Florists – This post is for you!

There will come a time when the flowers will fall asleep in the snow.  My walks will become more brisk and I will have a warm cloak and scarf to ward off the chill.   The leaves will cushion the walkways even as the earth accepts the coldness. Florists make our world beautiful all year around.  …

A Thought Provoking Blog Award

On August 17, 2012, LadyBudd received a nomination for the prestigious A Thought Provoking Blog Award by Lizzie Joy and her life-affirming blog, Lizzie Joy’s Photo Suite.  I am honoured to accept the nomination, and even more excited to connect with a fellow blogger who shares my interest in photography. Lizzie Joy celebrates life through…

Un-Birthdays are the best!

“There are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents, and only one for birthday presents, you know.” Lewis Carroll   They say that when you have a birthday, you start your life anew.  Lewis Carroll, who brought us Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, reminds us that there are…

Canada Day July 1, 2012

    O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard…

The Loonie – Happy Birthday

A very happy birthday to our iconic Canadian Loonie!   June 30, 1987, the government replaced the one dollar paper bill with a shiny, gold-coloured, 11 sided coin.  It was a hit with everyone:  taxpayers because it was predicted to save them  $175- $250 million over 20 years, the vending-machine operators who envisioned higher profits and…

Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo. There will be dancing in the streets, parades and banners, delicious and spicy foods. So today I celebrate by remembering the warmth of a Mexican vacation where turquoise waters, vibrant flowers and exotic drinks came together. And the butterflies – the beautiful, beautiful butterflies…