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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Summer Weekend Post

Just a few photos from the past week.

We met a cowboy on Weirs Beach and we returned to see Paul Lewis's Beach art at Esquimalt Lagoon below.

We enjoyed the gardens at Beacon Hill Park below.

The flowers are in their prime now.

We love to go to Michell's Farm Store and the corn is so good this year.

We went to The Roost Cafe and I see reflections on the pie shelf.

Also they  have a little bus outside to eat in and it has nice reflections also on the roof!  And more reflections in this case below. The driver of the bus is a rooster!

They are growing a big pumpkin there.

They grow grapes and make really tasty wine there.

We went out and picked blackberries to freeze for winter days.

I went to visit where the soul of my beloved baby owl Woody rests in these lovely woods.
I did not see the mom owl Josie or the Dad, Mister. I can't seem to fix my broken heart. The trees are stressed out as we have had no rain for two months and the leaves are falling from the trees being so stressed out. Hope we get a big rain soon as we have so many fires in our Province as well.

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Today I am linking to:
Sky Watch Friday
Floral Friday Fotos
The Weekend in Black White
Weekend Reflections
Saturday's Critters
Pink Saturday

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  1. Those fires are serious business. I looked at a map recently and it looks like the whole province is on fire. This may be the new norm unfortunately.

  2. Gotta let that baby owl go. We lost one last year. It' just the way it is.

  3. Beautiful images. Of course,I truly love the flowers.

  4. What a far ranging blog, you are a very prolific artist. I just imagine a woman with all sorts of ideas going everywhere. People like you are what keep the world going round!!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. The flowers and veg look very good despite the lack of rain. Enjoyed your photos.

  6. Stunning nature shots. That beach looks amazing.

  7. Beautiful beautiful beautiful!

  8. A beautiful set of photos. Love the cowboy on the beach!

  9. Wonderful pictures! I hope you get that rain you're waiting for.

  10. What a lovely collection of imagea! You found somw great reflections, and I love the idea of the bus as an eating place.

  11. Hello NOra, I love the cowboy on the beach photo. The beach art is cool. Lovely flowers and veggies. The cafe looks cute. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead. PS, thanks for visiting my blog and for the comment.

  12. The beach art is super cool


  13. Creative series of photos ~ love the Cowboy and that wooden totem type sculpture!

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores

  14. The cowboy and the beach art are amazing! And those perfect flowers. And I would absolutely love to eat in that bus (we eat in a small RV -- our own -- when we go 'camping' these days but it isn't anywhere near as charming as that bus!!!) It's very dry here too -- when we went to the Coast it seemed better but here a little ways inland, it is terrible. We need rain so badly.

  15. Beautiful photos, and you live in such a gorgeous part of the world!

  16. Your world is such an interesting and colorful world. I love it all. You have such a lively mind and it just comes off the page at me.

    Take care and have a great week.

  17. Outstanding photos!

  18. Beautiful series.

  19. I love all your comments. Thanks so much! :-)


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