“Let Your Inner Light Shine” A Message From The Fireflies

Also known as “lightning bugs”, fireflies are actually a nocturnal variety of soft-bodied beetle. There are over 2000 species worldwide, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Did you know that not all fireflies glow as an adult, but they all do in their larval stage – fascinating! They also spend most ofContinue reading ““Let Your Inner Light Shine” A Message From The Fireflies”

Friday Funny: What If Humans Attracted Their Mates Like Animals?

I saw this on social media this week, and couldn’t resist! I actually giggled out loud for some of them. Hope you get a laugh too! Have a great weekend, and stay safe. Thank you for reading today’s funny . Please Click the “Like” button below & don’t forget to subscribe to my “Musings”!

The Taming Of The Chipmunk.

Just when I thought I had my hands full, feeding all the local squirrels, now I have a new little friend to love. I’ve known for some time that a chipmunk has been living on our property. I’ve seen the many “residences” it has dug in my lawn, and on the gravel area where theContinue reading “The Taming Of The Chipmunk.”

Houseplant Care 101: Spider Plants

Houseplants are lovely. They can brighten up and decorate a room, clean the air, and make a home feel well, more “homey”. But we either love them or hate them! Some people are amazing green thumbs! They could make anything grow, anywhere. But some of us seem to kill plants just by looking at themContinue reading “Houseplant Care 101: Spider Plants”

To Grieve A Squirrel

* Warning: Today’s blog may be a little graphic for some readers. Please continue at your own risk, and have tissues close at hand. I love animals. Especially those with four legs and covered in fur. Cats, dogs, even small critters like guinea pigs and yes, the lowly little squirrels. I love watching their cuteContinue reading “To Grieve A Squirrel”

Flowers For Hummingbirds

A few days ago, I wrote a piece about butterflies. Today I’d like to feature my other jeweled favourite, hummingbirds. I always feel privileged when these little beauties pay me a visit. Here in Southern Ontario, we usually only have one variety of hummingbird visit us, and that is the Rubythroat, although I have heardContinue reading “Flowers For Hummingbirds”

Butterflies: Nature’s Painted Beauties

Did you know that there are 302 species of butterflies in Canada? However, only five are native (endemic) species. Do you know how to tell if you’re looking at a butterfly or a moth? No? Then I shall give you a little butterfly education. I shall start with the butterfly life cycle. It happens inContinue reading “Butterflies: Nature’s Painted Beauties”

Green Thumbs And Dirty Knees: Gardening Tips From Jen

Gardening is an enjoyable and relaxing hobby. I love the feeling of being one with Nature, with fuzzy, buzzing bees and butterflies flitting around. But it can be a lot of work too. With the weather warming up, I thought it would be a good time to offer a few basic gardening tips. My numberContinue reading “Green Thumbs And Dirty Knees: Gardening Tips From Jen”

A Photography Story

I love photography! It is an absolute passion for me. I love going out, exploring and photographing landscapes and nature. You never know what you’re going to see or experience. Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day, so I decided that a walk in one of our beautiful parks was in order. And of course, theContinue reading “A Photography Story”