Thursday, 27 June 2013

My Garden- Silent Sentry

...Sentry quietly keeping watch...
... and look, there are two of them.
(or are we seeing double.: ) )

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013

Barn - North Thompson Log Barn

When I saw this  historic log barn
set picturesquely along the
North Thompson River,... 
(on the Yellowhead highway)

...I asked my dear husband
  to scoot to the side of the road
so I could shoot a couple of photos.
You can see how the river has 
eroded the banks over the years
but the barn is safe for now...
 Link to Barn Charm

Friday, 21 June 2013

Wind Break

Interesting patterns...
...a wind break fence in an old cattle yard.

Thinking of those effected by the flooding
in Calgary and Southern Alberta.
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Thursday, 20 June 2013

My Garden - Pink, White and Blue

The flowers are drooping a little
after today's heavy rains....

...but tomorrow will be summer...

and I'm sure the sun will soon shine again.  : )

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Home and Garden Thursday -
Share Your Cup -
Cottage Garden party -

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Elk Antlers

A few weeks ago,
as we drove through Jasper National park...

...this elk obligingly posed for us...

...quite proud of his large antlers, don't you think?.

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

My Garden - Bee Attraction

(Styrax Japanicus - Pink Chimes)
This lovely Japanese Snowbell tree...
was given to us as an anniversary gift
a number of years ago...
...and now, along with the busy humming bees,
we are enjoying it's lovely fragrance
 and delicate flowers.
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Tuesday at Our Home -
 Sunny Simple Monday -

Monday, 17 June 2013

Barn - The Old Cattle Shed

The old cattle shed
has seen better days...

...but you can still imagine the busy farm yard
and the cattle lowing.
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Friday, 14 June 2013

Thursday, 13 June 2013

My Garden - The In Betweens

(Campanula, Snow In Summer, Daylily) 
I find that the Campanulas
fill in nicely...

...blooming when
the early spring perennials are finished...

...and summer perennials still have to begin.

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Cottage Garden Party -
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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

My Garden - Rewarding


(Ladies mantle and Campanula)
Every day,
as I wander through my garden
I see another plant which has opened it's flowers..
These little surprises are what make gardening
what it is...

...rewarding.... : )

(Campanula and Speedwell)

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Monday, 10 June 2013

Barn - Prairie Barn

I saw this collection of prairie barns
and had to photograph it...

.....because of it's charm

...and diamond shaped window.

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Cattle Chute

An abandoned cattle chute...
...A study of interesting shapes and patterns.

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Friday fences -

Thursday, 6 June 2013

My Garden - A Burst of Colour

(Campanula and Astilbe)
I love it when splashes of purple Campanula
bloom in my garden...

...and pink Peonies open
their flowers with a burst of colour...

(Painted Daisy)
...and the Painted Daisy leans
over the garden path,
displaying it's bright blooms.

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Fertilizer Friday -
Party Junk -