Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

This special post is for my MOM....My Mom loves butterflies so I'm contributing this post just for her. Mom I hope you enjoy every shot and I hope it puts a smile on your face. Chris took my to butterfly World up at Coombs...and as you can see here Mom I had a blast! This one is my favorite and has won me quite a bit of attention on Flickr!! Love you Mom.

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Butterfly Series ~ For my Mom

Monday, June 29, 2009

Ocean Views ~ Come for a walk with me

Hello and welcome to my new Ocean post!! Yesterday my lovely husband put me in the Van and took me for a lovely drive. We haven't done that together for a very long time...my boys have gone camping for a few days so Chris and I had some well deserved quality time. He took me up to Parksville. We did alot of little trips but this one was my favorite I love the Ocean and I wanted to take you on my walk. So lets start here at the fence...once you cross over you will love what you see and experience simply lovely. From shells, rocks, crabs, birds all kinds of neat things you will see today ..So enjoy what I enjoyed yesterday!! Lets take a walk on the beach!!

The Beauty of Barnacles

I know I'm a Crab but I look like a Frog!!

Going for a Swim at the Ocean

Clinging to a Rock ~ Sea Weed

My water World....Non Macro shot

I'm green and Delicate!!

This Purple Crab

My Water World....

This Green Crab

Walking Proud...At the Ocean

Was Once a Great Oyster!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

At the Hot Lips...

Morning everyone!! Well I'm not liking being a patient already..my LEG is killing me! But while I was outside yesterday in my new lounging chair that Chris got for me while I recover from this surgery that I've had...I saw some very young Hummingbirds at the hot lips. I was smart and had taken my camera with me outside so I wouldn't have to get out of my chair!! So cool I watched them for hours...these are the few good shots I got of them...After a while they started coming to check me out too...One hummer actually hovered right in front of my face so cute. I just love hummingbirds.

At The Hot Lips

Juvenile Male Hummingbird

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Water N Roses

Roses what beautiful flowers...I can never get enough of them. These shots are some taken in my garden, just after a rain fall. The water just glistens off them I couldn't resist taking some lovely shots. I would like to also mention that a rose just isn't a rose without the beautiful smell that goes with them. I know there are alot of species that don't have a smell....which is a shame really. All my scented roses planted under my living room window so that when I open the window in the summer time months the smell fills the whole house with such a lovely aroma...it's like heaven.

Water N Roses

Water N Roses

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fabulous Fruit Fridays!!! ~ Salmon Berry

Hey everyone sorry for the late post..I just got out of the Hospital...I had Surgery yesterday and I ended up having to stay the night...so this is the best I could do considering I can hardly sit or think straight today..hahahha...

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lavender and the Bumble Bee ~ Found one!!

Today is about Lavender...lovely little flower. As you can see here my lavender at home is just opening and the fat little bumble bees just truly love it!! Lavender is one of our edible flowers for those of you who might not know that. You can dry it and use the flowers for tea, the essence or nectar from steeping the flowers can be used for Jellies and Jams. The usual purpose for Lavender that mostly everyone knows about is satchels for the dresser drawers to make them smell fresh!!

Lavender and the Bumble Bee ~ I'm sure my head will fit!!

Lavender and the Bumble Bee

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Bamboo the Worlds Renewable Resource!!

My post is a little unique today. I have different plants and views that symbolize nature of course...but also an image that shows renewable resources as well. For example this Bamboo is one of the World's most valuable resource right now...it grows quickly and fast. We now use Bamboo for flooring, socks, shirts, furniture....simply alot of products. Did you know that Bamboo grows underground for five years before it even breaks through the soil? That is one of the reasons why it can grow back so quickly after it's been cut down...the root systems are very established. In the next two pictures see if you can spot what the renewable resource is.

The next Generation!!

Reflections Trees and Sky

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Lemo's Eyes

I couldn't resist a face shot of Lemo!! She has the most beautiful gold eyes I have ever seen...

Lemo's Eyes

Found in the Dryer!! Truffles

Look what I found in the dryer yesterday!! I went to put the wet clothes in and couldn't...truffles had decided that she would take a nap in there. I ran grabbed my camera took the snap then woke her. I had to get the laundry done!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

The beauty of Grass gone to seed 1 of 3

Morning everyone...today is about grass. Yep grass gone to seed. The reason for this post is simply because I went back to the Bog the other day to see what had changed since I was there last. Alot has changed it that particular environment.....The bog is almost dried up from our lack of rain here and there was Head High grass. I could hardly find the trail or keep on it very well. So I thought since the grass was at eye view I would practice my Macro shots on Black N White settings. I love the effect of the grass....but alas grass does not like me in no time I broke out in Hives!! and started to itch like crazy I had to get out ASAP before I ripped my clothing off to get at the itchy parts...Ohhhhh not good.

The beauty of Grass gone to seed 2 of 3

The beauty of Grass gone to seed 3 of 3

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Symbolism of Dad....Happy Father's Day

In my third post I have chose this Lobelia flower that I took the other day as a symbol of Dad...why? Well because blue has always traditionally symbolized the male gender and two because Dad are truly beautiful when their not being so masculine. Like at times when you catch them playing with their children, when softly disciplining children, when reading a bedtime storey and my favorite when those big masculine hands try to put on a bandage on the little scrapes.

Symbolism of Dad....Watchful Eye

In my second post which symbolizes Dad is: This squirrel ever watchful protective of his families space making sure all is well.

Symbolism of Dad....Never Easy

In my posts today my pictures that I'm picking in my mind remind me of all the Fathers out there be it Male or Female. Some families have only one parent holding the ship together so Father's day applies to everyone these days. So my first pick is: This bee struggles to get his work done to take home the chow....Never Easy some days.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Corey's Home Made Bird Feeder

In these two shots these two birds are enjoying Corey's home made bird feeder. Corey is 9 years old and we had put him into Cubs this year. The main focus for the Cubs was to build a bird feeder out of recycled products. Old scraps of wood, shoe lace, and a water bottle for the seed. He did a fantastic job and the birds love the feeder...it hangs in the tree just beside the main feeder. This on however we use Finch seed and crushed sunflower seeds all removed from the shells...they like that treat. No work just all about the eating.

Corey's Home Made Bird Feeder


This poor bird almost had a heart attack...I was creeping up on it and when it finally realized that I was there...well you can see for yourself look at it's face...Oh dear I felt bad.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fabulous Fruit Fridays!!! ~ Strawberries N Sugar

Happy Friday everyone!! Todays photo is Strawberries!! It's strawberry time here in B.C all the local farms and grocery stores have local products now...YUMMY...just in time for Father's Day weekend.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hot Lips....Sage! Hummingbirds Favorite

Flowers nothing so beautiful is there?...these three flowers are just so different but stunning in their own way. The top one here is a Hummingbirds dream flower. If you ever wanted to attract hummingbirds without a feeder this is the plant for you! The blossoms are either bright red with no white or a combination like you see here. The plant fills the air with lovely aroma of Sage and a sweet smell for the hummingbirds...one of my most favorite plants in my garden besides my Prize roses....

Double Curle

If an Egg were PinK