Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Visit From The Girls

 Female Goldfinch
Female Downy Woodpecker (bad hair day)
I rarely saw these birds in the summer. Now, with the cooler weather, they have shown up the past few days.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grab Bag -4

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Sweet Stoney Braveheart always insists on two peanuts at a time!
(He has the most magnificent tail I have ever seen on a squirrel)

Male House Finch, a common bird, but one of my favourites.
Nigella damascene (Love-in-a-Mist) 
Last week I featured the same flower in pink.  I was thrilled to have some blue, and some white ones bloom from the same seed packet.

Merfy, I just love this sweet little face and that cute nose!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

What did you say dad? Oh....stop barking at the neighbours...
Merfy, our 8 pound "beast", thinks he's a Rottweiler!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A New Do

Blue jay with new head feathers after the seasonal molt.
This is a blue jay with head molt in August
Such a handsome bird now!

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Against All Odds

Nigella damascene (Love-in-a-Mist)
belonging to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae
I fell in love with this flower when I saw it on someone's blog last year. I just had to have it in my garden. It's native to southern Europe, north Africa and southwest Asia. So, my chances of finding it in Canada were slim!
I managed to locate heirloom seeds, 'Persian Rose', online. I ordered them and planted them in June. I didn't have high hopes of them growing (considering our climate), but, against all odds...they grew and bloomed!

(The bloom is about the size of my thumbnail)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Catch A Wave

We took a trip to the lake the other day, (an hour from home), 
to watch the sunset.
“You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”  
― Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Pinery Provincial Park, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
 It doesn't get much better than this! 
Thanks for all your kind comments,
concern and support during my recent hiatus.

The MS is settling down somewhat, so I am back to taking photos, and blogging.

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