Author Archives: Judy

Backyard Critters

….or Doo Doo Doo Lookin’ Out My Back Door. That’s an exaggeration of course; no elephants or tangerines in our backyard. Or was it tambourines? (Is this a mondegreen;  a case of misunderstood song lyrics?)  Here are two of the most recent visitors to our back yard.   He/she’s been by to see us twice […]

Deconstructing Thanksgiving Dinner

…or what I learned in 2 hours at Food Foto School. In which I correct my own homework AND get to recycle my Second Thanksgiving dinner photos. On the table: I recently attended a seminar in Halifax called Blogjam – a convention for Bloggers. (I capitalize that because we Bloggers are so important) By far […]

Second Thanksgiving

..or So Much to Be Thankful For. So much that it seems silly to specify and I’m not just saying that because I am too stuffed to sit upright. Wonder if there’s another country out there about to celebrate Thanksgiving. But I suppose three Thanksgiving dinners would really be pushing the limit. Guess I’ll just […]

Happy Thanksgiving

…or Seasonally confused. Yesterday I heard Christmas music playing in the stores while I was out shopping for Thanksgiving dinner stuff. What ever happened to the idea that to every thing there is a season? Wait, didn’t I already do Thanksgiving? Sure I did, back in October, when I was putting up the Halloween decorations. […]

New Work

…or Painter Barbie Presents the latest J. Parsons canvas. I say canvas but it is actually paper and conté crayon (a type of compressed chalk in a small squared stick). It started out as a rough sketch in preparation for an acrylic but once I got going with that pleather jacket I couldn’t stop. The […]

Avian Action on the Mersey

…or Have You Ever Seen an Eagle Swim? I have. But I don’t have a picture. That’s kind of like telling about the size of the trout that got away, I know, but if I had left the window to get my camera I would have missed the action. But first some housekeeping. At the […]

Hiking Gear Review

…..or Backpacker Barbie says: “If you have any doubts about any of your gear, don’t take it.” You’ll wish you’d heeded her later when your bootlaces are snapped and your flapping hikers, tied up with strands of sweet grass, are flopping on and off your feet trying to peel the skin off your goose egg […]

Today’s Costume: Backpacker

…or Getting Right Back on That Horse After my Cape Chignecto hiking debacle I was feeling a little less than competent. I asked myself “What was the real cause of my failure? Was it lack of aerobic training or muscle strength, the heat of the day, or, heaven forbid, a cardiac issue?” There was only […]

Bridges of the Medway

….or ♪ ♪ Sous Les Ponts ♫……….. Just a few snaps I took of the lower Medway River and its bridges while out paddling last week. Looking down-river:   Heading up-river towards Mill Village:         Next time we will explore the mouth of the Medway below the trestle bridge. © Judy Parsons […]

Today’s Costume: Backpacker

….or A Cape Chignecto Caper   I got back yesterday from my annual physically challenging adventure with my friend Lynn. I was  supposed to get back tomorrow. C’est la vie – more on that later. We had decided that after five years of running Not Since Moses it was time for a new adventure. My […]