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Blogging from A to Z Challenge: V is for…Vermilion(ish) Hair! (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, V is for…Vermilion(ish) Hair!

Finally – it was time to get my hair done, and I had a hankering to go back to being a redhead.  It’s been a long time, and I am SOOOOOO happy I have gone back!  It is amazing, and I feel incredible!

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter V  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: U is for…Ungulate’s Feast (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, U is for…Ungulate’s Feast

Here in Victoria we have deer…lots of deer.  And in some areas, tulips need to be kept in cages as they are apparently a delicacy for said ungulates.

So, to all those people who have to cage tulips…

I say, come to our neighbourhood where tulips roam free!

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter U  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: T is for…Truly Random Tuesday Pictures (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, T is for…Truly Random Tuesday Pictures

A pretty random set of pictures I took today on a couple of walks, the first on my way to my training session, and the second my lunch time work walk.  Nothing like random pictures of nothing in particular to start the week!

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter T  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: S is for…Soupy Holiday Monday (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, S is for…Soupy Holiday Monday

So much for gardening today.  At least there is soup, and books, and kittens!

 

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter S  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: R is for…Rather Late (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, R is for…Rather Late with this Post

Ok, I admit it.  I am a day late, but it’s the weekend, and A to Z typically takes Sunday off, so I think I’m ok.  I do have a good excuse.  Company was coming to stay for a few days, so we were cleaning up the house and the garden and lawn, and then had to boogie out to the airport.  Unfortunately, our company had to leave first thing this morning as her kitten was very sick.  She had been hoping it would be good news, and we followed along with texts from her boyfriend who was taking her kitten to the vet for multiple tests, but by 9:00 past night, it was clear the news was not good, so she booked an early flight back.  We are sad to see her go, but even sadder she has to go through this with a beloved friend.

So, I am Rather late, but with a Rather good Reason.

I do have some Random pictures to share with you, from the brief time our friend was here.  Send her your thoughts – she is having a very rough day.

First, some odd things at the airport:

Very odd…kid’s play zone?

There are a lot of things you aren’t allowed to smoke at the airports in B.C.!

Random hydrant…

A couple of moon shots from our walk to the breakwater at 10:30pm.

And finally…

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter R  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Q is for…Quite a Lazy Day (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, Q is for…Quite a Lazy Day.

The first day of an extra-long weekend, spent reading books in front of the fireplace with kittens and Kevin nearby.  Yes, I should have been doing a bit of house cleaning for company coming, but there is still tomorrow!

Quiet Quality time with Quintessentially Quaint, and sometimes Quite Quirky Kitties.

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter Q  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: P is for…Pretty Kitten Thursday (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, P is for…Pretty Kitten Thursday

Well, they are pretty, and it is Kitten Thursday, so what else?  Now I’m off to begin enjoying my long weekend…sleeping in, drinking wine, and generally relaxing!

 

 

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter P  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: O is for…Oh Dear… (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, O is for…Oh Dear…I didn’t take any pictures today.

What can I say?  It was one more crazy day at work.  Meetings coming out the wazoo, faculty panicking over their gradebooks (in our learning management system, which I help support), all while trying to actually get things done in between it all.

I did, however, take a lot of pictures last night of things on our deck and in our backyard (because, why not?)  So, for your viewing pleasure today, Ooooohhh…our cherry tree in full bloom!

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter O  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: N is for…Nicholas (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, N is for…Nicholas!!

Of course it is!  Now, Nicholas is our oldest kitten.  He joined our household about 11 years ago to keep Dexter company.  Dexter joined us after Finnegan left us – Simon, who had lived with Finnegan for 13 years, was lonely.  Dexter, however, was a rambunctious kitten, so Nicholas saved the day, keeping Simon from going crazy and giving Dexter someone to run around with!  As it turned out, Nicholas (who had been a feral kitten and was very scared of humans) fell in love with Simon, a fellow black kitty.  So he played with Dexter and followed Simon around everywhere.

Now, since having dental surgery several years ago – surgery which obviously alleviated a lot of pain – Nicholas is much happier around Kevin and I, but unfortunately, after that surgery, Elliot decided he hated Nicholas.  So, when Elliot is elsewhere, Nico will come out to play with Jasper, but otherwise stays hidden in his room.

That was a very long, convoluted story to explain to you why we don’t have a lot of Nicholas pictures, but here is a brief gallery from over the years for you!!

Nico and Dexter as kittens:

Simon and Nico

nico2

Nicholas

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Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter N  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Blogging from A to Z Challenge: M is for…Monday…sigh… (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2019 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

I’ve revealed my theme (A picture-story a day (in the life, so to speak)), and as I have every year, I am going to be blogging my theme letters on the fly – this year I didn’t even plan to do otherwise!  So, here goes nothing 🙂

Today, M is for…Monday

When you are not yet retired, Mondays are hard.  Well, I guess that’s a pretty general statement.  For some of us who are not yet retired, Mondays are hard.  But, this Monday, while colder than April should be and requiring my presence at the workplace, marks the beginning of a short week.  A short week this week, and a short week next week too!!  So, to celebrate M is for Monday, let me share with you some of the random pictures I took during my after work walk in the chilly (but not rainy) weather!

Thanks for visiting my 2019 A to Z Challenge – Letter M  You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter Z, A to Z Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

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