Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny

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Ooh, Shiny!

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I’m sure I must have posted this one before, but I don’t see humming birds often in my backyard, so when I do, I always try to capture them.

While standing in the kitchen today, I looked out, and there was a humming bird on my zinnias. I was in a conversation on the phone, but had to put the person on hold, however that hummer got away.

This is my first humming bird that I captured a few years ago.

Photo Challenge: Elemental

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Elemental

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This photo was taken when we went whale watching. Here we can see some of the elements. We have rock formations forming little islands out in the ocean and in the distance we can see the mountain and some of the erosion of the earth as it falls away. Though unseen, the air was fresh and cool and lovely.

Photo Challenge: Textures

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Textures

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I had the occasion to visit this Whole Foods Store with my husband’s aunt for lunch. Not only was the food delicious, but it was also a delight to look up and see these different textures above, all coming together in such a pleasing way. The ceiling was made of glass, and it was being held in place with steel beams, then they added a softer touch with the lighting and the colorful umbrellas, giving the space a beautiful ambiance, making our lunch date much more pleasurable.

Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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Satisfaction

So once again it’s Wednesday, and with this day comes the photo challenge. As I was thinking about what to post, I thought, why not share my most recent Face Book post here.

I love flower gardening, and for years now at the request of my husband, I’ve planted vegetables, but at harvest time there was always ….nothing. Either the plants got eaten, or they died. I decide it was a waste of money, and would do it no longer, but somehow this year, while in the garden shops, I thought I would try one last time, and this is what we have so far, plus we’ve eaten quite a bit of lettuce and spinach already. So I’m feeling great satisfaction with the bounty of our harvest.

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Photo Challenge: Unusual

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Unusual

Today’s photo challenge is to post a photo which I find unusual. I didn’t think I had any, but remember how unusual, but beautiful I thought this photo was.

This was taken on my last trip to Victoria BC. As my sister-in-law law and I were out for a walk, enjoying the view around us, we came upon this man, playing this beautiful piano, right there in the open, as he enjoyed a breath of fresh air at the same time.

 

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Nature’s Collage

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Collage

At first this challenge seemed most difficult for me, but then I realize that even nature produces its own natural collages.

The photo below is one that I’ve edited a little more than usual, to highlight the beauty in these river rocks below the clear water, that appeared on a very beautiful sunny day.

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God’s planet earth with all its flaws, still have much beauty for us to enjoy.

Photo Challenge: Delta

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Delta

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So today’s photo challenge is about transitioning from one state to another. This is a Juvenile Bald Eagle and it is in a state of change. As we know, in its adult stage, the beak will be yellow, it’s head will be white.

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Reflecting On The Past

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Reflecting

As I spend some time reflecting on last year’s bird migration, I can’t help but think about this year may bring forth.

Some of these images have been posted before, but they also fit into this challenge.

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Green Heron

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Male Wood Duck 

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Spotted Sandpiper

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Spotted Sandpiper

 

Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

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Wanderlust

A few years ago I visited Victoria to attend a wedding which was held in the Empress Hotel.IMG_5123 Empress copy

It didn’t take me long to discover the beauty of the place.

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On the grounds of the Empress Hotel

We visited the Esquimalt  Lagoon, went whale watching and we would also visit the famous Butchart Gardens.IMG_9124 Butchart Gardens copy.jpg

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We would leave Victoria to spend a little time in Vancouver. While there we visited, Whistler Village and Grouse Mountain.

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I enjoyed seeing these creatures at Grouse Mountain, even though it was in a controlled situation.

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I had an absolutely wonderful time visiting the West Coast of Canada. There was so much to see and to do, but most of all, I enjoyed being able to look out and see the mountains each and every day.