    campers setting up

    campsite taking shape

    campsite taking shape

    checking out the hammock

    checking out the hammock

    1st row: Rocco with Osage, Jacob with Cooper. Standing: Bud, Pat, Bob, Trish, Mary, Sophia, Joe, Josh, Suzanne

    1st row: Rocco with Osage, Jacob with Cooper. Standing: Bud, Pat, Bob, Trish, Mary, Sophia, Joe, Josh, Suzanne

    Mombo and Joan

    Mombo and Joan

    Sophia behind the wheel

    Sophia behind the wheel

    hiking to the bottom land

    hiking to the bottom land

    beware of spider webs

    beware of spider webs

    standing in alfalfa

    standing in alfalfa

    walking in alfalfa

    walking in alfalfa

    family chats  down below

    family chats down below

    sunset

    sunset

    waffle breakfast inside

    waffle breakfast inside

    grandma and grandchildren dine on the deck

    grandma and grandchildren dine on the deck

    goodbye foggy mornings

    goodbye foggy mornings