Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Beginnings

I have been absent here. I was a Supervising DRO in the recent provincial election. Although I love working at elections, I found the the new technology took as much time as the old paper process. for the supervisor. We still had to pick everything up and take everything back, and they added 6 computers, a printer and a modem to the load.

I did my job, people were able to vote (1600 at my polling place) and the results were reported much quicker than ever before. Of course, after 15 hours of work, I really didn't care who won.

Meanwhile, I did get a chance to take a couple of garden pictures.

My wedding pictures were taken between two old Bridal Wreath Spirea, in full bloom. I have my own now and it flowered for my anniversary, yet again!

I found this guy, enjoying it, too.

My iris are in full bloom. These are in a pot beside the barbeque. Not  sure how they got there, but they are pretty.

This week, I had the great honour of standing in as family for a dear friend who received her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.

It was a beautiful day. This was the view of the Rideau Canal from the fourth floor window of the Shaw Centre, where convocation was held.

I got the opportunity to meet Spirit Bear.

He was there to cheer on his friend Dr. Cindy Blackstock , as she received an Honorary Doctorate of Law. 

Of course, the highlight of that day was watching my friend receive her degree.

Here are the brand new Docorates, taking their place with the other honoured guests on the stage. Sorry, I had all the undergrads in front of me, so I overzoomed to get the picture. I love their new superhero capes! Wonder Women, all.

Now, I am back to the real world again.


  1. a grand event, and so special, what an honour to be there.Lovely white blossoms.

    1. I got to attend her defense of her thesis, so extra special for me.

  2. No wonder you have been absent lately - you have been busy! Such pretty white flowers, and I can see they would make a lovely bridal backdrop. As one who didn't even finish high school I say, congratulations to those new graduates!