canopy…

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was able to pull over and take this photo this morning as I was going down the next street…

big construction on the street that I usually travel to get to work and I keep forgetting to turn north out of the driveway, lol…

the trees are lovely even as they change colour…

the canopy on this street doesn’t meet up in the middle as much as some of the other streets… still beautiful…

always trying to get a shot of one of these streets without cars, lol…

thunder…

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this morning the sky was interesting wherever you looked…

I took a few minutes before I left home to take pictures of it all around me…

while I was taking pictures I could hear the rolling thunder and as I drove to work the lightning was all around…

no rain until I was parking the car and then just a few drops

heater…

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a few days ago I turned on the radiant heater in the bathroom because the floor was chilly

sun is going down earlier and coming up later every day… seems like it was just June and here it is September, sigh…

also I’ve been noticing that the trees and plants are changing colour… the cedars are filled with cones… have never seen so many before… seems too soon to be fall…

rummaged…

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odd weather today… went from cloudy to sunny, to rainy, and back again a number of times… ended with sun shining through the clouds…

the poor morning glories took a beating early on… nearly every time it rained the drops were huge

thinking of my dad today as I took hours to make fresh tomato sauce to go with some spaghetti for supper… I keep buying grape tomatoes to make caprese salad and then never use them all up… he would add all kinds of condiments to add flavour and it always ended up delicious… as I rummaged through the cupboard, I remembered watching him do the same thing, lol…

it turned out great and was a lovely treat as I don’t often have pasta… made some homemade coleslaw to go along with it and have a bit of both for lunch tomorrow;-)…

mauve…

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yesterday I went and had my hair purpled

spent the entire appointment chatting with my stylist ‘s two year old… such fun to visit with little people…

hair came out nice too…

today I went for a pedicure… last night my daughter suggested I step out of the box and go with something other than purple, lol…

so I chose mauve;-)… also had the paraffin treatment…

all prettied up;-)…

BeeWi…

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having to turn on the bedroom light in the morning, sigh, so I’ve started to use my BeeWi iPhone app to turn off the light when I leave the room…

had a bit of fun with changing the colour of the bulb… nice to play with, but I’m sure it will end up white again, lol…

so far I don’t need to use it to turn the light on when I come upstairs after work:-)… sadly the time is coming when I will need to…

unfurl…

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haven’t had any morning glories bloom for the last week…

so this morning I was happy to see two buds, although they weren’t open… I love how they unfurl from a tightly twisted centre…

I figured that they would open and then close before I got home after work…

was very pleased to discover eight blooms in the garden that were still open…

what a lovely surprise

flight…

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woke up to a text from my daughter in Ottawa sending me some photos and video of a great blue heron

I love them and she spotted this one while having her breakfast at Dows Lake before walking to her office…

a few minutes later I came across this memory on Facebook… two years ago we decided at the last minute to see if we could get a balloon flight… and we made it…

I had booked a trip a few years before just to be able to have an opportunity to fly in a hot air balloon… that time, it took five tries to actually get up into the air, so this was a treat…

lovely way to start the day…

raindrops…

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this morning as I was leaving for work I was looking for morning glories amongst the mandevilla…

not a single one, but took some nice pics of the mandevilla covered in raindrops

it poured around five in the morning and that made for some pretty pictures…

sure am missing my camera;(…

Opapiskaw…

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yesterday my son-in-law and I came home after supper as he had to work today and I was looking for a quiet day before going back to work…

Sunday started with solo time at the water’s edge…

while we were eating pancakes and bacon one of the Park rangers came by to advise everyone that a momma bear and her two cubs had been spotted nearby and to be sure to clean up their site before heading out for the day… not five minutes later the middle grandson saw them in the campsite across from ours… we jumped into the car, with our breakfast and hollered out the windows to let the other campers know… within a few minutes the bears were gone but it was pretty exciting

then it was off for a day on the water… we’d found a measuring scale for seeing how long the fish are and took it with us…

sadly, only one of us caught anything and the fish were a bit small, lol…

when we got back to the campsite we made a lovely chicken dinner and said farewell to the three who were remaining…

good drive home, a hot tub with the my oldest grandson and son-in-law and then a sleepover at their house…