Share Your World – March 12, 2018

….thanks to Cee for hosting Share Your World

If a distant uncle dies and you were always his favorite and leaves you $50,000 (any currency) in his will, what would you do?

I think I would use some of the money to do some repairs around the cottage and then take a chunk to travel to London, England. With any money left over I would divide it amongst my children.

What sound or sounds do you love?

I love the sound of birds in the morning, cicadas on a hot summer day and the laughter of children.

What’s your middle name?  Why?

My middle name is Hildegard. I was named after my maternal grandmother. I always hated the name and wouldn’t tell any of my friends for fear of being teased. I actually never realized until much later that I was named after my grandmother. I knew her name was Hilde but I never realized that it was shortened from Hildegard. I wouldn’t have had a problem telling people that my middle name was Hilde.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This past week I attended two wonderful concerts with friends. The first was an afternoon concert featuring the Elias String Quartet and the second one was Tan Dun’s Water Passion After St. Matthew.

On Saturday my husband and I drove to Hamilton to spend the day with our daughter and granddaughter. Of course that brought huge smiles to our faces. As she gets older we find that we can actually carry on conversations with her and she happily instructs us on how   to play with her. IMG_1167.JPG


Roda’s Critter Connection – Monday, March 12, 2018

….thanks to Roda for hosting Roda’s Critter Connection

Every Monday Roda invites all of us to post our favourite photo of a critter. It can be large or small, creeping or crawling, flying through the air or just posing for our cameras.

This week I’ve chosen a photo of an exotic frog. I went to an exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington and was fascinated by the variety of frogs one can find in the world. Most of them sat very still and the waxiness of some made them appear fake or plastic. All of them blended into their environment really well and you had to really look to find them, even the really colourful ones.