Howdy and welcome to everyone who has seen fit to follow me. I deeply appreciate your making time in your lives to see my photos and read my comments.

An unpublished photo from four years ago today. An American Goldfinch visited our nyger seed feeder.

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The colours of Christmas

Red – tomato. White – onion and garlic. Green – jalapeno, cilantro, lime (the juice of several limes). Sum = home-made salsa.

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2017 was a good year for Faye and I. we have many things to be grateful for. We have our health. A snug home. Work we are nicely compensated for. Three good dogs in pretty good health. Family and friends.

I want to wish each of you, my readers, a safe and very pleasant Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, winter solstice, the season/event you choose to celebrate. Thank you very much for making time to making time to read, view, comment. I hope to continue making this place worthy of your time.


Turkey Vultures continue soaring above us; their dips, glides, and swoops are so entertaining.

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I want to wish all my readers thank you very much for making time out of your lives to visit, and to like my posts when you see fit.

I also want to wish my Canadian readers a very happy Thanksgiving to you, and to the people you care about.


Fitzi is illuminated, honoured, by a shaft of sunlight.

Wednesday is my scheduled day off from posting. I did not post last night, so this is a catch-up.

I may post irregularly for the next several weeks. Life intervenes. My next post may be tomorrow, or Friday, or another day. I encourage you to stay tuned, to check in.

Thank you to my WordPress readers who think enough of my work to make the time to click ‘Like’, to those of you who follow me; and to my FB readers who make time to read, like, comment. I’m honoured, and deeply grateful.

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Best wishes

I wish each and every one of you, who make the time out of your life to visit my blog, a very – what fits you – merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, good Kwanzaa, good Festivus, pleasant (belated) solstice. Thank you very, very much for your patronage. I wish you a prosperous new year.


Stage 1 complete

Cabinets done, and in time for Christmas. Faye is thoroughly cleaning the sink and counter (if you want a job done thoroughly you can count on Faye.).  The counter is tile which we’d like to replace; it will have to wait until the next refresh.

The next stage will be painting and installing the ceiling and base trim. We’re taking a break from kitchen work so we can prepare our Christmas dinner at enjoy it.

I may or may not post during the next few days. If I don’t, I want to wish each and every one of you, my readers, followers, and commenters, a very merry Christmas, a happy New Year celebration, safe travels, a prosperous 2015. I am deeply appreciative and grateful that you find my photos and comments worth seeing and commenting on, here and on Facebook. Thank you very much.

Cheers and best regards, Andrew

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Thank you


I want to thank every one of you who have taken the time to visit my blog and look at my photos. A particular, deep, and genuine thank you to every person who makes the time to like a post, to comment, to follow me in my mental and photographic meanderings.

I started blogging in June 2013 with the notion of posting less than random thoughts about a number of topics (see About Me for some of those topics). Beyond that I was unsure how, how often I would post, whether people would read, what I would do if no one visited.

Since then I’ve discovered, or rediscovered, an interest in photography. The blog has concurrently evolved into a place to share a few of my photos, and also evolved into a place to share my gratitude for seeing, looking, and appreciating the blessings all around me. My snug home, my healthy dogs, finding beauty in the remarkable and the mundane. Most of all Faye, my sweetie.

I passed 300 posts and 2,000 views recently. Thank you very much, each and every one of my followers. I’m very pleased that you find my posts worth your time.

This is a drama free zone, free of complaints, struggle stories, anger, strife. There’s plenty of that out there for folks who want or need it. Not me, thank you very much. I prefer peace, appreciation, and contemplation. Though you will see the odd post that diverges from the theme, I will continue exploring, expanding on, sharing, it.

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