Are your shoes comfortable?

Walking on petals, Experimental Farm Arboretum, May 22, 2011, md

It’s that time of year when we are getting out of bulky clothing and warm boots, wiggling our toes in relief and looking for light and comfortable footwear. I rejoice at every chance to go barefoot outside. Feeling the soft earth and silky grass under my feet is divine. However, living in a city, the reality is that for any trip further than to a nearby park, some sort of footwear is a necessity.

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Springtime at Chambord

Springtime at Chambord, med

This puzzle is another view of the beautiful Chambord Château. I have previously assembled another 1000 piece puzzle of this magnificent castle. I love puzzles where buildings reflect in the water, resulting in a mirror effect and the subtle difference in texture between the actual building and its reflection. Beautiful, sunny, uplifting picture to get immersed in.

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Return of the puzzled

PuzzleDenOttawa

It has been a while since I have posted on the blog, and for a good reason: life has been quite a whirlwind. In the meantime, I have not stopped assembling puzzles, working on birth-related initiatives and honing my time management skills. I’m planning to get back to posting puzzles and productive zen tips again, as well as take you on the journey of our front yard’s edible landscaping project, so stay tuned.

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Portugal Azores Islands

Portugal Azores Islands, med

Windmills always seem somewhat magical to me – an image from a quiet pastoral fantasy, drowning in luscious flowers, with bottomless blue skies. This puzzle is quite simple due to clear transitions and small number of pieces. I loved letting my mind wander in in its clouds and fields.

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Puzzle: Sonata by Firelight, by Judy Gibson

Sonata by firelight, v2, med

Size550 pieces, In 2013, I’ve put together another copy that was missing 3 pieces
Dimensions: 46 cm x 61 cm
Producer: Master Pieces, #60105
Artist: Judy Gibson
: Animals find their natural habitat in the artwork of Judy Gibson, whether depicted in soulful portraits, snuggled in cozy home settings, perched on snow-laden branches or engaged in spirited competition. Born in Paris, Texas, Gibson draws much of her inspiration from her deep love and respect for animals. In her teens, she painted portraits of prize bulls and horses for area ranchers, and still loves … Read more