Seventy-something mother of 3, grandmother of 5 and great-grandmother of 1 (so far.)  I like gardening, photography, writing, reading and life in general. I’m also into genealogy and scrapbooking.

I was born in London and moved to the USA in 1973. I still miss home but will probably never go back. Past interests included dancing, fencing, painting and floral arranging.

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  1. My husband and I just spent an enjoyable time wandering through your lovely photos. Will make it a priority to get back to the beginning – soon! Do you mind saying what camera you use? We are in the process of deciding on a new one, and your photos are so stunning, we are curious. My husband does mostly landscape; I am more “eclectic”, but favor flowers. We live in the desert, but travel some in our motorhome to more photographically pleasing areas.

    • Thank you for stopping by, Judilyn, and for your very kind comments! Back in the day when we only had film cameras I used a Minolta X-370 then when digital cameras came along (thank goodness!) I switched to a Canon EOS Rebel Xti. Unfortunately cameras become obsolete almost as soon as you buy them and getting additional lenses etc becomes difficult. There are so many awesome cameras out there now but I would recommend that you research them thoroughly before making a choice.

  2. My husband shoots a Canon Xsi – similar to yours – as his first digital camera, but was a Nikon/Hasselblad/medium format man back in the day. I’ve always been a Canon girl – film camera was an F1. My current camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150, with which I have been very pleased; mostly Canon digitals up until now, with a Nikon 990 when digital was in its infancy.

    He is considering upgrading just the lens to a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS on his Xsi, and then deciding if that gives enough of an improvement, or if he needs to have more pixels. What lens do you use?

    Thank you for showing us the pretty Chicago flowers and other sights, as well as the other areas in your part of the country. It is much appreciated.

  3. Your photos are lovely (and so’s the blog!). Thanks for dropping by mine. I’m looking forward to more of yours. Have a wonderful weekend! ~ Mary

  4. Your past interests include fencing?! That’s just awesome! I can honestly say I have never attempted it – but it looks so intriguing!
    Thank you so much for joining me on my journey! It’s a joy to have you follow along!
    Blessings to you as you go on this adventure called life! 🙂

  5. Feels strange Sue, like I already knew you as a Follower, hehe. Anyway, so you decided after all to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…


  6. Sue, I just had to tell you how much I LOVE your (gr)avatar picture. So creative and beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking some of my posts. 🙂 Happy New Year!!

  7. Hi,
    Thanks for dropping by at my blogsite and for liking some of my photos. Great photos you have here especially on your so-called “Challenges”…keep it up.

    Happy New Year !


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  9. Thank you for reading some of my blogs and for liking them. I appreciate that. It’s so nice to know that things that fascinate me and encourage me to write are being read out there. I look forward to reading more of your blogs. Like you I am a keen gardener but with age comes difficulty and on some days I wish I didn’t have quite so many flowers and fruits to look after.

  10. Thanks so much for following Oh, the Places We See. Your photography and overall appearance of your blog are wonderful! Best wishes for always seeing the world through your eyes and in your own way. — Rusha

  11. HI

    Great photos . You posted a photo on your site a while ago and I was wondering if you minded if I used it for reference in a painting . The photo was of two koi from the Anderson Japanese Gardens posted in November 2013 .

    • Thanks for visiting, John. Yes, I would be happy to know the koi picture is being put to good use. Perhaps you could post a picture of your painting on WP when you’re finished. I’d love to see it.

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