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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Summer: Flora, Fauna, & Firehydrants too!


Summer is here, FULL FORCE.  We were at a garage sale, and my children sat quietly nose to nose with a flower bush full of bees - just watching.  Bees are fun to watch.  I've trained them to admire honey bees but run screaming from swarms of wasps (after all, wasps are meat-eaters).

Here's a fun and colorful picture of Canada Anemonies.  ; )


This next hydrant is parked outside of the Education Building at the University.  I think it deserves a photo, don't you?


Fire hydrants are interesting.  I like them like I like trains.  Maybe it's the funky paint jobs on both.

In Winnipeg, I noticed TALL posts with fire hydrant signs beside each one.  I thought that was odd.  I mean... of course it's a fire hydrant, right?  Why do you need a sign?  My friend Tara told me it's because the snow piles up SO high in the winter that they can't find the hydrants!  wow.  I thought we got a lot of snow....

I stood there for a long time getting some great close ups.  GREAT stitching inspirations for sure!


I thought that was sooo soft and sooo pretty.  The closer I looked, the more I saw.  I was pleasantly surprised to see at the heart shapes!  Nature is a-w-e-s-o-m-e.  Sadly, however, when I returned a few days later, they were all dried up and dead.  The whole rocky area was obviously sprayed with weed killer.  I suppose not everyone has the same admiration for these plants as I do.  lol  I'm glad I caught it on camera when I did!


6 comments:

Giddings Art said...

What a beautiful photo! I love the heart shaped leaves and the soft colors.

Jeito Mineiro de Ser said...

Fotos "deliciosas"!
Um abraço!
Egléa

Photos "delicious"!
Hugs!
Egléa

HollyM said...

Love all the photos but the last one is especially pretty! There's even a bit of pink in the leaves. People seem to forget that all our flowers were once wildflowers.

Autumn Adams said...

In New Mexico they were called shepherd's purse. I really love weeds, they have such variety and durability.

mysweetprairie @gmail.com said...

Really!? I did not know that. Thanks! Isn't Shepherd's purse a medicinal herb?? :)

Microstock photographs said...

This is really nice blog , you have capture fantastic photographs . I like it .

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