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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thankful {things I love} Thursday ...

After putting out the Hummingbird feeders ...
and filling them with sugar water ... cleaning ... re filling ...
over and over with no visitors ...
a very welcomed little feathered friend stopped by today and made my heart swell with joy!
I was sitting outside with Archer, a fresh mug of tea, and a finished piece of art , planning on adding some white ink embellishments.  The feeders were busy with Cardinals, Sparrows were on the ground nibbling some bread I had tossed out earlier, a Woodpecker was hanging from the suet basket and I was enjoying the Autumn like temps.
When all of a sudden, I caught a glimpse of  a green flicker.
My IPad was inside ... my camera upstairs ... so I decided to simply savour this moment ... one I had waited ALL Summer long for.
He traveled from one Trumpet to another, and at one point flew into our flowering pear and sat preening for a while.  Oh the beauty ♥
Once he flew away, I headed inside for my IPad and waited.
I managed to snap a few photos {one I posted on Instagram}
Later in the day, I was letting Archer outside and who should be in the Trumpet vine again ?
Hummer had returned.  I grabbed my camera this time.  While I waited for him to fly close enough to get a {fairly} decent picture, I took one of this lovely big bumble ... they love the vines too.  Around this time of year, the garden is a bit wild looking, but the bees and birds are loving it ... and everything grown is for them... so we just simply let it be {let it bee} :-)
And then ... I think I finally got the capture I was hoping for ♥
A flash of harmless lightning
A mist of rainbow dyes
The burnished sunbeams brightening
from flower to flower
he flies
~John Banister Tabb~

Monday, August 24, 2015

Treasures from the Avon ...

Feathers gathered along the Avon River
Stratford, Ontario
Cosmos gathered from my English country garden
together  sitting happily on my art table ♥
We spent last week in Stratford ~ headed to the Theatre to watch
The Sound of Music
&
The Diary of Anne Frank
... amazing!
strolled along the Avon river
meeting many feathered friends along the way ...
reminding me of home

Friday, August 14, 2015

summertime

Home from a lovely get away
Hubby and I were  wine tasting ...
bird watching ...
beach sitting ...
taking in the sights and sounds ...
free as birds ...
 
walking gardens ...
 
eating the most delicious meals ...
enjoying slow country drives...
returning home refreshed.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday ...

Hello Monday
Start of a new week
and possibilities
with my lovely boy ... so happy on this holiday Monday
to be out in the country and roaming
thrilled to find bees enjoying fields of clover
and flowers
growing wild and free
swaying in the breeze
savouring it all
Happy August!