August 31, 2013

Days 190-196

Day 190
 I keep having to move the bird feeder to foil the attempts of some rather unsavory critters that steal all the food.  This little friend was enjoying the new stash before it got raided again.

Day 191
 Yummy home grown, but pretty small.
Still happy to have them.

Day 192
 Once in a blue moon . . . this one is the seasonal kind.

Day 193
 Little pile of treasures waiting to be wrapped and sent off for various birthdays and other occasions.

Day 194
 This has been my favourite planter this year.
Always makes me smile.

Day 195
 Mr. Zack thinking he might like to try some blueberry waffles and maple syrup.
He did not get any.

Day 196
My poor little miss, bearing the grave indignity of being shorn of her glorious locks. She had some mats that I could not get rid off so the groomers had to give her a lion cut. She looks pretty pathetic and is rather skittish at this point.

August 24, 2013

Day 183-189

Day 183
 Bird buddies sharing a meal.

Day 184
 Solar garden lights . . . Ali's birthday gift.

Day 185
 More fun with dill . . . oh and my feet snuck into the shot as well.

Day 186
 Dahlia beauty . . . they always remind me of my Mama.

Day 187
 Very round raindrops on cedar branch.

Day 188
 Yummy lunch.
Bacon, egg, guacamole and cherries.

Day 189
Gladiolus blooming beautifully.

August 17, 2013

Days 176-182

Day 176
 Golden glow at the centre of this rose.

Day 177
 I spy with my little eye . . . a little orange butterfly peeking out from the back side of this lavender spike.

Day 178
 Tomatoes have not grown very big but turning to orange and red.

 Tendrils from my Virginia Creeper.

Day 180
 My lovely sister getting down to business at a visit with an elderly cousin.

Day 181
 Time to fill up the feeder again.

Day 182
Echinacea  . . . cone flower . . . love these!

August 7, 2013

Days 169-175

Day 169
 Chinese Lantern fruit . . . dried from last season and holding their colour well.

Day 170
 Simple reed fragrance diffuser.

Day 171
 Amazing adventure day at the Butterfly Gardens in Victoria, BC.
This is a White Tree Nymph. 

Day 172
 My blue-eyed girl, Gracie.

Day 173
 My succulent garden has really taken off.

Day  174
 Birthday in the household today.

Day 175
Sweetly surprised by these lovely white lilies.