Posted in grandchildren, photography, rural life, writing

Slowly Emerging

I had wanted to do an emerging post with the theme about how your children and grandchildren emerge whole but their personalities take shape over time. But then somehow the post Half a life time grew out of some of those thoughts and other things just didn’t gel the way I saw them, aka the words didn’t want to come.

In the meantime I spent every afternoon going for a walk to check out the status of the crocuses. Young A asked Momma “when is Nan coming to get me to see the crocuses”. A small ahah moment and here is my “slowly emerging” post, featuring my two if my most favourite things; spring flowers and my grandchildren.

The jolly jump ups, chives and the hen and chicks have also decided it’s time. They might not be so happy when we have a brief relapse back into colder weather commencing tomorrow.

That’s the thing about spring on the Canadian prairies. It’s a bit topsy turvy; rather like our nation’s roll through Covid19. Slowly we shall all emerge; into spring and past the shadow of Covid.


Ps I forgot the part where I link back here to as well as to today’s host Marsha at (Marsha Always Writes).


I have had a love of the written word for my entire life. It's no surprise that eventually I found a platform where I could write. It's random; sometimes funny, occasionally sad, maybe even at times from anger and I lean towards creative photography and hands on crafts. I have a few blogs that high light these interests.

28 thoughts on “Slowly Emerging

  1. Ah Bernie this was so lovely to read. I miss the days of having little (young) grandchildren about. Today we were visited by our son and his 4 now all in primary school and one in high school. Lucky for me and my memory making I have quite a few albums they enjoy exploring when they visit. Thanks too for your kind words on my blog post. Denyse #sundaystills

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Denyse, I am so glad I retired just before my second was born and that I’ve been lucky enough to spend as much time with them as possible between Covid closing our bubbles. I am definitely going to make some yearly memory books for them to enjoy. They love to look at photos of Momma and Uncle when they were little so I know they will love those when they get older just like yours do when they visit you. 4 hey? 4 times as much love! Thanks for stopping by for a visit and engaging here with a comment – lovely to have new readers. Bernie

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Janis, that wagon owes us nothing! We bought it when our 34 year old was little and have used it as a kid wagon and a hauler of all things garden. Back to hauling kids. It has a new handle that’s it. The kids like to take it on prairie walks so when grampa comes along they are happy for him to pull it. I usually make them walk and then we don’t go quite as far. Spring is gone today to a full blanket of snow! Hope those crocuses are safely tucked in! Thanks for stopping in. Bernie

      Liked by 1 person

  2. What a sweet post, Bernie. I don’t think you could wish for a better combination of spring and grandkids! Have a wonderful spring. Hopefully, your snow will just dust the surface! 🤗


    1. It’s full on white! Our granddaughter was so excited last night — “winter is back Nan we can go make snowmen again!” the joy of little children is something we all need to embrace. Thanks for the hosting and for the compliment about my post. Bernie

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Well the wind was howling and supper was almost ready when they got here so we did not. I know they have been outside to play this am will, hopefully, attach a picture of the wee lad.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. It’s nice to see signs of Spring emerging. All we can do is hope for progress. And in the meantime, appreciate the beauty in the world around us, like watching the flowers start to bloom.


    1. Thanks Donna — feel free to use the phrase but unfortunately I don’t think it’s going to be that soon anywhere here in Canada except in the Eastern seaboard area and the North. Unfortunately people and politicians are making the wrong choices. I sound like a Debbie Downer but I am finally being realistic about this pandemic. As much as we all want it to be over it’s not over till we hit 70% vaccinated or the fourth wave has gone by. Not sure which will come first. Bernie


  4. A lot of new growth will be in for a shock, when the cold and snow returns. Hopefully the cool down will be short lived. I just wish we would get 2 days of solid rain. Stay well. Allan


    1. Allan, I am with you. We need solid rain but instead we have a full on white landscape! Our granddaughter is all excited because winter is back and maybe she can make snowmen! Take care. Bernie

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s