…I wish I were there to be doing it too!

I wonder what Piglet is doing, thought Pooh

I wish I were there to be doing it too. 

Today, my daughter completed her undergrad degree, so I do actually know what my girl is doing – unlike Pooh wondering what Piglet is doing. But, I truly wish I were there – to help her celebrate, to help her appreciate the magnitude of her accomplishment.

In a few weeks, I will be able to share her graduation with her. Until then, I’ll just be wishing!



“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,

it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude” – A.A. Milne


The list of things for which I feel gratitude is long.

Sunshine and purple flowers definitely appear on that list.



The miracle of bees

I love to photograph things that crawl and fly. Yet, being allergic to bees, it’s not always in my own best interest to photograph bees. But a couple of years ago, my hubby got me a great lens that allows close up shots while standing a ways back. Thankfully!

This shot, like the one from July 27, was taken at the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens in Vail, Colorado last month. This is a beautiful garden that I highly recommend. More shots to come in the days ahead.


Where the wildflowers grow….


We recently visited Colorado and were invited to visit the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratories (RMBL) in Gothic, Colorado. Our son, Kyle, has a friend, Jane, working on her doctorate at the University of Toronto and doing some field work at RMBL. Jane not only toured us around RMBL but then took us on an amazing hike (after a crazy drive along winding, steep roads) up to some fields of wildflowers. Truly a once in a lifetime experience, one that photos cannot do justice to.