Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good Fences

As usual, I'm shocked that it is already another Thursday.  This merry-go-round keeps spinning at dizzying speed!  Time for more Good Fences.


Mickey...

Oh, brother...there she is again with the confounded camera!  Yeh.. must be Thursday and, she's looking for blog fodder.  Why me?














Can't a guy just get a bite to eat in peace?















Maybe if she can't get anything except broadside, she'll give up.

That's the answer!  ...     I won't look at her.  She'll find it pretty dull business and get lost.














What the...??....  Why are you still here woman?!














Oh, alright.... snap away if you must .....   I'm busy......














...  and, now...I'm gone!!!  Outta here cuz somebody left the gate open...hahahhahahahha...........

















Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday

The amazing photos of birds posted by this group are wonderful to see.  Mine pale in comparison, of course, but it is fun to participate all the same.   Mostly, I love to go and look at their photos.

Today I'm posting this one because I haven't a clue what it is ... and, I bet lots of the birders in the group will recognize it and let me know.

I spotted it in my sister's garden in B.C. when I was there... it didn't sit still very long when it did land, so I got lucky to get a couple shots of it.... I'm thinking it is some sort of flycatcher, but can't swear to it.  Anybody know what it is for sure?





If you want to see some absolutely amazing photos check out the site by clicking on this cute little guy below...



PS...... later in the day......

Aha!!  see that?  The first birder that took a look confirmed it...a flycatcher... but, ... which one is still up in the air.  I didn't see it for very long and definitely didn't get to see much of the antics Chris mentioned...but,..hey... I guessed correctly and am happy with that ....thanks Chris for stopping by to check out my little guy....





Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I spy with my little eye..

.... Well, not exactly.  I spy with the camera eye; mine can't see nearly this well.

The Hoya plant is trying to bloom for the 3rd time this year.... this was the last flower clump, only about a month ago...gee, have I had this camera that long already?  The summer has flown.  I still have no clue how to use it..but, am having lots of fun just trying it here and there.

Anyway... look how waxy they appear before they bloom... maybe even plastic....don't look real at all to me.














And closer yet...I see little hairs on the stems...you have to click to enlarge to see those....hahahhaha..














When the flowers open, the centre looks like a title plastic star...and the petals.. ...   barely a hint of pink...and, so soft and fuzzy looking... they have the most amazing scent in last evening and early morning.  It permeates the whole house.  Apparently it is to attract a certain type of moth.



Monday, July 14, 2014

Who knew?

Indeed.

Who knew the centre of a pansy looks almost like it has fuzzy teeth or something ... my new camera sees so much more than my own eyes do, that's for sure!

A pretty pansy in my pot.














But, on closer inspection... furry fingers ... probably to aid in pollination or protection or something...














Look...I can see right down the throat....














Wild flax is beautiful too..














and, up close... stamens that look like they've been dipped in sugar... click on any pic to make it even BIGGER....



















Awww... and, look at this poor guy ... not visible to the naked eye just admiring the little stems of drooping hearts...but, something definitely happened here....





















Sunday, July 13, 2014

Not exactly "leftovers" ...

....but, there are always some pretty pics that get more or less left out .. nowhere in the weekly blogging to use them I guess.  I wanted to put them on today...

When we drove to the neighbouring province to visit family a couple weeks ago we stopped a few times ...  for construction and for snacks... and, got a few nice shots of the surroundings.

A pretty little creek bouncing over the boulders...
















The lovely blue green of the Kicking Horse River where it meanders through a place called Field in B. C. .. it definitely doesn't meander most of the areas believe me.  ...   ...but, this is a huge flat pebbly and rocky place where it breaks up into streams all over the flats... and, then gets back to the business of being pretty mean.  Huge rafting river for those that like to try it...