Fishing Derby anyone?!

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The boys had no sooner scoffed their pizza last night then they were off to register for this week-end’s Fishing Derby.

Master Thirteen has come so far since his fishing days in Iceland! Fishing beginning VERY young!I can still taste that fish now, my gosh it was nice. Ah yes, fjord fish… “mum, how much longer?”

BEE quick!

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Whilst enjoying a much-needed cold drink outside a Wilderness Lodge recently, the only sound to be heard was that of bees in the air.

These bees, which were HUGE, seemed VERY attracted to some nearby yellow flowers so I sat quietly, camera poised, ready to catch THE shot of a bee!

BEE quick - bee VERY quick!

All I could manage was a shot of this flower. As much as I love photography, there are times I prefer to see nature through my own eyes rather then that of a camera’s view-finder.

As for that elusive photograph of a bee… “mum, how much longer?”

Opposites Attract

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Out of the corner of my eye I thought it was perhaps a sap on the ground but on closer inspection it was a flower of sorts.

Opposites Attract

The white flowers against the bark and dead leaves provided quite a contrast. Night and day. Not something you see every day.

As to seeing something like this again… “mum, how much longer?”

Delicate Drops

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Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with the multitude of flowers she’s created.

These purple flowers particularly intrigued me as they seemed just a little like a Blue Bells but at the same time there appeared to be a little green “pepper” being created in the middle of the flower cluster. Huh?

Purples and Yellows

The odd rain droplet added to the mix was kinda nice also. If only there’d been more droplets perhaps I could have managed just ONE in focus then, lol!

Speaking of which, where’s my forecasted rain for today… “mum, how much longer?”

Prickly Situation

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Some may see it as a prickly situation but as Hubby filled our trailer full of fire-wood last month, I couldn’t help but admire the wild-flowers growing near-by.

Beautiful Thistle Flowers!

The Thistles particularly caught my attention, their flowers simply glorious.

Like the Prickly Pear, these bushes produce the most delightful flowers but because of the spikes on the leaves, photography is the best way to appreciate them.

As the summer wanes, sadly so does the abundance of the wild-flowers. Each and every time I see any I can’t help but admire their natural beauty although… “mum, how much longer?”

a New Dawn, a New Day!

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After a week-end that didn’t seem like a week-end at all as Hubby worked both days and with Master Thirteen still nursing a sore back hence no fishing, today doesn’t seem to be faring any better.

I have the longest list of things that HAVE to be achieved today. Actually, the bulk of my list requires completion BEFORE close of business yet with low-clouds hanging around I find myself dragging my heels somewhat. Not like me at all – normally the first sign of cloud-cover has me re-energized, ready to take on anything!

However, I can’t deny I have been enjoying the sunrises we’ve been blessed with this summer. Last week we had not one but TWO spectacular sunrises, this was the second.

Good Morning World

How glorious was this sunrise with the clouds looking as if they are attempting to catch the sun?

As for everyday life, at least I have the first load of laundry on now. Who knows, maybe within the next four hours and four loads of washing I may just find myself on track, maybe, lol. :)

Unfortunately I fear it will be more likely me, looking at my long “to-do” list, bellowing like a child… “mum, how much longer?”

Liquescent Liz!

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Since it’s been a month, along with some darn fine hot weather of late, thought it was high-time for an update on the Lovely Liz and her subsequent shrinking snow deposits!

Mt Liz Expiring - her snow almost gone!

There’s still a good couple of months before fresh snow will once again cover the Lovely Liz so maybe, just maybe those last few snow deposits might actually disappear.

The question is though… “mum, how much longer?”

Triple C – NOLA style!

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As if sailing into New Orleans wasn’t fabulous enough, but we moored near the Crescent City Connection Bridge.

Crescent City Connection Bridge New Orleans

Seeing it as the sun rose behind it was glorious but to see it with the sun shining down upon it was just as fabulous.

Ah, New Orleans – Louisiana (NOLA), what a wonderful city to visit. As to returning there… “mum, how much longer?”