Sunday, 28 June 2015

Bits & Bobs...Birds...Bonfire...Moon!!

















 Took most of these pics on Thursday evening...

It was a glorious afternoon and evening...

No wind...calm...birds were busy...all was right  with the world!!

Hope you all are having a great weekend...

No rain at the moment...the pool is about to overflow!

We came home yesterday, as there were to be scheduled power outages at the cottage...rain and no power??? No thanks!! hahaha!

'cause that means no water either...so...we took the hideous drive home, thru torrential downpours...fog...hail...geeesh!!

Apparently there was an awful lot of lightning down there....YIKES!!

Hope everything is still intact...although I know it is wet...for sure!!

Enjoy your evening...hope it is dry!!

We are having Miss V for dinner and a sleepover...yippee!!

I am sooooo ready for her sweet face♥️

Cheers!  :o)
linda





41 comments:

  1. LOTS of great shots here, Linda. My favorite is the bird in the bird-bath. That is spectacular. You have had some bad weather and now it is our turn. We are just now starting to get the rain and dark skies. Oh well, I need to stay in for a day and clean. We had an unexpected visitor this morning but no photo unfortunately. A moose dropped by, ran up our drive-way, only feet from the mouse-house and then took off towards the back of the property. It all happened in seconds and shocked the life out of the retired-guy. haha! Country living! Hope you have a great time with Miss V. Give her a hug for me. Deb

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    1. A MOOSE!!!! How cool is that!
      Just put her to bed...pooped!!
      Enjoy your evening...

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  2. You certainly got a lot of great photos at the cottage! Great shot of the turkey vulture ... wow! And the moon shots are fantastic! We've had so much rain here too that I'm starting to worry about leaky basements. So far so good. For now it has stopped, but the grey clouds look very unsettled. I hope you have a fun time with little Miss V!
    Wendy

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    1. He was being chased by the Purple Martins! I guess he was trying to steal their eggs or babies...or them!! hahaha!
      Lots of rain here...gonna be humid tomorrow...so it wont dry out at all!!
      Just put her to bed...after a very short story!!

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  3. i'd say "glorious" is the perfect word!

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    1. Oh Tammy....I knew you would ♥️

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  4. Great shots Linda..

    Isn't it unreal how we see the Littles faces even before we fall asleep in our minds?

    Have a ball!

    Pouring here..went to the movies w/ Caroline and her 3 Littles.:)

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    1. Yes...and we miss her when she is not here...

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  5. Oh my Linda....what glorious shots....I was scrolling up and down....just can't soak it all in at once. It's hot and muggy here, so why I decided to make Apricot Bread is beyond me.....except I was craving it so bad....it's cooling now.

    Have a great week dear friend...and enjoy Miss V.

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    1. Apricot bread sounds so yummy, Wanda...did you finish the "wee" apple pie?? hahaha!
      You have a great week too, Wanda!

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    2. I was extremely generous..(patting myself on the back)...Our maintenance man came up stairs and I gave him my last piece....
      The smile on his face was worth it. It was a hot day, and he sat and had it with a glass of ice tea. Don finished off the other piece. HaHa. Will have to buy some more apples tomorrow.

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    3. Apricot bread all gone? Hahaha!

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  6. Great bird shots Linda. I liked the vulture one best . . . lol . . . spreading his wings , , ,
    Great moon shots too . .
    You certainly put a lot of work into your posts . . . thank you . . :) Eddie

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Yes...the Turkey vulture...what a scary creature he is!! He was on the next beach..I peeked over the wall to get the shot! and then he suddenly spread his wings!
      Well...thanks for the compliment...I take so many pictures...sometimes hard to get a theme going...if you know what I mean!
      Hope you have a great week..

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  7. Lovely photos . Looks like you had a nice time at the cottage . We had high winds and torrential rains all day yesterday and today it was over cast with rain this afternoon now as the sun sets it has cleared up . Our power was flickering all day yesterday but never went out and if it did we are gas powered for stove and water I wouldn't have it any other way living in the country lol ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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    1. That was mostly Thursday...Friday was nice too...Saturday, it all went in the dumper!!
      We were glad to be home...but sad to leave...

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  8. Wet is the weekend word. It hasn't been anything but wet. (Unless you count "cold".
    Hoping for some sunshine and warm weather soon.
    :0)

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    1. Yes...wet...perfect word for the weekend...and...looks like most of the week too!!

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    2. :P
      A warmer wet, I hear.

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    3. Dry tomorrow, but high humidity....then...more rain!
      I guess you are further North.....eh?

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  9. such beautiful photos, I always enjoy your photos, you have a great eye!!, we had sunshine but rain is on its way!

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    1. Thanks Laurie....I enjoy your paintings! How is the wee one?

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  10. Great pictures . . . fire by the lake . . .
    Sorry about all the rain . . .
    Maybe July will bring everything summery and perfect!

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    1. Well....such is life, eh Lynne?
      I am pretty spoiled....and we did have 2 nice days....lots more to come!
      Fingers crossed for July!

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  11. Wonderful photos, Linda! Too bad about all that bad weather. But I'm glad you made it home safely. I'm pretty tired of all this rain. Enough already!

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    1. Yes....enough with the rain....except during the night....I can handle that! Hahaha!

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  12. WOW! I love the turkey vulture shot! You were lucky....they vomit when startled!
    Jane x

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    1. Ewwwwwww...thanks for the info!

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  13. Oh---my heart swells at these pretty bird pics, Linda! You are GOOD, girl!

    So glad you are enjoying and capturing your summer with your camera!

    Jane x

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    1. Thanks Jane....I do love the birds!
      Lots of things to take pictures of!

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  14. Beautiful birdie shots - lots of shapes and sizes.
    Was at a performance this afternoon and it was misting a bit, but not torrential like yesterday. I like rain. Most of the time.
    Hmmm... I don't see bed sheets! :-)

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    1. No rain today! Yippee! Most of my flowers have fallen over!
      Nasty spammer! I deleted him! Zap!

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    2. Oh, I'm sorry about your toppling flowers.
      I also wanted to say that I love the wild-orange flames and your pink toes!

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  15. Yay, a red cardinal, and lots of other great birds. Fantastic shots, Linda. A bonfire, and the moon, how beautiful it is at the lake. I'll bet you are having a great time with little Miss V!

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    1. Hi Patricia!
      Took me forever to get a pic of that Cardinal! He was jumping around everywhere!
      Up early.....5:45am! Gotta love it!

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  16. Hey Linda....cute birdies! I can just hear that one in the bird bath now. "I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain". Lol!! Lord girl, if I were to ever get a moon shot like yours, I would probably call National Geographic to see if they wanted a copy. Ha!

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    1. Hey Laurie!!
      Thanks for the compliment...my camera has an awesome zoom lens...
      Enjoy your time at the lake!!

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  17. Wonderful photos of all the birds and especially the turkey vulture on the shore. Love the bonfire and moon shots too. I'm glad you had at least one great day and evening at the cottage. The weather has been terrible. Whatever happened to the "above normal temperatures and dry summer" that was predicted??? Oh....I guess the west is getting it. At least it's not cold enough to snow! Haha. I hope this week is a good one for you. xx Pam

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    1. Two great days,actually...2 out of 4 ain't bad, I guess!!
      Yes...the West Coast is very toasty indeed!!
      Perhaps it will move our way!!
      Today is very pleasant...sunny and dry!!
      Enjoy your week...

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  18. wow...beautiful bird shots! And the fire! Looks wonderful!

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