Thursday, May 29, 2008
A lovely evening, so I decided to go for a walk to the beach in time for the sunset. First I took photos at home.... of the peony bloom, sweet peas that were planted late last year, blue flower like the plant in Flighty’s stone feature, a cloud that reminded me of the UK, Mr. or Mrs. Nuthatch on the clothesline, the neighbour’s veggie garden, my first yellow rose bud…then off I went down the path to the beach where I saw my first wild rose of the season, bramble blossoms, deep purple lilac, wisteria dripping from a tree, an eagle on top of a tree, the bright sun getting ready to set, footprints in the sand, and a dragon-fire sunset! I felt infused with the fragrance of lilac, wisteria, wild roses, blossoms ~ and the fresh sea air. All senses completely satisfied!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
After the walk in the morning, the weather became really warm, so my son and I decided to go for a drive away from home, housework, yardwork..and any kind of other work...it was a day to relax...We came across this sign, so had to take a photo ;)
Another photo from this afternoon:
Here's a video for Flighty, not landing at our local airport, but one farther up the island.
And here's tonight's sun setting to finish off a glorious day. When I zoomed in, the photos showed more of the orange shade.
Friday, May 23, 2008
On the drive home about 9 p.m., I noticed a pinkish hue as the sun was setting. I found my way to the nearest beach access and photographed the beauty of it. A lovely way to end a very busy work week!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Last night I realized that the bird house on top of the washing line pole was inhabited. When we first put the bird house up years ago, the first family were tree swallows...it was cute when the babies were in a row on the line! Last night, I spotted a red-breasted nuthatch and its mate going in and out of the birdhouse. I was so excited, and that is probably why all 19 photos were blurry (either that or the camera setting was inadvertently moved!) So tonight I thought I'd have another go. I finally noticed one, but it didn't go into the nest when I was watching. One of the interesting things about these birds, is that they spend a lot of time upside down...on trees...and bird houses.
My digging partner was a rufous-sided towhee, who happily inspected whatever turned up. I couldn't just have birds without a bee (photo was taken at the Gardens I visited last weekend). I also dug up some rocks and piled them...my rock group. Just as I was packing it in for the day, I heard some beautiful birdsong, so I recorded it on video as I scanned the sky, clouds and trees. Here is the compilation:
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
I love the smell of wallflowers ~ and I was treated to a swath of them ... Also came across some Blue Camas, wild flowers which have an interesting history, loved the way the rain drops were balancing on some fresh green leaves, and a splash of colour at the end of this slideshow ~
There was a variety of bird life in the park ~ while I was watching the ducks splash about, a couple of other feathered creatures strolled by...
A most interesting bird nest ~ that of a titmouse ~