Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother’s Day



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The day is almost over but I did want to wish you all a Happy Mother’s Day. It is a day to celebrate, and for some it is a day filled with “Special Memories”of days gone by. It is a time of many different emotions for all of us. One thing for sure we will never forget the impact that our Mother’s have left in our hearts and lives forever. God Bless all those special women in the world who have made a difference in our lives whether it be our mother, or some one else who was a motherly figure in ones life.

God Bless one and all , and I do hope you all had a wonderful day/evening and night.

Sincerely Dianne :)

P.S  I  am very sorry I haven’t been very active blogging, and visiting. I can only spend a bit of time on my computer as I still have some inner ear problems, but I am doing better and hope one day to be back to my old normal self.  Yours Truly, Dianne

Monday, March 17, 2014

Guard Your Heart



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Proverbs 4:23

The Message (MSG)

23-27 Keep vigilant watch over your heart;
that’s where life starts.
Don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth;
avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.
Keep your eyes straight ahead;
ignore all sideshow distractions.
Watch your step,
and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
Look neither right nor left;
leave evil in the dust.


I was reading this and pondering it in my heart the other day. Proverbs has so much wisdom, and good advice to live by. With God’s Help and by His Spirit in me that is how I want to live my life. I am not perfect but I know The One Who Is. His name is Jesus.

I hope to find you all well. I am off work, and just taking it easy today. It has been a long, hard winter in Canada, and other parts of the Globe. I can speak for myself when I say Thank God it is almost Spring. Like I told one friend recently, “ I hope Spring doesn’t get lost on the way.”


See you in the Spring. Take care and have a Blessed Day.

Sincerely Dianne :)

Dianne © dsphotocats

Friday, February 21, 2014

Chubby Little Robin


IMG_1057 Chubby Little Robin


I came across this Chubby Little Robin the other day at Presqu'ile Provincial Park. He looks like an American Robin and quite young. I was surprised to see it here, and by the looks of it I think he has been living off the local bird feeders. I am thinking he may have stayed the winter for some reason. Maybe he lost his way or was too young to make the trip further south. He was the only one I saw. I have to say he was a sight to see. Just maybe a sign that Spring is just around the corner. I for one sure hope so.

As I get ready to post  this many of you come to mind. I Hope to find you all well.   Sincerely Dianne  :)

Words and photo by Dianne © dsphotocats

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Winter on The Bay and Christmas on it’s way!


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IMG_4084 Ducks On A Cold Winters Day




IMG_3890Sumac By The Pond



“ Oh “… Hello there. Just thought I would stop by. It has been awhile since I posted anything on my blog. It has almost been a whole year. Lots has happened in my life since my last post. Some good , and some challenges along the way. A few health issues of my own , and my mom as well. I have learned to take  one day at a time, and God gives me new Grace for each day.

Life goes on and is to be embraced, and celebrated, and not taken for granted. I am thankful for the life God has given me, and I strive to walk with Him day by day.

I have a new Granddaughter and her name is Marina. Now Mikey has a baby sister. She was named after my mom. That makes me smile. I am truly Blessed in so many ways. Yep! 7 Grandchildren. Six girls and one boy. Everyone loves Mikey. He doesn’t seem to mind and I don’t think he knows the difference at this point in his life. He gets lots of attention and he doesn’t mind that a bit. :)

Well I sure hope to find you all well. As I write this little message I think of so many of you I have met over the yrs. and often think of you even though I haven’t been blogging as of late.

I want to wish all who read this, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year, filled with Love and Joy, Laughter, and Good Health, and the Peace that passes all understanding. God Bless each and everyone of you.

I will try and visit some of your blogs in the next little while.

As I close I would like to leave you with this verse of scripture which many of you are familiar with but it speaks of the reason for the Christmas Season.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour  which is Christ the Lord.  St. Luke 2:11

But to all who believed Him and accepted Him, He gave the right to become children of God.  John 1:12

So yes! We have a lot to be Thankful for, and to celebrate.

God Bless each and every one of you, and may each one of us be a blessing to the Lord Jesus Christ as we celebrate His Birthday once again.

Sincerely Dianne :)

Dianne © dsphotocats

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Road Ahead_ Farewell For Now


One should never take the easy road, but rather the right road, no matter how long the travel.



I have decided to take a break from blogging. I have wrestled with this for some time now. Not sure when I will be back, or if I will be back. I am not sure what’s around that corner up ahead. Time will tell. Life is busy, life is good, but I can’t burn the candle of both ends any longer. This is a good thing I think. We all need change in order to grow.

My life has be enriched, and blessed by so many of you here in Bloggersville. Thank you for sharing your lives, and thank you for your friendship. I will try and visit from time to time, and will leave my blog open for now. I don’t believe in burning bridges, and I may be back in time.

Wishing you all the very Best.

God Bless You and take care.

Love and Hugs

Dianne :)




IMG_1806 The Rose



Only A Tiny Rosebud

It is only a tiny rosebud,
A flower of God’s design;
But I cannot unfold the petals
With these clumsy hands of mine.
The secret of unfolding flowers
Is not known to such as I.
GOD opens this flower so sweetly,
When in my hands they fade and die.
If I cannot unfold a rosebud,
This flower of God’s design,
Then how can I think I have wisdom
To unfold this life of mine?
So I’ll trust in Him for His leading
Each moment of every day.
I will look to him for His guidance
Each step of the pilgrim way.
The pathway that lies before me,
Only my Heavenly Father knows.
I’ll trust Him to unfold the moments,
Just as He unfolds the rose.
~ © Bryan T. Burgess ~




I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world.

- John Burroughs

Monday, December 17, 2012




"Christmas can't be bought from a store . . . Maybe Christmas means a little bit more." Dr.Seuss


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"Peace on earth will come to stay, when we live Christmas every day." Helen Steiner Rice




Christmas is a gift of Love

that can't be bought or sold -

It's ours just for the asking,

and it's worth far more than gold ...

And this priceless gift of Christmas

is within the reach of all -

The rich, the poor, the young, the old,

the greatest and the small ...

So take God's Christmas gift of Love -

reach out and you receive -

And the only payment that God asks

is just that you believe.

Written by Helen Steiner Rice




IMG_3179 Our Home


From my home to yours, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas, and a Blessed New Year, filled with Good Health, Love, Joy, Peace In your hearts, in your homes, and where ever you might be.

Love and Care

Dianne :)


"May peace be more than a season, it is my hope that it may be a way of life" Author Unknown


And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Colossians 3:15


Monday, November 26, 2012

Say No To Bullying

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The Stare Down





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Knocked Down But Not Out






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Standing His Ground






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Made His Escape






IMG_3004 Cat Looking For Mouse

Now Where Did He Go?




I was out for a drive with my camera one afternoon last week, looking for something to catch my eye. Then I seen it just out of the corner of my eye. An interesting cat out on someone’s front lawn in pursuit of something in the grass. I pulled over to the side of the road, and backed up, and hurried to get my camera out of my bag. As I was doing that I seen the cat swat at the mouse, and then the stare down, and all of a sudden the mouse leaped up into the air at the cat as if to bite its nose. I missed that shot and was so impressed with the little mouse standing his ground, and fighting back, and waiting his chance to escape. The cat was a little distracted when it seen me sitting in the car with my camera, and the mouse took that moment to scurry away and I assume he found a hole to crawl in to make his getaway. The cat looked for it and then finally left and went back to the house. So I drove away and was glad I had my camera, and captured these few pictures. I was glad the mouse got away. I don’t mind them as long as they are outside, and not inside the house.

I thought the title for my post was perfect considering the difference in size. Sort of like “David and Goliath.”

So my thought is, if you have giants or bullies in your life, stand your ground, and never give up.



I have been busy doing this and that, and have started my Christmas shopping. We finally had a few sprinkles of snow this morning but not enough to cover the ground. It wont be long now. As you can see we still have green grass. I am looking forward to a White Christmas. We put our Christmas Tree up this evening, and yes we listened to some Christmas Music and drank a little eggnog also. And you know what, I am getting into the Christmas Spirit. I love that word “Christmas” and what it represents. And you wont catch me saying Happy Holidays. Too me it means a whole lot more than that.

How about you? Have you started  preparing for Christmas , or is it too soon? I am looking forward to it, and a few days off work also. :) I just hope and pray my family all stays healthy, and we can all get together this year. I hope and pray you all are well, and stay healthy as we celebrate Christmas. After all, there is only 30 days to go.

Well I had better soon get my beauty sleep as tomorrow is the start of another work week. Hope you all have a great night, and week, what ever you do or don’t do.

God Bless each and every one who passes by.

Sincerely, Dianne :)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Path



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5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
6 Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6




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2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.




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Isaiah 42:16

16 I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not forsake them.




Be encouraged, and  Be Blessed

Hope to find you all doing well as you walk the paths before you.

Sincerely Dianne :)

It is still Autumn here although the colors have now faded and quietly disappeared. The fallen leaves have been swept, and blown away.There is a chill in the air and it whispers that snow will soon be on its way, along with the new season called winter.

I want to wish all my American Friends a Happy Thanksgiving as it is just around the corner. Remember, “Thanksgiving is more than a Holiday. It is an Attitude.”

Dianne © dsphotocats

Monday, November 5, 2012

Where’s The Color,Where’s The Light?



Dianne_As The Storm Clouds Move In

Watching The Rain Coming Across Lake Ontario





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There was Sun and Clouds behind me,

And the Storm in front of me.

Soon to be over my head.

The sun shining on the clouds changed their color.

It was like a natural filter.

And then it was time to head for the van just in time,

before the downpour of rain.






IMG_6978 Need Some Sun

This picture was taken about an hour earlier

And I was hoping for a break in the clouds.

This is what I saw and this picture is out of my camera.

Dull and so needing some light to brighten the colors and my view.





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This photo was taken earlier in the day as we were driving along looking for Autumn colors in Prince Edward County. So Beautiful. It was a day when one minute the sun was out and the next several minutes was dark and dreary. It was like driving in and out of the clouds. No consistency, but inconsistency itself.





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I am not sure where I am going with this,

But going back to the storm ahead of me, then minutes away from me.

I look behind me and this is what I saw.

As the Dark clouds moved in there was still a window of light shining through the darkness, now threatening  to surround me.





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And over to my right I looked up and saw this image above the clouds. Again these cloud pictures are not altered in any way other than resized.

Funny, but I didn’t take a close look at these pictures until tonight. These pictures were taken October 20th/2012.





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What I see you may not see. But as I look at these pictures I feel the Love, and Presence of God.

Though storms may come, I know that they will also pass. My God is watching over me, as I walk with Him, He is watching over me, day by day.

I am reminded that as a Believer, and a Child of God, I am to walk by Faith, Not by sight.

And I know that Brighter Days lay ahead, and Jesus is my Light that shines in the darkness. All I have to do is Hope and Trust in Him, in every circumstance of life. Living the Christian life is not always an easy road to travel, but it is worth more than silver and gold.

Jesus said, that in this life we would have trouble but fear not for He has overcome the world. So take heart brothers and sisters. We have a Glorious Hope in Jesus. Jesus said, He would come back to set all things right. I believe Him. Jesus is Coming Again.

Are you ready?

As we get ready to celebrate Christmas, remember there is more to the story.

I could go on but it is time to call it a night.

This post is made up of my thoughts and images.

I have shared from my heart.

God Bless and be with all those who pass through and take the time to read this.

Sincerely Dianne :)

All script and Photographs by Dianne © dsphotocats

Accept for the picture with me in it which was taken by my husband, 4% Vision.

In the month of Oct. we had continued rain and grey skies for all but 5 days of sun. It was a long month. I didn’t get out much to capture the Brilliant Colors of Autumn this year accept for a handful of pictures, and for that I am grateful.

My thoughts and prayers are with those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. May the storm clouds disappear, and you all experience Brighter days ahead.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

The Young Swans Learning To Fly



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Looking back to  June and Look at them now

This little cygnet was learning to survive,

and now it is learning to fly.





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Clear the runway; Here I come.





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Hey, I’m paddling on water. Honk…Honk!






These wings sure come in handy.






Need a little more speed.





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Can you believe this. We are about to fly!






Hey! Wait for me.






Lift off….We did it!!! We are flying.





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And the crowd cheers





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Okay, Now for the landing. Mission Accomplished.





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From Baby Cygnets to Beautiful Young Swans

Here are the swans and cygnets from May to The end of September 2012. I hope you found this Series interesting. I know I sure enjoyed following this swan family, I like to call, “The Class Of 2012. They all past accept for one little cygnet that didn’t make it. I think it is pretty amazing that 8 out of the 9 cygnets lived to become these Beautiful young swans who will one day have a family of their own.


All photos and written script by Dianne © dsphotocats


Hope to find you all well, and enjoying the Seasons of Life.

God Bless one and all.

Dianne :)

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