Monday, 25 February 2013

A Little Red Barn

A quaint, little red barn...

...with a quaint, little house...

I noticed a huge stump to the left of the barn...
...perhaps the remains of an old willow tree.
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Link to Barn Charm

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Country Roads

Country roads draw me. 
I want to follow where they go. 
 I want to see the country home around the corner
 or the spectacular view around the next bend.
I enjoy the peaceful atmosphere
away from the crowds,
...the quietness
...the fresh air.
: )
Do you like country roads?

Friday, 22 February 2013

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Sword Ferns up High

The Sword fern's favourite habitat
 is the moist understory in our west coast forests...

and they remain vividly green all winter....

...but what amazes me the most
is that they thrive not only on the forest floor,
but also up in the tall Broad Leaf Maple trees.

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Picturesque Dwelling

Wood sided houses with green roofs always seem to draw me,
for some reason...

...and with Mt. Cheam in the background..
...that even makes me happier... : )
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Monday, 18 February 2013

Barns in Green

...the view from up here...

...of a well managed dairy farm...

..creating long shadows
in the late afternoon.
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Link to Barn Charm

Saturday, 16 February 2013

A Trail of Clouds

Yesterday was a rare, sunny day and I was fascinated by
the trail of clouds in front of the mountain range.... well as the reddish hue of the blueberry field.
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Weekly Top Shot

Friday, 15 February 2013

My Garden- Snowdrops in Bloom

Ahh....  the snowdrops have fully opened. 
 They are the earliest bulbs to bloom in my garden and
I think they are so beautiful!
Yes, they are covered with glistening raindrops 
but they don't seem to mind.  : )
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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mighty Moose

Mighty moose made me smile this morning...
...someone adorned him with a bright red ribbon and heart....

...I'm not sure what he thinks of it all...
...he looks a little perplexed...
as he guards the seasonal ice cream stand.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Mountain Creek

A creek, half hidden by maples
tossed down in previous storms...

...trickles down the mountain ravine...

...under towering Cedar trees...

...surrounded by lush ferns.
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Rurality Blog Hop

Tuesday, 12 February 2013


...all that is left of the Hazelnut trees...

...that grew in straight rows up and down this field...

they do not produce enough income to make it cost effective.
Most of the hazelnut farms have disappeared.

Monday, 11 February 2013

Barn Skeleton

I'm not sure if this barn has had it's siding removed...
and is on it's last legs.... is tilting.....
and is still being used for storage.
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Link to Barn Charm

Saturday, 9 February 2013

My Garden - Winter Rose

My Helleborus is in a sheltered spot by my door..
and I am enjoying it's blooms every day...  : )
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                                                                                Weekly Top Shot

Friday, 8 February 2013

Reflection Magic

I looks a little odd, doesn't it.....

... the sunset reflected in a north facing window.
What a wonderful way to end the day. : )
(These pics are not edited in any way.)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

A Break in the Clouds

We have a lot of rain in the winter, as well as
thick layers of dark grey clouds.....
so each time the sun shines...

...we are again reminded
of the beautiful world that surrounds us. : )
Linking to
Rurality Blog Hop

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

My Garden - Winter Sedum


.....still making a statement
in my winter garden...
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Outdoor Wednesday: Click on the picture below to learn more...

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

My Garden - Decorative Stump

It is interesting to see the moss and lichen
and other strange things growing on this stump...

Over the years it is slowly decomposing.

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Working Barn - Prairie Central

The original red barn has a lot of outbuildings attached...
...all shapes and sizes...

... but it still looks like a working operation.
linked to
Link to Barn Charm