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Friday, September 20, 2019

September Weekend

A few more posting of the Saanich Fair....very big pumpkins!

For Sky Watch...up on Mount Tolmie you see the people drive there for the sunsets.

At Cattle Point the people drive there to see the ocean.

Some reflections at the local lake for Weekend Reflections.

We always go to Butchart Gardens so thought I would put in Mr. and Mrs. Butchart today.

These are for the Weekend in Black and White.

I tried to take photos of the Gardens at night but found out I am not much of a photographer for night shots as I don't like to carry a tripod.

For Floral Friday some blue, I like blue. 

For Pink Saturday a pink rose.

Our Butterflies are all gone now but I did get some last minute photos of them.

This fellow is a little tattered and torn but we all are.
They have such a short life span.

These critters are for Saturday's Critters.

I can't help myself but I have to put in more of the Orange-crowned warblers up on Mount Tolmie.

For the Bird D'Pot some birdies flew in to say Hello.

The hawk is still looking hopefully at the bird feeder once in a while. He is not very successful.

I hope your weekend is successful and happy.

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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
The Bird D'Pot
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  1. I always wonder what they do with those giant pumpkins. Does anyone know?

  2. Beautiful pics and videos.

  3. I can see why people go up their for the sunsets... BEAUTIFUL!! We have a hawk (or hawks?) that visit our bird feeder too. Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Excellent post! Love that horse!

  5. I love all your pictures... the nature is amazing in your side...

  6. Hello, Beautiful sky images. I love the cute warblers and the horse. Beautiful captures of the butterflies and pretty flowers. The fruits and veggies look delicious. This post has it all, wonderful collection of photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great weekend! PS, thank for leaving a comment on my blog.

  7. Amazing photos!Have a lovely weekend!

  8. A beautiful series of shots. And wow - those pumpkins are huge!

  9. Beautiful presentation.

  10. Beautiful ...that hawk is so camouflage!
    Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us at I'd Rather B Birdin this week...it's always appreciated.

  11. Oh, I'm drooling over your fruit photos!
    Great to see those historical photos photographed in their turn - and I love the expression on that hawks face!

  12. You have a little bit for everybody. I love our local Tulsa State Fair. I don't ride the rides or eat the food, I go look at all the fruits and produce, livestock, and arts and crafts including a huge photo section which I always plan on entering but don't.

  13. I could only say wow when I saw your reflection!

  14. Amazing pumpkins. Perfect time of year or a Fair! Ours is too early. , in July.


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