Monday, 29 April 2013

Barn - Weathered By Time

 
This barn has been on my to do list for a long time...

 
...very old, rustic...

 
...and still used for storage...

 
...the siding is warped and twisted by time and weather...

 
...just waiting for me to take it's picture.  : )
 
 
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Link to Barn Charm

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Why are They Here?


 
Last week, on a beautiful day,
I visited the lake on a whim...

 
...and there I saw this trawler,
an unusual sight,
 as we usually see pleasure power boats and jet skis.
I'm a very curious person,
and I really wonder what they were doing there
on this beautiful morning.  : )
 
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Weekly Top Shot
 

Friday, 26 April 2013

My Garden - Today's Shades of Pink

 
Pink is such a spring colour...

 
...and today it dominates my perennial garden...

 
.....as more and more plants
begin to show their true colours...

 
Pink is such a happy colour
and goes so well with the different shades of green.  :  )
 


linking to
Home and Garden Thursday- http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Fertilizer Friday - http://www.tootsietime.com/
Inspired Friday - http://www.commonground-do.com/
http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.se/
Farm Girl Friday - http://deborahjeansdandelionhouse.blogspot.ca/
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Lake in April

 
The dock is empty and quiet,
waiting for the summer crowd...

 
...such a beautiful time of  year...

 
..as the water continues to lap the shore.
 
Cultus Lake in April.  : )

Monday, 22 April 2013

Barn - Yard in Red

 
 
As I was traveling to a town west of here,
I  planned to take some photos of an old barn
which is on my list of to do barns.
 
 
 
On this beautiful spring day,
I also noticed this picturesque
barnyard across the field.   
Gotta love red barns!  :   )
 




linked to - Barn Charm
 
 Link to Barn Charm

Saturday, 20 April 2013

A Peaceful Day

 
Quiet on the beach
although the trees are developing leaves.....
...calm on the water
where a pair of ducks can enjoy
a peaceful day.
 
 
linked to
Weekly Top Shot - http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=10131

Thursday, 18 April 2013

My Garden - Colours and Friends

 
In full bloom,
this pink  Magnolia  makes a huge impact
in my garden.....
 
 
 
...I love the cheery Primroses which are bright
little beacons on dark days...

 
...and the tiny flowers of the Brunneria
which look like blue 'Forget- me- nots.'

 
I had some blocks of wood that I had used in my garden,
so for fun
 I made these little friends.
I'll leave them there for a bit.  : )

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Share your Cup Thursday -  http://jannolson.blogspot.ca/
Home and Garden -  http://www.adelightsomelife.com/2013/04/home-and-garden-thursday-20.html

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Quiet in the Springtime

 
The beautiful weather drew me
to the empty beaches of Cultus Lake,
even though there was a slight chill in the air
and the mountain tops were still covered with fresh snow.

 
The lakeside homes are perched close
to the waters edge...

 
...but a large part of the lake is surrounded by a lovely
provincial park and numerous trails.  : )


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Outdoor Wednesday  -  http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Mountain Colour

 
Love the way the spring colours
are creeping up the mountainside.
Spring is here,
...including the Dandelions
on the bottom right of the photo.
(For those of you who remember,
the stumps are gone. See here)

Monday, 15 April 2013

Barn - Extra Long

 
A very looooong barn,
used for dairy cows at one time
but now the fields are filled with berries.

 
The cement silo is missing it's hat,
but the old barn has been redone with steel panels.  : )
 
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Link to Barn Charm

Saturday, 13 April 2013

My Garden - Spring Garden in Fulll Bloom

 
White Arabis, Purple Aubrieta, and a pink Rodo in the center
 
Our hillside garden is in full bloom!
The purple Aubrieta belongs to the cabbage family,
but this creeping plant is much prettier, isn't it

 
With the cool temperatures,
 the heather alongside the gravel path
also continues to bloom.   : )
 
linking to
Weekly Top Shot  - http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/
Be Inspired - http://www.commonground-do.com/2013/04/be-inspired-134-april-showers.html

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Visiting Deer

 
These beautiful deer came sauntering
through the back of our acreage,
as they often do...

 
..nibbling on grass and stopping to take in the sights...

 
...and to ask , "What are you doing?"

 
...but when they started to nibble on my Japanese maples...
I said. "That is ENOUGH!!!
...and they ran off...
...a few feet.
 
linking to
 Outdoor Wednesday  - http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.ca/
 Rurality Blog Hop http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/

Monday, 8 April 2013

Barn - Blue Roof Appeal

 
A rather unusual shaped barn
updated with a colourful blue metal roof...
..this is still a working farm.
Notice the milk house in front of the cement silo,
where the milk is cooled and stored before shipping.

 
With rustic wooden siding,
this barn is just a hop and skip down the road
from last weeks barn charm shown here.
 
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Saturday, 6 April 2013

My Garden - Hyacinths

 
 
I always forget where and what bulbs I have planted,
 until they open their blooms in spring
 with a burst of colour!
Hyacinths always amaze me with their complexity,
and this week I found these peachy coloured blooms
 in a sheltered corner in my garden.  :   )
 

Friday, 5 April 2013

My Garden - Exciting Colour

 
 Seeing so much colour
unfolding in my garden,
I am almost
giddy with delight...

 
...purple Primroses...
 

 
...blue Scilla.        :  )
...and more!
 
 
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http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=10073

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Pink Delight

 
In the next week or so the trees buds will leaf out... 


 
...and brighten the world with their vivid greens...
 
 
...but for now
I will enjoy the gorgeous blossoms on my peach tree!  :  )

Monday, 1 April 2013

Barn - Original Windows


 
Original wooden siding...

 
...original windows...

 
in an original barn
...built many years ago close to the road
and on a slight swale
to stay high and dry in case of spring flooding!    : )
 
 
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