Friday, April 29, 2016

Project 366: Week 17

Another Friday, another round of photos taken for ‘Project 366 – 2016’. This week has been very busy and the weekend will be, too. More on that another time. But despite everything, I did manage to put together seven images to share with you today.

This week's photo theme: Garden Awakenings

Friday, April 22, 2016
"One of the first flowers to put on a show in the spring."

Project 366, Day 113: Daffodils

Saturday, April 23, 2016
"They may be small but these dainty flowers pack a punch in the garden.”

Project 366, Day 114: Dainty

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Bold and Beautiful
"Red is one of the most eye-catching colours in the garden."

Project 366, Day 115: Bold and Beautiful

Monday, April 25, 2016
"One of the most beautiful sights in the garden is the first signs of a plant making its way into the world after a long winter."

Project 366, Day 116: Unfurling

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
"They may be a nuisance to you on your lawn, but dandelions are beneficial in so many ways.”

Project 366, Day 117: Dandelions

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Pretty In Purple
“Purple is associated with words like mystery, royalty, prestige, magic and spirituality. In the garden, it's simply beautiful.”

Project 366, Day 118: Pretty In Purple

Thursday, April 28, 2016
A Burst Of Colours
“Why settle on just one colour? This little plant is doing it right!”

Project 366, Day 119: A Burst Of Colours

What I've learned this week:
Take breaks in the garden and let nature soothe you.
Overcast days are fabulous for photographing flowers.
Every single spring I am always in awe of the way the earth awakens.
I am grateful for another week and all the joys it has brought with it.

And that’s it for now. Thanks for visiting, everyone, and have a beautiful weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

So We Finally Settled On A TV Series

As I've stated before, I haven’t watched anything on TV at its scheduled time since my younger daughter was a year old. That was almost 18 years ago. The most amazing man in the world and I typically enjoy movies or binge-watch long running series, many times older ones; the most recent one being the X-Files right after we wrapped up Seinfeld.

But we've been searching for something more recent and exciting and captivating to tune into. And after much consideration, we finally settled on one. I'll let you guess which one (for those who have been following it).

Here's a hint:

Here's another one:

And here's what we established about the character, Joffrey Baratheon, within a couple of episodes:

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, we decided to watch every episode of every season of Game of Thrones until we've caught up to the rest of you who are tuning into this. Only two shows in and we're already hooked. It's not like we (especially me) didn't know about this. My two daughters have read the fantasy novels by American author, George R. R. Martin, that this TV series is based on.

And my older daughter even named her cat that she adopted from the local humane society when she stayed with us for a few months in  2012, Daenerys.

My daughter's cat, Dany (short for Daenerys)

But now we're actually seeing what it's all about. And enjoying it. We are just at the starting line but we'll catch up to the rest of you in no time!

Are you a fan of this TV series?

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cell Phones

Up until last February, I had a basic cell phone with limited capabilities. You couldn't even really text with it; that was a struggle. It was so outdated that people were really curious about it; they'd never seen that style before or they hadn't seen it

Then my daughter upgraded to a new phone and new plan and I offered her some money for her old one. And I became a smartphone owner; part of the modern world, albeit slightly outdated.

Even so, I still barely if ever use this new gadget and only a handful of people have the number, mostly family and a couple of close friends. I don't even have a data plan on it; I pay as I go (only 10.00 a month!) and use free Wi-Fi when I'm outside of the home.

Something to make you smile!

I admit that having this phone is certainly handy for texting my brother and two daughters, especially the one that's away for university, but even that only happens occasionally. I'm determined not to get caught up in this cell phone addiction that seems to be plaguing humanity. There is a beautiful world out there and I don't want to lost sight of it!

What about you? Do you have a cell phone? Do you text a lot? Are you addicted to your phone?