Wednesday, November 21, 2012


May those of you who celebrate THANKSGIVING on November 22 have a safe and very special day where ever you are. All the best is wished to you.

Monday, November 12, 2012

At the Royal

Each fall the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair comes to our city and we make an effort to go. We enjoy seeing the animals and the various displays. This year my attention was captivated by this.
As soon as I saw the letters on that machine memories flooded into my heart!
"Look Buddy remember this?"
"Oh it's like ours," he said ginning. 
We turned to get a better view.

We had owned an old red Cockshutt model 40 (1950) when we owned a farm, our home away from the hectic city life from 1988 to 2005. 
Even Buddy had turns at the wheel on the back field trails.
I miss that part of our lives. My dream was to retire to the farm but hubby could not bare to leave his well established practice. 
Now we enjoy all things farm at the Royal.

Monday, November 5, 2012


 At the pond we saw lots of familiar bird types but recently we came upon on pair of fowl that has us perplexed. Any idea what these lovely creatures are known as?

They have red on their heads and a white ring around their neck. The body is mostly black with some white spots at the wings. They were very patient as many stopped to photo graph them. I was impressed. If only I had taken my Rebel with me that day.