Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another Lifer

He flew in the yard,
spent less than a minute on the ground,
then off he went.
Swainson’s Thrush
(a lifer)
And this guy (along with countless others) is here for life I think!
Grey squirrel
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Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in on some memes this week.
She's thrilled when people drop in to Beep's Blog (Click here)
A long weekend for us, July 1st, CANADA DAY!
Some get the Monday off, others the Tuesday.
  Enjoy the celebrations my fellow Canadians!
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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Two For Three

Shot between fence slats, (that's what the blurs are).
A small cemetery in Princeton, Ontario (circa 1880)

 Lake Huron sunset (Ontario, Canada).
Next to the many beaches in Australia I have visited,
this is my favourite place in the world!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

If You Can't Stand The Heat, Don't Go Outside!

It gets very hot and humid, very quickly in my part of Canada this time of year. 
This weeks temps are predicted to fluctuate between 92F and 102F.
There's not much activity in the yard when the heat rises to these levels.
A couple of locals still stop by once in while.
 Blue jay

American Robin
 Black squirrel (Harold)
Grey squirrel (Twix)
The flowers are blooming beautifully.
Aquilegia Canadensis (Canadian Columbine)
But the weeds have seen better days.
As for me, I stay inside, where the air conditioning
keeps the temperature bearable, at 70 degrees,
and take photos through the windows!

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

We Believe

 Beep (my granddaughter), and I have been
crafting faerie cottages to put in the garden.
We use river rocks, shells, moss, sticks and twigs, on a birdhouse base.
 This is Beep's cottage.
 This is mine.
Our faerie garden under the cedar tree in my yard.
We think the faeries will love it, don't you?
A sweet little wannabe faerie, placing the stone bench in the garden.

Beep will be spending her summer vacation days from school with me,
so we will be making and adding more cottages during July and August.
 Then, all we have to do, is wait for the faeries to arrive!

"There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated
 to some stroke of the imagination."  (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Café Window

I like the way the reflections are framed by this café window.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Good Fences- 12

Quick clicks from the car, (I was the passenger).
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Blooms And Birds

Service berry flowers
 Male Red-winged Blackbird
Female Red-winged Blackbird
a grey squirrel
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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

A Brief Pause

It's time to relax, refresh and rejuvenate.
I'll be back posting, visiting, and commenting in the blogsphere next week.
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Few Of My Favourite Things

Some favourites in my yard from this week, to share this weekend,
with some of my favourite memes.
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Grey squirrel (Nick)
Male Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Beaker)
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Beakette)
Aquilegia "Bunting" (Columbine)
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Two Finds

My two finds...the "brushstroke" app on iPad, and a dwarf dahlia.
DAHLIA 'Starsister Red and White'
original photo edited in "Brushstroke"

I love Dahlias, but I don't have room for these large growing showy perennials in my garden. I found a great variety of dwarf Dahlias at the garden centre that can be planted in containers. In our climate, Dahlias have to be dug up and overwintered inside, but I can just bring the containers inside for the winter!
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Good Fences -11

A small cemetery in Princeton, Ontario (circa 1880)

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Dunking, Drinking And Debris

 It's become very hot, very fast this week.
Daytime temperatures are reaching the high 80's.
Backyard critters are enjoying the "pool".

Starling dunking

Black squirrel drinking
Grey squirrel...making a mess!

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