Great Blue Heron


The largest heron in North America. This Great Blue Heron stands four feet tall and has a wingspan of seven feet long. This Heron is often seen standing perfectly still in shallow water, where it waits for fish or frogs to come within the range of its long and sharp-pointed bill. A perfect summer day to watch it glide over the water and disappear into the marsh.

A Mayor in the making

James and I were sitting at the dining room table this morning having our snack when James saw one of our elderly neighbours walk by.

“Oh! I have to say, ‘hi’ to that guy,” James said as he jumped down from his seat.

He rushed to the front door which was closed and locked. James struggled with the lock but couldn’t get it open so he began to wail and even threw himself on the floor in frustration. I got up to help him open the door and the wailing turned into instant appreciation.

“Thank you, Mommy.”

He dashed out the front door and ran to the end of the driveway. He stopped and looked down the sidewalk where our neighbour had gone oblivious of James. Then he pointed and said, “Ah! I see him! Man! Man! I want to say, ‘hi’ to you!”

James ran full speed to the end of the block, his little legs and arms moving so quickly I worried he would topple over. He was out of earshot but I saw him gently grab the man’s leg and give it a squeeze before turning and running back to me.

“So, did you say, ‘hi,’ James?”


“And what did the man say to you?”

“He said, ‘Go home.”

Happy Canada Day!


Thank you to Theresa and Sue for this incredible arrangement and pop-in visit! I was busily extracting a velcro sheet from Emma’s fine hair when they arrived so it very much brightened my day! Happy Canada Day!

Move over Granny-panties

“Elizabeth, can you do me a favour and run downstairs to the dryer and get a pair of underwear for yourself and grab mine too?”

“Well, I would except I can’t tell your underwear from Dad’s so no.”