Photo a Week Challenge – Fleeting

….thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

Fleeting

fleet·ing
/ˈflēdiNG/
adjective
“hoping to get a fleeting glimpse of a whale underwater”
Similar: brief, transient, short-lived, momentary, sudden, cursory, transitory
Children grow up so quickly. A newborn quickly transitions from a helpless babe in your arms to an infant trying to push herself up and learning to express herself vocally. These are all the steps that I’m missing because of COVID-19. Thank goodness for the digital world where I can witness these things second hand.

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Yesterday for a fleeting moment we saw our oldest granddaughter from a safe distance in front of their home in Hamilton. We were able to finally deliver her Easter gifts. Later in the day her mom sent us a photo of her enjoying her gifts.
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Art for Winnie

….still trying to send mail to our granddaughter

Before Easter our daughter put out a request to the family to send snail mail to Winnie. She was missing her friends and family and getting mail addressed to her might cheer her up. To date we’ve sent four envelopes stuffed with art and ideas to make art, stickers and other little surprises. So far three of the envelopes have been delivered.

We knew that we had to make a trip to Hamilton this week so I started making a paper doll house that came with a doll, furniture, dishes, a rug and a kettle. I ordered it on-line from an artist who was giving the templates away for free. I had so much fun putting it together and before I knew it I started to add more features, like a tree, a pathway, a wall in the backyard, and a outdoor lounging chair.49354181-2-CF1-49-A2-B204-B98-AF0733-AA8-1-201-a
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If you check out the website for Dawning Collective you might still be able to get the doll house kit. Have fun!

Lens Artists Photo Challenge – #95 – All Wet

…thanks to Tina from Travels and  Trifles for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge

I recently posted photos of flowers covered with rain drops so I had to go into the archives for these shots.

Our old girl loves the water…..3-B936922-6-B5-E-4-F21-B0-CD-3-D1-EE6483-D77

…do most of the family
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So does her buddy, Olive.
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At the conservatory
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After a rainstorm
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Day 21 – Today’s Dinner

…thanks to Leanne Cole for hosting the 30 Day at Home Challenge

Today’s theme is What’s for Dinner? I didn’t see this prompt until just now but luckily we took photos of our dinner because it was pizza night at Chez Cormier and we like to share with our family. Unfortunately this year we’re only able to share from a distance with photos.11018-DA5-EE69-4-C3-B-AC09-D921581138-FA
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30 Day at Home Challenge – Day 14

…I’ve finally caught up….today’s theme is Family

Thanks to Leanne Cole for hosting this fun challenge. Today we are suppose to photograph a family member. Since my husband and I are the only ones in our house right now, besides the dog, I decided to share this photo.  I took this on the weekend when I was feeling particularly sad. He brought a smile to my face while he was doing what he loves to do….cook for me.
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Top Dog

…thanks to Becky B for hosting #squaretops

We’ve owned three dogs during our married life. The first two were Golden Retrievers. We had Abby for almost eight years before she passed and Scully lived to the ripe old age of 15 years and 40 days. My husband always said that when Scully went we wouldn’t get another dog…..until he met Frances.

Frances came to us as a puppy because our oldest daughter who had been working from home got a brand new job that required her to leave the house every day. Not ideal for training a new dog. My husband agreed to look after her until a new owner could be found but after one week with us he couldn’t give her up. She is now 13 1/2 and has slowed down considerably.

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