Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grab Bag -4

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Sweet Stoney Braveheart always insists on two peanuts at a time!
(He has the most magnificent tail I have ever seen on a squirrel)
 

Male House Finch, a common bird, but one of my favourites.
 
Nigella damascene (Love-in-a-Mist) 
Last week I featured the same flower in pink.  I was thrilled to have some blue, and some white ones bloom from the same seed packet.

Merfy, I just love this sweet little face and that cute nose!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

 
What did you say dad? Oh....stop barking at the neighbours...
 
Merfy, our 8 pound "beast", thinks he's a Rottweiler!
 
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A New Do

Blue jay with new head feathers after the seasonal molt.
 
This is a blue jay with head molt in August
 
Such a handsome bird now!
 
 


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WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Against All Odds

 
Nigella damascene (Love-in-a-Mist)
belonging to the buttercup family Ranunculaceae
 
I fell in love with this flower when I saw it on someone's blog last year. I just had to have it in my garden. It's native to southern Europe, north Africa and southwest Asia. So, my chances of finding it in Canada were slim!
 
 
I managed to locate heirloom seeds, 'Persian Rose', online. I ordered them and planted them in June. I didn't have high hopes of them growing (considering our climate), but, against all odds...they grew and bloomed!

(The bloom is about the size of my thumbnail)

 
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