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Monday, May 18, 2009

Long Weekend

It's been a wonderful long weekend so far, weather included, and one more day to go :) On Saturday, one of my sons and his girlfriend came by to check out my underground sprinkler system. There are a few heads that need replacing and some branches that needed trimmed back. We then headed to a Saturday open market and found out that one of our crowd was exceptionally good at using a hula hoop! My gosh, she was amazing ~

Later on I went for a drive and ended up at a provincial park where a fish ladder has been built to assist salmon to spawn. From August to September it is one of THE places to see huge salmon ~ Coho arrive first and then Chinook salmon. Black bears and eagles would also be in abundance!


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The Pacific Dogwood, B.C.'s floral emblem, lent a contrast of white in the dense forested area ~


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Other lovely white blossoms were visible, but I'm not sure what the tree is called ~


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On Sunday, I decided to go and check out a few garden nurseries. At the second nursery I went to, I heard the call of an eagle. On my way back to my car, I looked up ~ there were three, and just as I was taking the photo, one flew off...

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I came home with a colourful array of plants for my window boxes. Once home, I put together the ingredients for a loaf of bread in the bread machine, and went out on the deck for a bit of relaxation and to read! I was enjoying the gorgeous day, the birds flitting and tweeting about, and watched the puffy clouds drifting by... one in the shape of a frog...


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and if you have difficulty seeing what I did, here's a little help ;)


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It was time to clear out the wooden window boxes on the deck and put in the containers holding this year's flowers. When I took out the old insert, I saw....



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It was my old friend, Canuck, the Tree Frog. We were both surprised to see each other after a whole year, and I don't know which one of us jumped higher! I left him alone to recuperate from the encounter before adding a few rocks to the bottom of the box. Here's a photo and little video of him ~


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Lovely day, with spring fragrances outside, and a bread baking smell on the inside ~ A nice light loaf ~ six inches high!

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Here it is Monday, and a slight overcast day, however it is a day off! I'll be out puttering in the garden today, and planting a few more window boxes.






7 comments:

  1. You have eagles AND a tree frog? This is just not fair!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Nice loaf too!

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  2. LOL ;)~ As long as the eagle doesn't spot the tree frog, although it would hardly even be a taste! No wonder frog was hiding under the window box, though, with all the birds around....Thanks for coming by.

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  3. I'm glad to see that you had such an enjoyable, and productive, weekend. Terrific photos,especially that frog cloud, and it's good to see Canuck again!
    I can almost smell that loaf, a slice of which with butter and raspberry jam would go down well with the cup of tea that I'm drinking!
    I hope that you had a good day puttering and planting.
    Have a good week! xx

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  4. I forgot to mention that I like the Midmarsh Jottings blog, which I had a good look at last night. xx

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  5. Hi Flighty ~ I really did enjoy the extra day off on the weekend, and think it's about time 3 day weekends became the norm ;) A slice of bread as you describe would taste delicious ~ I like it with marmalade, too. I didn't make a connection with the frog cloud and seeing the real thing until I was writing my blog entry ~ as it turns out, the real frog was within 3 feet of me when I saw the cloud! Yesterday it remained overcast and a bit cooler, so I took the opportunity to cut the lawn, just in time before the rain came. Yes ~ I think Daffy would like Midmarsh John's blog as well...he has real live hedgehogs ~ lots of birds ~ and video cams!

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  6. You really packed a lot into one day. Long weekends really are the best time for getting things done though!

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  7. Must be great to get so close to eagles. Love you little tree frog.
    There is nothing to beat the smell of freshly baked bread, makes my mouth water just thinking about it.

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