With a substantial snowfall this week, many people are quoting T. S. Eliot‘s description of April as “the cruellest month“. Indeed, after such a lengthy winter, the label seems apt.

One robin, in particular, must have wondered about that blast of winter weather. I caught a photo of that certain robin in our driveway. Happy to say my picture was chosen for a local Weather Watcher photo on Thursday.

This week, for many, is full of celebration and observance with Passover (Pesach) and Easter (Paschal). Best to all who are celebrating.

Despite these happy moments, the world seems to be spinning on a very negative axis with missing planes, drowned ships and a Russian leader who has spun out of control.

The April weather might be considered as cruel; however the misguided, totalitarian actions of Putin demonstrate cruel ambition, the cost of which is paid by many. What century is he living in? With the snow melted and the sun shining outside, I wonder. I really wonder.

Apologies for writing on such a sad note but the news from eastern Europe is hard to fathom in the 21st century.

Ducks in the pond swim peacefully, round and round. Maybe it’s time for some leaders and countries to co-exist, like the ducks.

Time to write a poem or two.

Take care, All! Peace 🙂

Ducks at the pond
Ducks at the pond







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Celebrations, big or small, add so much to the daily routines of our lives.

This week, on a personal author note, I would like to celebrate  that one of my fiction titles was posted this week at the Small Town Authors website.

English: Map of Port_Elgin, Ontario, and Lake ...

My story–Best in the Bruce!— is written in an acrostic format with each sentence beginning with a letter of the alphabet–26 sentences from A to Z. It was a challenging venture but I was intrigued by writing this fiction as I drew on favourite holiday haunts from visits to the Bruce Peninsula in Ontario when our children were young. The Peninsula, which juts between Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, is rich in natural beauty.Please check out the link if you wish.

Celebrations of all types bring to mind favourite childhood stories, books read by myself as a child or shared with my children as a family.

March seems to be a month of celebrations, it seems to me. With family birthdays, St. Patrick’s Day, and frequently, Passover and Easter, there are many festive days. That has led to an abundance of books for Spring Reads with young children in March.

Here are a couple of screen shots of book covers for books that were shared in our home.

If the title appeals to you, check out your local library or the internet.  Enjoy! 🙂                                                      Source: Public Domain             Wikipedia

Easter Read!

Passover Read!