Happy Earth Day!

“We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Chief Seattle

As the days become longer, and the skies sunnier, we see and hear the birds more often, building nests and calling for a mating partner. It’s the spring time, again, with small flowers emerging through the last layers of snow, with birds singing happily around. The spring that brings everything alive, and never fails to bring us joy! Except maybe for some late snow falls, known under different names, such as “Onion snow”, “Robin snow”, or “Lambing snow”. Nevertheless, the spring is here😊

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The best photos of the year: 2021

Despite 2021 being a tough year, with many ups and downs, and hopes for a normal life, we still had our little joys, witnessing the life emerging in the spring, or watching the sunny skies during the summer time! We were happy to be able to learn a bit of Canadian history in Thunder Bay, and considered lucky to be able to hit the road again, having not one, but two road trips, one in Northern Ontario, along Lake Superior, and one in Quebec, around the Gaspé Peninsula (known as Gaspésie).

Even though some wildfires altered the nature in certain areas and then the rain came to wash out the barren earth, we still had our amazing autumn, when the Mother Nature put up the most exquisite golden dress!

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Playing Santa isn’t so bad!

Cohorts of Santa’s are waiting patiently in most of the stores at this time of the year, alluring the passersby, children and adults alike. They smile, they play, some of them can even dance! With a full bag of surprises, they get eventually a foster house, where cheerful families, longing for the most desired and festive celebration of the year, need a headman for their other decorations.

I always feel super excited when I see so many colourful decorations, and the music plays everywhere, when the stores are super busy with people moving scurrying around, looking for a proper gift. Sometimes I feel intimidated, because it is so hard to chose new ornaments. While I do not over decorate our home, I try to put a personal note every year, as I do not consider necessary to spend lavishly on the eye-catching stuff from every store. Although I want them all😊

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October-Feast in our garden

As the cold season approaches, the little creatures start their annual feast, getting ready for hibernation, or migration. The flowers are still blooming, offering their reach nectar to the ones that like foraging the beautiful gardens.

Many birds, bees, moths, insects, and butterflies consume nectar. Without knowing it, they spread the pollen that is stuck to their body to other plants, therefore pollinating.

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Photo Challenge – Week # 4

Thank you Nilla (from ImageEarthTravel) for initiating a new Weekly Photo Challenge for the month of August and beyond, for everyone who would like to participate. And thank you for the nomination!

Feel free to join this photo challenge, everyone is welcome!

If you accept, the challenge sees you posting a favourite photo each week for a month, that was taken at any time. So now is the time to start digging through all your treasure boxes, or post a recent one if you have something new to share with us. The fun is to guess where the photo was taken, as we suppose to post a photo without any explanation.

Today, I nominate Jyothi, from TravelExploreEnjoy for this challenge. Jyothi, you can post whenever you wish, you can accept the challenge for this coming month, or else later on, if you are too busy now. If you are not interested, then it’s ok, feel free to share this challenge.

Hope this is an easy guess😊 – Have beautiful sunny weekend, wherever you are!!

If you want to take a peek on the last year 10-day travel challenge, you can check here.

Photo Challenge – Week # 3

Enjoying so much the last year 10-day travel challenge, Nilla from ImageEarthTravel has kindly initiated a new Photo Challenge for the month of August and beyond, for everyone who would like to participate. Thank you Nilla for the nomination!

This challenge sees you posting a favourite photo each week for the month of August, and could be taken at any time. So now is the time to start digging through all your treasure boxes, or post a recent one if you have something new to share with us.

The fun is to guess where the photo was taken, as we suppose to post a photo without any explanation. Any comments are actually welcome!

Today, I nominate Allan, from PictureThis for this challenge. Allan, you can post whenever you wish, you can accept the challenge for this month, or else for the next one if you are too busy now. If you are not interested, then it’s ok, feel free to share this challenge.

If you want to take a peek on the last year 10-day travel challenge, you can check here.

Photo Challenge – Week#2

Enjoying so much the last year 10-day travel challenge, Nilla from ImageEarthTravel has kindly initiated a new Photo Challenge for the month of August and beyond, for everyone who would like to participate. Thank you Nilla for the nomination!

This challenge sees you posting a favourite photo each week for the month of August, and could be taken at any time. So now is the time to start digging through all your treasure boxes, or post a recent one if you have something new to share with us.

The fun is to guess where the photo was taken, as we suppose to post a photo without any explanation. Any comments are actually welcome!

Today, I nominate Maggie and Richard, from MonkeysTale for this challenge, as they have so many beautiful photos from around the world. Maggie, you can post whenever you wish, you can accept the challenge for this month, or else for the next one if you are too busy now. If you are not interested, then it’s ok, feel free to share this challenge.

If you want to take a peek on the last year 10-day travel challenge, you can check here.