Spider Webs in Spring Mother Natures Doilies ~

This morning was a beautiful one.  Lots of dew on the trees. Anyhow I got a call from my hubby who was going to work and he said “you should see all the spider webs down our road there must be hundreds all along both sides like an army getting ready for battle lol…”  So knowing me I grab my camera (keep in mind I still have the flannel pj’s on ..lumberjack design) off I went.  It was truly awesome… I couldn’t do it justice so I took a picture of part of the road and it looks like there are little aliens on the bushes… That is the first shot the rest are shots of the different webs.  I swear this is where people who crochet got their first designs for doilies… back in the day.

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for some interesting facts on spiders please visit this site


History of Doilies

History of doilies

Owl ~

Caught this fella looking for his supper last night.  It was fascinating to watch his moves.    Every time he heard a chipmunk or squirrel he would move his head around. One fact I looked up is they have incredible hearing FACT 15 The last of our owl facts relates to their hearing. It is believed their hearing is so powerful that if they were placed in a 30-feet square room, with a mouse hidden in it somewhere, they would be able to detect where it was purely from being able to hear its heartbeat! They have an amazing ability to sense the slightest movement and sound. Their ears are located next to their eyes in what is called their facial disc. This part of their face filters and funnels sounds and gives these creatures their ability to detect prey at such great distances.

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He is not a barn owl but the facts are interesting just the same.     For more “Owl facts” please visit…


Barn Owl Facts


Remembrance Day 2016 ~

This blog is in memory of my Dad fondly remembered as TIB, Tommy or Ian.  Who at this time of year I think of a little more often. As Remembrance Day is just around the corner.

My Dad was accepted into the Canadian Army in November 1948.  He was 18 years old. He was sworn in to The Royal Canadian Engineers March 3, 1949. He retired on August 6, 1980.  dadblog

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Dad served in the Korean War from April 1951 to May 1952.  He was a Sapper /Field Engineer.  He deactivated land mines and built bridges while serving there. In my opinion he had nerves of steel.  In July of this year I received this in the mail. It is an Ambassador For Peace medal from the Minister of Patriots & Veterans Affairs , Republic of Korea. I know Dad would be honoured to have received this medal in recognition for his time served in the Korean War. medal-1 dsc_3110wdsc_3114biggerdsc_3111biggerdsc_3112biggerdsc_3120w

I have included photos from Dad’s album from the time he was in Korea. I thought they might be of interest to some.

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Canada in Korea