Gone but not Forgotten (WPC)

Having loaded the car after a grocery shop in the new year, just as I was getting into the car I looked down, noticing something out of the corner of my eye.

Amongst the flattened leaves and discarded cigarette butts in the gutter was a lone red poppy from Remembrance Day.

Gone but NEVER Forgotten

Having lost more than a few of these red poppies myself it wasn’t that surprising to see it. As to there being no more wars, well, that would be surprising. You have to ask… “mum, how much longer?”

Glacial Dew Drops – Monochrome Madness 56

New buds and raindrops, do you get the feeling Spring is in the air?!

Glacier Dew Drops

The continuing cycle of life, it’s wonderful. Let’s hope its something we never have to question… “mum, how much longer?”

Tipping the Hand of Beauty

Tulips for me always represent the arrival of Spring, even when they’re in a display at the Bellagio in Las Vegas!

Tulips Tipping the Hand of Beauty

We knew the Bellagio was going to be an impressive hotel, but little did we appreciate on what scale this would be until we saw the garden of potted flowers which we could actually walk through IN THEIR FOYERSeriously?

Even before we arrived in Canada it was our plan to create multiple pots of flowers, herbs and vegetables for our decks.

Each year I buy hanging pots filled with growing color, and each year my daughter enquires about our own pots of plants and… “mum, how much longer?”

Butterflies of Bellagio


Weren’t we just a tad taken back on checking into the Bellagio to discover in their foyer was a conservatory… of butterflies no less. It was simply incredible!

Ahh… the Bellagio, good times, good memories, WHAT a way to spend an Easter! As to another Eater there… “mum, how much longer?”


When crossing the Panama Canal, one thing you can be assured of seeing is plenty of sea CONTAINERS!

Hence it came as no surprise when we docked at Cartagena, Columbia to see many of these containers along-side us.

Containers of Columbia

These containers were continually being loaded and unloaded. There was no time to even be considering… “mum, how much longer?”

Talk about a STELLER view – Monochrome Madness 55


Against the starkness of the snow, these two Steller’s Jay birds certainly added a beautiful contrast!

What a Stella View of all the Snow!

It had been ages since we’d seen any of these birds but after some fresh snow they appeared from nowhere.

Hence there was no more wondering… “mum, how much longer?”