Sunday, October 9, 2016


October is our month of brilliant colours
cooler temps
bright blue skies
adding another layer to cut any unexpected chill
time to discover new places ~~ 

this is the Shubenacdie River 
which we discovered on the weekend
the colours were magnificent 
it inspired Daddy Ron to create the piece above
the original picture is below 

closer to home the backyard 
is ablaze with this 
Japanese Bloodgood Maple
still waiting for the 
Acer Palmatum Dissectum
to offer its unreal display

so while you wait 
I will show you what happens to 
yours truly
when Daddio 
gets lost in his world.

Friday, September 23, 2016


Right now I am in 7th heaven!

My new boyfriend
Argentine Tango Partner

A Youthful Doodle
who completes me!

I am teaching Schooner how to manoeuvre
since he is all of 16 months 
which apparently doesn't 
curb your enthusiasm. 

As you may have noticed my gorgeous hair has been sheered off
"to within an inch of my Doodle Life".
I personally feel better 
because this passed summer was so unnatually hot and humid
many "hot spots" and "lady itchies"
thus the short hair.

Don't you just love our connection!
It's as though we were meant to be together

Paso Doble anyone!?!
(click the words Paso Doble
to view a video skip ahead to 3 minute mark)

Do I hear UNCLE?

All kidding aside ~
this was a moment to remember 
a moment which brought me screaming back to my youth
a moment of sheer doodle bliss
Doodles play in a certain fashion
I know exactly how to do this.
Funny thing is so does SCHOONER!
It's in our DNA!

A sample of play and doodle talk!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016


Now that I have caught your attention ~
Look who we found on the rocks last week in need of some massive hugs
and licks from yours truly!

It's our dear, dear friend Louise from
This Coloradan/Nova Scotian dog lover is game for pretty much anything,
so we spent 2 days showing her a few of our favourite places.
(Psst: this is a bayberry hedge along one of the cliffs)

 Everywhere we went the humans kept hugging.
Here's Ron and Louise 
after fishcakes and beans, salad, gingerbread, coffee
and laughing at a french cafe nearby.

Re-discovering the paragliders near MacDonald House on the hill
turned out to be exceptional because the wind was super warm
and there were so many sails flitting about the skies.

 Once again warm hugs coming from Jim this time
after the french cafe meal.

Another unbelievably scrumptious meal was had at 
a restaurant near Peggy's Cove ~

see what I mean
fishcakes again
portobello burger
deep fried fish and chips
(hungry yet?)

so after desserts
to keep up the hugging tradition
Louise and Jim
act up 
while returning to the car
Humans please!

A trek out onto the barrens was necessary.
You know what?
I can't remember if this was before or after that 
mouth watering meal.
But as you can see we all needed some fresh air 
laughter again!

We found this beautiful lake to throw Mr. Orangie.
Louise has the honours of course.

Another black Lab joined in because this was too much fun to pass up.

Across the road on Queensland Beach
Louise and Ron saw this cool Doodle
with the dyed blue hair.
Whattaya think?
Should I?

Do you think we all had a supreme time
laughing and hugging?

Seriously, there so much to be said about 50 year friendships
which began many years ago
with a huge space in between of living our own lives,
social media intervenes
et voila 
back together again.
Ain't it all good!

I do believe I did a good thing today Charlie Brown
am so happy for those three humans.
Life is good
so Good!

Monday, August 1, 2016


August has slipped into my world.

 High on the hill the warm breezes play with the grasses and flowers ~

as I amble through them seeking out anything to sniff

also watching that I don't get in the way of these flying humans
high over head ~

across the waters on that spit of land a couple discover their own nirvana

realizing that a morning dew 
only makes the remainder of the day
that much more magical

So come along with yours truly
perhaps this will give you a bit of nirvana.
Namaste, my friends!

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Happy 43rd Anniversary to my 2 Dads!!
These 3 buttercups 
our family
May our world make your world a bit sweeter today!

Thursday, June 23, 2016


Swimming this morning in the North West Arm
without a Doodle care in the world ~

A two-step was in full swing inside this luscious pink rose

a solo engorgment of pollen by this bee as we stared down inside

so still 
so beautiful 
so Lady Bug 

almost translucent hiding in amongst the stamens

the white roses are a fresh pink before opening up to us

blackberry blooms so crinkly 

I continue to swim
rescuing Mr. Orangie from a fate worse than death.

As I return to the top of the hill 
I hear the buzzing of yet another bee
totally lost in all these blossoms ~

while Jim snoozes on the bench soaking up the beautiful summer warmth
and I take a reprieve from fetching and chewing Mr. Orangie 
within an inch of his orange life.
I do love our summers especially getting lost in the park, 
meeting friends,
listening to the bees
devouring a green salad
anytime I want.
I Love My Summers!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Today is a day of remembrance in my Daddy Ron's family.
A day which honours his father Flight Lieutenant Gordon W.A. Troke
who would have been 100 on this June 14th, 2016.

Ron's father died on June 24, 1952 
based in North Bay, Ontario 
after re-enlistening for the Korean War.

were all his father knew and owned.

This information was garnered from "cieldegloire" website.
(if you decide to view this site ^^
you must translate from french. 
The photos above are the english version 
translated by'll noticed some unlikely translations)

With only one memory etched in his mind of his father,
Ron says he always wanted to know his history, to know the feeling of flying
and his father's strength and fortitude of mind.
This link below will show you spitfires flying and photographed by handheld method.
Ron said that these were the answer for him.
The crisp sharpness of the photos are so exacting and helped give a true feeling for his father's bravery and daredevil.
There is a video as well after the 5th photo which with the silence makes the moment even more profound.


Thanks everyone for my indulgence
may peace
surround you on this special day.