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Saturday, June 30, 2012

June Photo Scavenger Hunt

Around here June is being referred to as June-uary because of the cool temperatures and bucketfuls  of rain that has poured from the skies...and it hasn't finished yet.  There has been the odd bright day with actual sunshine and blue skies, which raises hopes until the next downpour. 

Here are my choices for the month of June:

1 - Sleep

Although I held a sleeping baby in my arms for a few hours, I never thought to take a photo (which would have been a difficult manouevre since my arms were filled ;))  So here's a little chickadee that appeared to be sound asleep on a branch:

2 - on the edge

This sure-footed deer was walking on the edge of an embankment with the bay down below - taken when I was visiting a nearby island in the middle of June.

3 - before

On the same visit, we made lemon curd turnovers:

4 - after

5 - symmetry

I took this photo at the ferry ramp as I was waiting to board.

6 - out of reach

Public telephone booths aren't often seen any more, but this one is located on a small island.   Ceanothus victoria bushes cover the entrance area and were swarming with bees.  I would say the telephone is out of reach until the bees or flowers are done!

7 - close

Speaking of bees, here's a close up of one enjoying a favorite clover flower.

8 - night

It is very dark at night on the small island ~ here are the lights of the ferry docked for the night as seen through the cabin window, lights also reflected in the water.

Here is the ferry in the light of day:

9 - diamond

A raindrop twinkling like a diamond on one of my roses:

10 - crown

How about a crown of lilies at my front door?

11 - bunting

I actually found some royal-looking bunting hanging across a street in a neighbouring town:

12 - majesty

There is nothing to surpass the majesty of a Bald Eagle flying overhead... especially on one of the few blue sky days :)

I have other photos to share which I will try and do soon. 

We're celebrating Happy Canada Day on July 1 :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Another view or two

After choosing photos for the previous post, I had a look through to see if there were other photos I'd like to put together.

Here are a couple of collages ~ the first contains various sights from in and around my home, including a Chicken Pie I made due to the cooler than usual temperatures!

The second is a collection of photos I took at a local marina, which I thought looked rather fitting for the red, white and blue celebrations!

The sun is expected back next week, around June 10...