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Digital art…Flying over the barn


This is a photo of yet another local barn. I digitally enhanced this photo using Corel PaintShop ProX5. In the end, I find that it looks more like a drawing than a photo. I was really happy to capture the Canadian Geese flying over it. For me, it’s such an indication of spring!

Another local barn


Another local barn that I drive by frequently. I always meant to stop and take a photo. This time, I did!

Standing by the river


St Lawrence River in Prescott, Ontario.

A place from the past


This is an old school that’s along my street.

Just chilling


Ahhhh…you know that spring is here when the seagulls just decide to lounge in the middle of the parking lot! Lol!

Let’s take the dog for a walk


It’s slowly warming up in Eastern Ontario. This man and his canine companion are taking full advantage!

Wires, trees and twigs


I wouldn’t want to get caught in that tangled mess! Ouch!

The HUG Award – Hope Unites Globally


Many thanks to Ajaytao 2010 for nominating me for this great award. You can visit his site at .  He has a very interesting and varied blog. There’s something for everyone! 🙂

Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.comwhich promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.


The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they: Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace; Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity;Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness

The HUG Award© recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession.  They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics),  by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.

The HUG Award© is for anyone, anywhere in the world, who meets the guidelines and wants to be nominated for the award. Please leave a comment on this page if you are interested in receiving this award, or if you would like to nominate someone else for the award.

The HUG Award© is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.

The HUG Award© is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.

The HUG Award©is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.

These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents.  They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.

The HUG Award© is not specifically a website or blog award.  It can be given to people in your community, at your employment, at your place of worship, etc.  Please make sure they have a copy of these Guidelines, and please don’t forget to submit their names back to this site.

For complete guidelines for The HUG Award©  follow this link:

My nominations are:

1. Emi Valdarquis at and

2. Annie Baril at



Alone on a porch