Wednesday, May 27, 2009

ABC Wednesday - S is for Spectacular!

I'm out of town again - it's so hard to keep up when one is not in one's usual routine! It's another picture from where I am - Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the view from our window.
Our third window, by the way. My husband, Goldilocks, wasn't happy until we were given a room on the 18th floor! Perseverance pays off....spectacular views were the reward. I haven't been here in years and years and it's amazing to see the power of water.
Horseshoe Falls - Canadian side

American Falls - States side

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

ABC Wednesday - R is for Resplendent

I am away this week at a conference, and I didn't think I'd get a chance to post an entry for this week, but I couldn't resist... There is a peacock strolling around the grounds of the conference center where I am staying and he is delighting most (and irritating some) of us with his shrieks and calls - throughout the night! These are the best pictures I could get at this time. (I didn't know they roosted in trees!)

I caught him through my window this morning...

I haven't seen him show off his tailfeathers yet, but I'll keep my camera ready - just in case.

UPDATE: I got him! He came back to the courtyard and fussed and ruffled and finally gave us all a peek at his full regalia! (Oh, I could have used that word today!)

He twirled and twirled for us...and then closed up his feathers and walked away.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

ABC Wednesday - Q is for Queen for a Day!

This is a birthday card I received this year and this is the post I wrote to go along with it.

I felt much the same this past Sunday on Mother's Day, with my (grown up) kids around me and a glass of rose champagne in my hand. It's good to be the Queen.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

ABC Wednesday - P is for Plastic

I have my "green" hat on today. Right in the middle of my ruminations about what to post for the letter P I came across an interesting YouTube video called "Plastic Plague". From National Geographic it is a short report on the damaging effects of plastic on our oceans and wildlife.
I know we all know this, but after viewing it, I suddenly wondered what I should do about this...

I could try my hand at "artificial" flowers...but I'm thinking that I would not be so good at it...

Any other ideas? If I can recycle my plastic bags and keep that part of my impact on the earth to a minimum maybe I can come up with some others, too. I've been carrying my own shopping bags for awhile now, so once this supply is gone - then my work will be done - for plastic bags anyway....
Happy Earth Day - every day.

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