Do you believe?

“I think we have to believe in things we don’t see. That’s really important for all of us, whether it’s your religion or Santa Claus, or whatever. That’s pretty much what it’s about.” – James Caan Merry Christmas to all who believe. Continue reading Do you believe?

Christmas Past

win badgeChristmas without a tree, without the lights and the tinsel; no shopping even or presents to wrap – it was wonderful.  The children were 18, 17, 16, 15 and 14 – yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking but we were a newly blended family – I didn’t produce all those kids myself.  If I had I probably wouldn’t be here to remember that Christmas.\


triangleWe were a rather strange blended family in that we didn’t have to blend all that much.  One son and daughter lived in western Ontario; their father, my husband, lived in eastern Ontario; the other three children and I lived in northern Ontario – three points of a triangle, with a thousand miles between each point. This was our new age family.

The hectic holiday season approached – as you might imagine, ours could be either quite hectic, or very quiet and a bit lonely.  But that year my husband Continue reading “Christmas Past”

Do you see what I see?

I was playing at my computer the other day (Yes! I know, I’m at my computer a lot – my dog tells me so) I took this photo, taken in my own backyard in the fall –
yellows of autumn against dark clouds
not an especially striking photo, I agree.  And then I started playing in Photoshop and Photoscape in the manner of I-wonder-what-this-does … and low and behold, look what was lurking within my photo – (I hope this isn’t too obscure, my husband says it’s obscure, but I see … Continue reading “Do you see what I see?”