Showing posts from July, 2017

Go Fly a Kite!

Son walks in and exclaims that he is bored and Mom replies unsarcastically, "Go fly a kite."  Son whines that he doesn't feel like doing that, but after having suggested it, Mom realizes that it is a fantastic idea and decides to go out. It is after all a much needed photographic opportunity. Before Mom has the camera ready, the boy has his kite on the front lawn and much fun is had over the next hour so. For a time, boredom has been overcome.

July Mornings

July is flying by so fast, it is making me dizzy! I've been having fun learning about my new camera and enjoying Instagram a whole bunch. I like that I can use it from my phone which I almost always have on me and that it is super quick. Mostly though, I've been enjoying the weather, my gardens and having my kids at home. They're older now, and mostly prefer to do their own thing, but I love "dropping in" now and then to see what they're up to and just having their happy voices fill up our home makes me lighthearted. I do hope you're all having a fabulous July! Here are some photos, mostly from my morning walk with my dog. An America Coot in its nest. I get a kick out of these guys and the noises they make. A lovely pair I passed on my morning walk. Seemed like a sad little birdie. My black kitty Sooty, getting some love from Georgia. This is one of those shots I thought I didn't get. It's my current favourite and I wil

Happy Hatching Day!

You know, killdeer are very considerate creatures. They could have hatched yesterday when we were in the city all day, but they waited.  I was out early this foggy morning, new camera in tow. I checked on them then, and all was quiet. They must have seen the shiny new equipment I was carrying because a few hours later - POOF! 4 puffy chicks. Just look at the poses they gave me; fantastic little models.  I've thrown in a few other photos from my practice session.   This is Daddy.  He was running around making a racket the entire time his tribe was breaking free of their shells. He's to blame for me finding out it was hatching day. Still tired from all the work it took to get out of that tiny egg. Time to start venturing out a bit - stretch those wee legs. I can't believe this little fluff ball could even fit into something that small.   Asparagus fern.

Morning in the Garden

We've had a cold spring, but things are starting to fill out in the garden now. Here are a couple shots of the place I call home and some pretty flower photos. Oh, and I'm on Instagram now as aostaj! Oh

A Busy Start

Life has been beautifully busy. Welcome to summer!  Now that school is officially out, I thought time would slow down a bit, but nope! - It seems to be on fast forward. In the first two weeks of July alone, we will celebrate a special birthday, a 50th anniversary, my own 20th anniversary, send two kids to camp in opposite directions and pick them up. Somewhere we will try to get to the beach a few times and relax, and of course there is the yard to tend to. I forgot to mention, we kicked it all off with Canada Day on the 1st - our big 150! That was fun. A trip to a small town I'd never been to and then mini-golf and fireworks at the lake.   Being that Southern Saskatchewan is primarily farmland, it's not surprising to see a giant sculpture of a common crop, oats. This is definitely one of my favourite small town pieces. Ituna, Sk. Fireworks at Good Sprit Provincial Park - always a delight and a photography challenge.     The slowest part of my day happens in