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?”