Looped Control…

Mouse, Trapped, Loop

‘As a team, you must keep me in the loop’
she requested of him,
and for sure he did,
he made sure the loop was tight.

he strung her high up with hopes
and lowered her down to the slumps
where he watched her writhe
as she fought to regain control,

like a squeaky mouse
she sought a way out,
for the space in the loop
was squeezing out her life.

© Jacqueline

The Daily Post – Loop


Out of Focus

I know that we all love those great images that have a perfect photo finish, but sometimes, I find those unfocused and imperfect photo moments lovely to look at.


Imperfection is beautiful. It all depends on the perspective

unfocused, imperfect, beautiful

Flaws are individual marks of authenticity that make us unique

Unfocused Christmas tree

The unpredictable, odd capture has a way of making things more interesting

Fast moving bus, photograph

The Daily Post – Focus


To polish with love….

Nail Polish, grooming, gifts, little treats

My fingernails have been au naturel for many years now for expediency sake.

I love nail polish but with hands in and out of water cooking for my family daily, the polish chips pretty quickly and I’d rather wear my nails bare than bearing tacky looking fingertips.

However, my toenails are always glammed up in a cheerful, bright colour just like this new bottle dear hubby bought for me. Little treats make this girl happy 😗


Polish – Daily post

Jewels of Dew Drops

Catching glinting jewels of early morning dew drops

that would disappear just as the sun rises

brings a smile and

a reminder that everything in life is transient.

That those simple things are extraordinary things,

like a tiny dew drop

being a microcosm of an entire ocean.



grass, dew drops, nature, life, transient, microcosm, poetry, photograph

Evanescent – The Daily Post

Open Prairies

I have had many adventures far and near, seen beautiful places, met fascinating folk, tried some daring things and eaten grilled bugs for supper. I guess I could reminisce and talk about them for days on end, but I won’t do that today.

Lots of adventures lie ahead of me, a million and more places to see, more people to meet and more things to experience as long as the good Lord permits.

However, the wonderful adventure I am having right now goes a back in time – through the fantastic good old-fashioned book series ‘Love comes softly of Janette Oke’ – to the beautiful 19th century rugged, open country of North America, where trust, faith, love, family, friends, honesty, and hard work were core values sought after and revered.

The current television series ‘When calls the heart,’ is based on her Canadian series novel of the same name.

I am so totally immersed enjoying my read that I could see the wide open prairies and hear the galloping horses and coach in my dreams last night.

Plane, Photograph, Adventure

Travelling is more than seeing of sights. It’s a change that goes on, deep and permanent in the ideas of living – Miriam Beard.

I was born a nomad in my heart. It wanders a lot.  Jacqueline

Tour bus, Travel, Photograph, Adventure

Just Go! When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Water, boats, adventure

One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as An Adventure – William Feather

Earth and its Fullness…

The Earth is the Lord’s and its fullness thereof. We are only partakers of the splendour that mother Earth offers us.

Earth, Date Palm Tree, Nature, Giving, Mother Earth, Fullness


When I look at this date palm tree with its budding baby dates waiting to ripen, to be plucked and eaten, it makes me think of The Earth.

It makes me think of beautiful giving Mother Earth, mother to all of us, full of her resources that we latch onto and enjoy like sucklings.

Sometimes we tap and suckle with amazing selfishness and greed to take and take from her, yet, she keeps giving from her fullness season after season.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha

Earth – The Daily Post