Tuesday, 28 May 2013

My Garden - Iris Bees

I have some lovely purple Irises
planted in a long row
along the driveway...

...and they always amaze me
when I see them in full bloom.

Whenever the sun comes out
(which hasn't been often lately)
the bees are very busy...

...bustling from flower to flower...

...and humming as they work.
: )
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A Stroll Through Life - http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/05/166th-inspire-me-tuesday.html
Tuesdays At Our home - http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.ca/2013/05/tuesdays-at-our-home-12.html
Tuesday Garden Party - http://www.anoregoncottage.com/

Monday, 27 May 2013

Barn- Quick Stop

I wanted to take a photo of this barn each time I drove by...
It has rustic charm
and appears more dilapidated each time
I see it... 

...so this morning I took a few really quick shots
through the side window with my point and shoot...

...because the road is a busy one
and, as you can see in the mirror,
more traffic is coming.
Hurry, quick!
: )
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Friday, 24 May 2013

Tractor View

Taken a few weeks ago,
I grabbed my camera
and shot a quick photo out of the car window...

...as the tractor lined up
with Mt. Cheam in the background.
Of course, I didn't notice
the beautiful telephone line in the center of the photo.  : )
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Thursday, 23 May 2013

My Garden - Gold

(Tradescantia )
Adding gold to my periennial garden
is Spiderwort "Blue and Gold"

...adding light and cheer,
 even on a cloudy day

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013

My Garden - Charming Chives

Close to the door of my dwelling
I have a small clump of chives
nestled in my Perennial garden.. 

...so I can quickly run outside to snip off
a few fresh stems to spice up my salads...

Not only are the flowers charming,
they are edible as well.  : )
Don't you think they make a great addition to my garden?
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Saturday, 18 May 2013

Trail Race and Alouette Lake

Last week Saturday we took part
 in a 14 km trail race in
Golden Ears Provincial Park.
The race begins along the lakeshore
 and then up into the trees and onto the hiking trails.
The scenery of  Alouette lake
is breathtaking each time we visit there.

The beaches were peaceful 
and will be empty until summer...

.....and the water was quiet and still.

The BC Hydro Alouette Dam
at the mouth of the lake.

Friday, 17 May 2013

My Garden - Transport

When I see a Japanese Maple (Bloodgood) on as a $20 special
at the local Garden Center,
 I can not resist...
...I can't let such a good deal pass me by,
even though I only have a little Escape.

A kindly lady walked by, stopped and asked in amazement...
"Can you fit all that in?"

Oh, I have done this numerous times...
with leaves waving gently in the passenger seat
 as I drive home.
...And there she is,
safely home!
Mission accomplished.
(Notice the other red maples in my yard : ))

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Be Inspired - http://www.commonground-do.com/
Simple and Sweet Fridays - http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, 16 May 2013

My Garden - Delightful Scilla

A big thank you to Jann Olson for
featuring my garden post  (here
on Share your Cup Thursday
The late spring bulbs are flourishing in my garden...

(Star of Bethlehem)
...adding a splash of colour
beside the spring blooming perennials

...have to love them!
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Home and Garden Thursday -  http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Cottage Garden party - http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.ca/
Share Your Cup Thursday - http://jannolson.blogspot.ca/

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Barn - Old and Rustic

Some more photos taken a few weeks ago...
...of a very old and rustic barn.

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Barn Charm  -  http://bluffareadaily.blogspot.ca/

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My Garden - Delicious Scents

The lovely weather has
produced an incredible growth in my

The Creeping Phlox is flourishing...
...and the Lilac bush is  wafting it's scent
through out the garden.

Can you smell them?  : )

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Simple & Sweet Fridays - http://rootedinthyme.blogspot.ca/
Fertilizer Friday - http://www.tootsietime.com/
Be Inspired - http://www.commonground-do.com/
Share Your Cup Thursday - http://jannolson.blogspot.ca/
Home and Garden Thursday - http://www.adelightsomelife.com/
Cottage Garden Party - http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.ca/

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

First Crop - Haylage

It has been a beautiful, summery week for the dairy farmers,
...perfect for making haylage ,
which does not need to be as dry as hay bales.

As you can see, the front wagon is almost full..
and the next wagon is driving in behind, waiting for it's turn,
...very efficient. 

...Another farmer uses a silage truck,
which is much quicker
when travelling a greater distance to the farm yard.
:   )

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Monday, 6 May 2013

Barn - Barns and Windrows

The weather is hot and summerlike and hazy...
...and you can see the hay windrows in the fields...

...of this 1950's farm which once was used as a movie set...
(All but the second house is original)

...and Mt. Baker, in Washington,
 is just peaking over mountain.  : )

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Barn Charm - http://bluffareadaily.blogspot.ca/

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Curvy Lake Road

I love this little piece of curvy road
alongside the lake...
This photo taken a couple of weeks ago
when most of the road was in the shade,
...but the morning sun highlighted
the distant trees.
These two photos were taken a couple of days ago...

...see how much greener it is this week.  : )

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The View From Here - http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=10174

Thursday, 2 May 2013

My Garden - Views..

(Tiarella - Foam Flower)
Views in my garden...

We have been promised summer weather for the week...
...can't wait to putter in my garden.  : )

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Make It Pretty Monday - http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.ca/
Home and Garden Thursday - http://www.adelightsomelife.com
Inspiration Thursday - http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.ca/
Fertilizer Friday - http://www.tootsietime.com/
Be Inspired -   http://www.commonground-do.com/

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Canadian Geese

The Canadian geese have the entire beach to themselves...

..which they grudgingly share it with me...
...as long as I do not get too close.   : )

Do you see the one on the dock?

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