Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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.




Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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!

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Monday, July 3, 2017

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 the early morning when it's still cool enough to walk my dog. I love my mornings.  Happy July everyone!
 
I love the wide angle lens on my phone.