We call him Buck, Buck Rogers! (Wordless Wednesday)








Verscratchy (JHC: Cat)

Today I’m joining in the Halloween Challenge hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells. Jennifer has dedicated this month to all things Halloween – nominating a different subject matter for each and every day of the week. Today’s word is CAT!


Now you may be thinking this cat isn’t that scary but you’d be wrong. It represents the dark-side of our fur-balls! If you’ve ever been owned by a cat you’d know they LOVE scratching, particularly new, expensive or irreplaceable items.

Nothing sends a shiver down one’s spine faster than that of a cat scratching NOT at it’s scratching post. No matter how tired or sore you might be at the end of the day, as soon as you hear that first claw hits its intended target, you are bounding over furniture with spray bottle in hand to confront the guilty party. And cats always know when you are at your weakest!






(EXTRA) ordinary Kale (WPC)

When I took this photo at the supermarket over the week-end, little did I realize how perfect it was for this week’s Daily Post Challenge of (Extra) ordinary.

These water droplets on the fresh kale leaves I found absolutely glorious on the background of bright green. I couldn’t help but take a few quick shots with my phone-camera.

(Extra) ordinary Kale!

It also highlighted how desensitized my children are with my taking photos now as just as I was about to take this photo my daughter called to asking what I was doing. “Taking a photo of Kale“, was my reply. “Okay, see you there then.”

My darling girl didn’t miss a beat and didn’t question what I was doing when she found me, she chatted away as if I was folding laundry at home. Not standing in yet another awkward position, attempting to catch “the shotLOVE IT!






The Warmth of the Sun

It was if this rose was purposely leaning into the warmth of the morning sun, despite being in a vase!

White Rose Bud

Oh, the sunshine we’ve had this week, it has been absolutely incredible and I’m not even a sun person, lol!

To think, at the beginning of this week snow was forecast for this week-end. Now as the clouds roll in one does wonder… “mum, how much longer?”

Easter Salad – NOW we’re talking!

Easter Salad - works for me!

Here’s lookin’ at you kid!

There’s just something about Pelicans that I find so appealing. Particularly the Pelicans in Australia as they are so beautifully white.

Pelican Eye

Don’t you dare think you can fish without sharing your bait with them otherwise you’ll find them moving closer and closer to you with a look in their eye that says… “mum, how much longer?”

Pros and Cons of Social Networking

Social Networking - the old fashioned way!

Morning Moon – Monochrome Madness 54

Looking out my front door one morning I was surprised to see the moon “just over there“, behind the trees across the road.

Morning Moon - quite by chance!

Honestly, I did attempt to capture this moment using a tripod but Sir Fergus had made a run for it whilst the door was open hence my attention was on the cat not the moon. 😦

As to another opportunity with such near-perfect conditions for capturing the moon…   “mum, how much longer?”

Oh how time flies my little Cherry Blossom!

Was it really only twelve months ago Miss Eleven and I had our “girls only” week in Vancouver? If so, then it must be time for the Cherry Blossoms to once again be in bloom there!

Cherry Blossom Buds

There’s nothing more beautiful then the sight of Cherry Blossoms filling the trees like ornaments on a Christmas tree. Now, as to when I shall see them again… “mum, how much longer?”

Icicles Up Close and Personal

When it comes to icicles, any icicles, I have to admit I’m a sucker for them.

So when the snow began melting off rooftops, I was in absolute heaven looking at the many and varied icicles that were forming here, there, and everywhere!

Icicles - Up Close and Personal

Some were longer than my legs (not that THAT is any great challenge) whilst others were all twisted and tangled little things. It’s interesting to note that after our snowstorm, many of the icicles tasted like smoke.

It got to the point the children were actually a tad wary of taking an icicle because of this, asking about the return of the natural flavoured icicles and… “mum, how much longer?”