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Peter remarked yesterday that I almost always seem to come down with something post-traveling, particularly when using some form of public transit. And it’s true! Though I was (thankfully) spared from picking up any nasty bugs the last couple of times [click to continue…]

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On Becoming a Crazy Cat Couple

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Once upon an October day last year, two of our good friends packed up their possessions and moved into the house they’d just bought. They thought it would be just the two of them living there; however, they soon discovered that they weren’t the only [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Beach

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My choice for today’s Photo Friday “Beach” prompt was taken in Victoria, BC when I visited last fall. The fog down at the ocean’s edge was, as they say, as thick as pea soup – so much so that the normally very prominent breakwater was [click to continue…]

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On getting past the fear of “real” cameras

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I have a confession to make. While I am attached to my iPhone and have come to truly adore snapping and editing pictures with it, the idea of using a “real” camera – you know, the kind with all those bells and whistles and lenses and complicated settings and [click to continue…]

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Wordless Wednesday

Fish at the Toledo Zoo Aquarium

How is your week going?
Please share!

NaBloPoMo May 2015

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Not a real Tangled Tuesday post, redux

Oops! Road Sign

It’s been a fun and eventful week for me – which is fantastic! – but as you might guess, a rather packed schedule means that I don’t have a whole lot to report in the tangling department (at least not enough to justify a proper Tangled Tuesday post [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 38 – Photo Stream

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First thing this morning Peter and I, along with a friend and a busload of other ready-for-fun Windsorites, hopped on a shuttle bus and headed stateside to spend the day at the Toledo Zoo. I had an absolutely wonderful time – but after an early morning, lots of [click to continue…]

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gratitude

The city of Windsor is blessed with a gorgeous stretch of accessible riverfront greenspace, and the fact that Peter and I live just over a block away from this wonderful resource is high up on my gratitude list. This past Friday we spent part of a relaxing evening in [click to continue…]

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Photo A Day Challenge – May 1-16, 2015

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Can you believe that we’re midway through May?! It feels like only yesterday that I was sharing my month of April photos for the Fat Mum Slim Photo A Day Challenge, yet already I’ve amassed another couple of weeks’ worth of new ones. Time flies when [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Reflections

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Much as I wish I could share a gorgeous close-up water photo for today’s Photo Friday “Reflections” challenge prompt, I’m afraid such pictures are few and far between in my archives. I’m probably a little too paranoid about dropping my iPhone [click to continue…]

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What would you like to read?

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Today’s post is in the form of a question from me to you. Whether this is your first time visiting Alphabet Salad (welcome!), or maybe you stop by every now and then (and I’m glad you do!), or perhaps you’re someone who never misses a post [click to continue…]

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Wildcard Wednesday No. 11

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I don’t know about you, but I’m COLD today… and when I look out the window I see some rather blustery, gloomy May weather with grey skies and all the trees and bushes tossing in the wind (which doesn’t exactly help!). So with that in mind, I thought it was [click to continue…]

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Not a real Tangled Tuesday post

Oops! Road Sign

This was a rather crazy week, and it’s pretty much all been cat-related. Between vet visits and medical treatment for Felix and Oscar, socializing new kittens (yes, plural… more on that another day!), stocking up on pet food and supplies, and cleaning up [click to continue…]

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#MicroblogMondays 37 – Closeup

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Of all of the olloclip lenses I use with my iPhone, I think I’ve had the most fun with the macro lens. There’s something just so fascinating and fun about being able to get up close to ordinary objects and capture them in a way that’s a little different and [click to continue…]

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gratitude

This is one of those days where I seriously wish someone had invented a reliable, free (or cheap!), easily-accessible teleportation device already… because if they had, I would be able to whisk myself back to Victoria to celebrate Mother’s Day with [click to continue…]

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Light and Darkness

NaBloPoMo May 2015

Henceforth I will look upon all things with love and I will be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it [click to continue…]

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Photo Friday: Detail

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There are a few photos I could have chosen for today’s Photo Friday “Detail” challenge prompt, but in the end I decided to go with one of a dusty, dilapidated picture frame that was left behind in our garage when the previous owners moved out. [click to continue…]

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Plenty of articles have been written about the importance of using photographs in your blog posts to add visual interest and break up large blocks of text. Some discuss where to source images and provide guidelines on appropriate use and copyright restrictions. [click to continue…]

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A2Z-REFLECTIONS

Whew! After spending ALL of my blogging time over the past few days catching up on sharing my regular features after the very busy month of April, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and do a bit of reflection on my participation in the [click to continue…]

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Tangled Tuesday No. 46

A to Z Tangle Sampler - April, 2014

Can you believe that it’s been over a month since my last Tangled Tuesday post?! April with its many fun challenges was a huge flurry of activity, but even amidst all my photography and blogging and NaPoWriMo poetry-writing efforts I still [click to continue…]

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