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Day 191


I wouldn't let the neighbour's cat go on the table when I was having lunch today. Later on I saw that he was enjoying the table by himself!

Joanne

Day 189


Another favourite flower - this one is a Raspberry Ripple Geranium that I have had for a few years (I bring it in for the winter).


It is one plant with different colour flowers.

Joanne

Day 188


Another favourite flower - Night Scented Stocks, they only open at night, but have the most incredible fragrance!

Joanne

Day 187


All the day lilies are beautiful, but I really love this one.

Joanne

Day 185




The mid season day lilies have started blooming.

Joanne

Day 184

Some creatures I found in my yard today -

 Dragonfly
Baby Sparrow

Joanne

Day 183


10 yards of wood chips spread today! Now for some trees.

Joanne

Day 182


The edging and fire pit went in today.

Joanne

Day 181


We started a landscaping project today (this is the 'before', hopefully the 'after' will be at the end of the week!).

Joanne

Day 180

We went to the local zoo today.


The reason for going was that a new exhibit opened recently - 'Journey to Churchill' (a city in the northern part of our province, in the Arctic).


This Arctic Fox seemed to be just trying to find a way to escape (the wolves already dug into the Polar Bear exhibit!).


We only saw one Polar Bear (there are three altogether). The new exhibit has beautiful, large pools of water, with tunnels for people to walk through, and we were hoping to see the Polar Bears swimming, hopefully next time (here is link for a news site with videos).


A close view (he was waiting for a treat).


Musk Ox on the hill.


This seal was swimming upside down in one of the pools. There were originally with the polar bears, but were scared of them!


Of course there were lots of Canada geese around.

Lots more animals in other parts of the zoo -




a sloth


box of snakes

bison, with an unusual white bison


This cougar was stalking a young child.

It was a lovely way to spend the morning with my family!

Joanne

Day 178


A thunderstorm whipped through this evening.


It started with a bit of hail (rare for us).

Joanne

Day 177


Poppies and dill in the herb garden.

Joanne

Day 175


Our home, July 2014.

The next pictures are a reminder for me in the winter- 







Joanne

Day 174


I spent a lovely day teaching free motion quilting to a group of talented women.

Joanne

Day 173


A pair of American Goldfinches.
(It was pouring rain outside and the window was dripping with water, so not the best picture.)

Joanne

Day 172


My son got a good deal on a 'fixer-up' bike, and after a lot of work he was finally able to get it running to try it out this evening.

❤Joanne

Day 171


A good day to clean the windows (and a lot more things!).

Joanne

Day 170


Finished hand spun yarn (silk and merino from New Zealand!).
I want to try making a true moebius cowl (similar to this).

Joanne

Day 169


Crazy weather, but interesting clouds.

Joanne