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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Slacker!!

Yes, I know...I've been clearly absent form this blog of mine.
Seems like these days of a busy life I can't seem to put in the time to 
write, edit photos and post. 
Actually to put it more honestly, it's not that I can't, it's more 
like I'm just not there in that head space right now.
We are in the process of moving after 17 years here on the farm...more on that later...
and it's an all consuming task.
One other reason for my tardiness at blogs doors is that my main camera lens
seems to have crapped out on me and I have not had the time to tinker with it
or take it to have it repaired.
I am relying on my zoom lens or my phone camera for now which is somewhat limited.
But even though I seem to be in a 'moving state of mind'  I am still taking photos.
Anyway a little montage of my favourites as of late.
Hope you are all well and happy and healthy and enjoying the bliss of summer days!
 The waters off of our shores are a gorgeous shade of azure blue due to a 
rare phytoplankton bloom which surrounds itself with microscopic bits of limestone...
 For these usually dark Pacific waters, seeing this colour around here reminds me of Nicaragua...
Walks on Island view beach with my dad one morning revealed this lovely driftwood structure...
...always the walker...
These cliffs have been known to uncover ancient mammoth teeth...
The full moon amongst the trees is something I never tire of...
Georgia!!!
The dreamer in me sends myself into the clouds...
...wishing to land on all that puffiness...
...to look down at the earth through different eyes...
This little fox sparrow by the lake one morning sending out his song...
Tiny summer mushrooms introduce themselves in the middle of the pathway...
Spotting wee spotted fawns around the place...
I am forever trying to capture the small but mighty hummingbirds...ready for take off!!...
Zooming in to the agapanthus...
...a few quick sips of nectar...
Making lavender tea for a hair rinse...after steeping for a few hours the flowers are pale...
...and the liquid a gorgeous shade of purple!!
I showed my mom a few needle felting techniques and she's a real natural! 
Here's a few of her pieces...
A little buzziness to sign off!
 

Ciao for now!

4 comments:

Suz said...

Iive been a slacker too. But glad you posted these gorgeous photos. Are you moving away from all of this?!

Jacquie said...

So good to "see" you! Thought you decided to stay in the southern part of our hemisphere. Enjoy your photographs, as always. Love your links to other blogs.

Acornmoon said...

I have missed you, moving house is such a lot of effort, I do hope you are going somewhere good. Maybe you would like Instagram? Keep in touch if you have time, it is always a joy to see your beautiful island.

Limner said...

Wait! First. Wow! All I can say is wow and wonder. How can you bear to leave? Second. Where to send mail???

Wow.