Nature ๐ŸŒฟ

  • Went down to the ‘Rents lake house to celebrate my Father’s birthday, and of course, enjoyed some good wine. ๐Ÿท

    A glass of red wine sits on a wooden surface, with blurred green trees and a lake in the background.

    My little brother took us out on the boat after the barbecue.

    Gentle waters extend towards a tree-lined shore under a cloudy sky.

    It really is beautiful down there, especially when most of the folks aren’t on the lake. ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿ“ท

    Clouds scatter across the sky over a serene lake surrounded by trees.
  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 15: Small

    Two geese and their goslings swim in blue water. Text:

    Little baby birds, so small and cute, at one of the local parks. ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ† #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 14: Cactus

    Various cacti and desert shrubs occupy a landscaped area, under a partly cloudy sky. The text '' overlays the bottom right.

    The last time I was in Arizona, I was out walking / jogging / running…and found a park full of cactus. ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿœ๏ธ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 11: Sky

    Billowing clouds dominate the view against a dark, moody sky. The website '' overlays at the bottom.

    I always enjoy the window seat when traveling, as commonplace as flying has become, the ability to soar into the sky amazes me. (I took this photo on a trip across the pond to Europe a few years ago, we were flying into the night.) โœˆ๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒ— #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 8: Prevention

    A warning sign reads 'DANGER DO NOT GO BEYOND THIS POINT' against a backdrop of tropical sea and sky. The website address '' is visible.

    Warning signs are a great danger prevention, even in paradise…aka, Hawaii; the beach was rocky and treacherous below. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ–๏ธโš ๏ธ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 5: Serene

    Sunset over choppy water with clouds partly obscuring the sun and darkening the skyline; the text reads ''

    There is nothing quite so serene as the sun setting on the beach / ocean. ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 4: Foliage

    A brown rabbit sits in green grass near lush bushes under sunlight, with the text '' overlaid at the bottom right.

    Cute little baby bunny, attempting to blend in with the foliage, eyeing the unripened raspberries in the backyard. ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿชด๐ŸŒฑ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 2: Flowers

    White bell-shaped flowers (lily of the valley) hanging from a curved stem amid broad green leaves; a white wall in the background.

    Lily of the Valley has always been my favorite flower. Some of my earliest memories are of me and Grandma, picking them on a shady hill at her old house. My Partner planted a ton of them in the backyard a few years ago. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒผ #mbapr

  • Morning coffee with a morning view… โ˜•๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท

    A mug rests on a wooden rail overlooking a snow-covered landscape with evergreen trees and a colorful sunrise sky. Text:
  • Decided to escape the house for a bit of nature with the Partner; in our defense, the sun was out when we started on our walk. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ

    It was a lovely walk, about four miles, in a local city park. ๐Ÿ“ท

  • Went skiing earlier, the first time in seven years. We had a great time but good grief, I’m sore…where is a hot-tub when you need one?! ๐Ÿคฃโ›ท๏ธ๐Ÿ“ท

    (Not pictured: the massive amount of beginners on the slopes, they were everywhere, crashing into everything. ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ)

    A red snow groomer with a front blade is parked on a snowy surface, near pine trees and a clear sky overhead. A snowy ski slope with skiers and a chairlift, surrounded by trees under a blue sky with wispy clouds. Skiers descend a snowy slope with trees and clear skies. Skiers disembark from a chairlift atop a snowy hill. A snowy landscape with skiers on slopes and a chairlift, amidst leafless trees against a cloudy sky. Ski lift chairs ascend above a snowy slope with skiers; textured clouds and a setting sun provide the backdrop.
  • ๐Ÿ“ท Going on a walk during the lunch break always helps clear my head. ๐Ÿ™ƒ

    Tree with yellow and orange leaves, in front of an asphalt paved street.
  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 29: Contrast

    View of the St. Lawrence River, with ice chunks occupying most of the surface, at night, with houses covered in snow and streets with lights at the bottom of the picture. On the upper part of the picture, across the river, lights can be seen up and down a bluff, with a few well-light buildings prominent in the cloudy night sky.

    A view from the Terrasse Dufferin during February; I always love Quebec in winter…the contrast of light and dark, ice and life…it’s lovely. โ„๏ธ๐Ÿ’ก #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 21: Fall!

    Wooden bench in a park, with yellow leaves covering the ground and some on the bench. There is a paved trail in the background, with yellowing trees throughout the photo.

    There is nothing like the crunch of leaves underfoot as you’re strolling around a local park during the Autumn / Fall season. ๐ŸŒณ๐Ÿ‚ The only thing missing is a pumpkin-spice flavored drink. ๐Ÿ˜†โ˜•๏ธ #mbsept

  • ๐Ÿ“ธ September 2023 Micro.Blog photo challenge. Day 19: Edge!

    View of the sky and ocean, from an airplane; the ocean is a deep blue/purple below, with a hint of sunlight appearing on the water from behind the clouds, while the white wing of the plan is across the middle of the image.

    Any time I fly, I always feel like I’m at the edge of the world, especially when going over large bodies of water. This is the sunrise from my first trip to Europe, ten-ish years ago, flying into Amsterdam. ๐ŸŒฅ๏ธโœˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ #mbsept