Violets In My Garden

A moment after the rain….

so peaceful how can one not love this

Memories Never Leave Us. They are in our Hearts no matter what Life brings us in the future.

Droplets of water after the rain makes everything look so fresh.

After The Rain Beauty

Fresh and all full of rain droplets. Love taking this kind of pictures. Planted the Allium bulbs last fall with the hope I would see them this year.

I keep on looking to see if I see a reflection in any of the droplets… One day I will master this too.

Wishing You all a nice Sunday…

Pileated Woodpecker

This was totally amazing to see. First we did hear this loud noise from some kind of bird. Though we had no idea what it was from. I could not believe my luck, a Pileated woodpecker. The largest woodpecker alive in North America. It’s really interesting as I just not long ago was looking up the different kinds of woodpeckers we have here in Canada.

you can see it on the right sitting on a tree trunk. I believe this one is a male.

Here I am walking at Awenda Provincial Park and look what we did see. Unfortunately for me I did not have my telefocus lens with me… but taking my time I did get a flyby shot of this amazing Woodpecker.

A Walk At Awenda

Trillium’s are out in fill bloom all over the forest. We always had seen them towards the end of the season. A drive up to Awenda Provincial Park last Sunday was showing us them in full bloom.

Almost all of the trillium’s here are white..

Was looking to see if I find any pink or red once. Had seen them in another forest just as they started to come into blooming seasons 2 weeks ago.

Magnolia In Bloom

Spring is finally hear…

Though It feels like we skiped Spring once again… with +30 in past days.

So loving this heat…

Well until today.

Rain rain rain all day.

It’s Ok too grass and flowers love it.

My Magnolia tree is In full bloom once again this season… Glad I did get some great pictures before the rain today.

Blooming To Perfection

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Always love taking pictures of water droplets on anything I can find. This day May 9 it was one of those days where we had some rain just the morning off. So I know there would be some great pictures. However this tulip took my eye right over. It was the first one to open up this year and it looked just so special in the new stage of life. Sometimes I feel many people see the beauty in the open flowers only.

This to me was even more special.

I feel the three leaves surrounding the inner pedals, are like a mother hugging her child.

For this shot I used my Canon EOS 70D and used my Macro lens to get it nice and close up.

Have a open mind look for the unusual things in life. See the beauty though your heart and soul….Just have fun.I very seldom modify my pictures. I may crop them here and there to take out extra that is not needed in picture.

Forget-Me-Not

Somehow a bird must have drooped this seed in my garden…

One of my favorite flower in the spring. It has a special meaning to me.. in so many ways. My childhood back home in Switzerland and memories of happiness growing up so free and loved. With bunnies in the garden and us playing with the Guinea pigs in the fields that where our pets. How could you not love to grow up with this kind of happiness.

Some may never ever experience this kind of joy. I am so grateful to have had this kind of joy.

My Mom ( Mutt) and Dad (Vat) always loved us no matter what even now my mom is the most amazing lady I know.

Unconditional Love for her kids.. even if we give her up and downs. Kids kind of do that to their parents… we all know that.

But mom, in my case loves all of me… Dad in heaven is always looking out. I know He doesn’t judge me for my up and downs.

“No one can take this happiness ever away!”

Because no matter what, bonds don’t break … ever.

“loved Once in Heaven are always with us …we never forget them and they are always in our hearts.

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE FOREVER

Love The Sound Of Birds

There is something so beautiful to wake up in the morning with the sound of birds singing. I love to have the window open and hear them sing to me.. well so it seems at least to me..

I love to take there pictures too. So we have Yellow Finch now feeding on the tree in our backyard lately.

Grenada, I’ll Be back One Day

This last morning at the beach was the perfect ending to this amazing trip…

Had this stray dog pop himself down right by my side as I was reading. I thought this was to funny…

Memories and Joy in my life.

I say Thank You to all that made this trip so special and a joy in my Life .

…..Ah Yes already a month passed. It has been so amazing and fun… I am speechless with all I have see and experianced and that in only 23 days.

Do You see what I see?
HEART

Beach Day on Grand Anse, Grenada

Another beautiful Day…Monday January 20th. hearing the ocean surf. They (Resort) say close the balcony doors when you go to sleep…

Not what I want to do… I feel safe and love to falling asleep and waking up with listening to the waves crushing onto the beach. Kind of miss the rocking to sleep on the “Lady Natalie” though. The ground I walk on is moving to the waves….

Going to be another beautiful day by the beach… thinking of where the Lady Natalie may be sailing to on her next adventure as I watch he drift away to in the Sea…what are the chances I’ll be here again one day I ask myself?

Every Day here is beautiful….

My Last Evening sunset joy and happiness.

I say Thank You to all that made this trip so special and a joy in my Life

The Royal Clipper in the harbor of St. George, Grenada
Last evening by the Beach.. Grand Anse
Can you see The Royal Clipper in the distant. So beautiful she has I believe 5 Masts if I recall that correctly.

memory and love in my life.

Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

Day 10 of my Grenada holiday. All 3 crew members left Lady Natalie now… and I have checked in to this beautiful resort called Allamanda Beach Resort right by Grand Anse Beach.

Definitely was speechless once again to see this view this two-mile stretch of creamy-white sand overlooks a sheltered bay. And all right her for me to enjoy the next 3 days. Walked the beach several times, so beautiful..

Was enjoying this time all to mo myself. Something like that I have never done before..peaceful time for me. I enjoyed the first evening just sitting on the beach and looking out to the sea…waiting for the sunset…

as these guys started to run down the beach… I just could not resist asking them to do this again…so I can video them …

Day 9: Sailing Back to Grenada

Getting up In Paradise “Carriacou” one last time… before crew needs to go off Boat tomorrow Day 10 in Grenada. So this time we are not forgetting to put the dingy on deck…

This sailing to Grenada 30 NM of sailing took us I believe 6 hours if I remember correctly. The wind was good. As we sailed on auto pilot across nice soft Sea… LOL I think their is probably a proper sailing term for this.. But I don’t know that yet… I so far have only taken the SKS. But gone to many mentoring evening sails with Grassroots Sailing Centre in past year.

It looks like we all had some moments to be yourself. This back passage made us sleepy… some did read a book, some drifted off into lalal land. Crocheting for a little or soaking up the sunshine on the deck for a bit.. guess who:-) leave it up to me to bring my passion for knitting and crocheting along on any trip.

Arrived in St. George at the Harbor. Look who is right beside us… and in front of us was a Sailboat that had 2 couples on it with their young kids. Sailed across the ocean from France and are on their sailing adventure for 1 full year.. soooo cool. I wish I could do that one day. It was so much fun to be in the Caribbean and hear the children songs I grew up in Switzerland in Swiss German. Honestly It was perfect!!

After a little relaxing hours docked at the marina. We wondered over to the Victory Bar and Restaurant in St. Georges Bay. Very nice place for a beautiful last night together with sailing team.

You should have seen some of these big Yachts and the wealth that goes with it.. Unbelievable. The lighting in them and going into the water..

With this night, my sailing time has come to it’s end here in Grenada… sad moment but I don’t think it will be the last time I was here.

Sandy Island, Caribbean,

Yes I was in total amazement and could not believe how unbelievably blessed I felt as we sailed into this Bay. Paradise Beach on one side of the bay and Sandy Island on the other side. The water OMG I honestly can say I have only one other time (Antigua) seen the water so Turquoise as it is her…

“Sandy Island, off the west side of Hillsborough Bay, is a favorite daytime destination for snorkelers and sailors. It’s a tiny postcard-perfect reef island of glistening sands surrounded by turquoise waters.” 

lol my second attempt snorkeling over to Sandy Beach.. I seem to have a issue with mask filling up with water…

That water was so turquoise blue…. Just wishing we could have stayed longer. I know we all have to get back one day to reality … flights to catch.. new crew coming on board..

Early evening on Lady Natalie.. spending time together so full of laughter, fun moments, time to relax and enjoy the beauty of this incredible Beach.

Day 8: Carriacou, Caribbean Island

Good morning Sunshine…Jan 16th. 2020

Sea-Glass I found on beach this morning

We are still in Carriacou with plans to get supplies for some food and then heading out to do some sailing… but the Kapt’ns agenda for today was, we practice tacking and jibbing.. Ok I think I am getting the hang of this Lady a little more now. We all had turns on the helm to get to feel the wind and sail…smiles If you tracked the moves on the GPS… lol looks more like a bunch of drunken sailors on the helm… just kidding no drinking as we sail.

With making sure Dave and Clinton get on dinghy with all the food provisions safely to get back in the dinghy?

As Clinton and Dave took food back to sailboat.. Us 3 ladies walked the beach to better spot for us to go back onto the dinghy. I found all kinds of nice shells and even sea-glass. not a lot but first time I actually did find some ever.