Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
The high today at my house was 34C. Not too bad if you live in Texas. Dreadfully hot if you live in northern BC, where it's been known to snow on Labour Day. We've been getting about a week a summer of "too hot to do anything" weather for a few years now. Not enough to put air conditioning in the house. But enough to suffer in front of the fan....
Photo taken July 26, 2009
This is our sheltie, Jedi. He is generally a very sweet, somewhat passive guy. But see that booboo on the top of his nose? That's from the bottom of the fence. Apparently he has decided that the tiny dogs next door are actually brigands in disguise, and he tries to eat them every time they are outside when he is. Not so good for neighborly relations... ::sigh::
Photo taken July 25, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
That's what my little man, Wookiee, seems to feel when he determines that the water bowl is full of "floaties." He doesn't come to us - he just lays in the kitchen until we wander by and notice his plight...
Photo taken July 23, 2009
Mile 33 of the Alaska Highway is on the hill overlooking the Peace River, just outside Taylor, BC. Taylor is the first obvious community that a tourist will drive through after leaving Dawson Creek and Mile 0. (Travelers will have already passed through Farmington, but since it is primarily farms, they usually don't notice.)
Photo taken July 22, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Barn in summer.
I took a picture of this barn a month ago when the canola had barely broken ground, and was happy to come back now that the crop is in full bloom. I love the yellow against the red.
Photo taken July 21, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Driving home from Ft. Nelson yesterday morning we came upon this black bear snacking on the clover beside the highway. He was so into his lunch that he ignored any and all of the cars that stopped to take his picture. We were there at least 10 minutes and he just kept eating! (And no - I did not get out of the car - all these were shot through the window with my zoom.)
Photo taken July 17, 2009.
This lovely lady was in the muddy ditch enjoying new grass as I drove north to Ft. Nelson BC, from Dawson Creek on July 15. I travel the widerness highways a lot for work, and usually miss the wild life because I'm going too fast or not paying attention. So I was really happy to pull over and get some shots off before she disappeared into the forrest.
Photo taken July 15, 2009.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Photographer's Still Life.
Let's see - Sandisk case with CF cards, check. Photographer's bible, check. Just printed prints, check. Cheeque book, check. Invoice for the latest purchase, check. Google map for next outing, check.
Photography is one of thse hobbies that can easily become a money pit - there is always something new that you just have to have. No wonder it's so addicting!
Photo taken July 7, 2009
Finally - Rain!
Finally - this week it has begun to rain. We've needed it badly - the farmers have been nattering and the canola is barely up. I take credit for the local drought - I put new gutters on the house last month, so (of course) the days stayed sunny!
Photo taken July 6, 2009.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
These beautiful blossoms grow next to my house - I'm guessing they have been there for some time. I'm pretty sure they are Peonies - they start as golfball sized round buds that the ants love, and bloom into these massive flowers that are almost softball sized! The wind gets them pretty quickly, so I was happy to get some shots when the blooms were fresh.
Taken with Sigma 105 macro lens, handheld! - July 5, 2009
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Happy Canada Day!
Pretty cool fireworks, eh? I wish I had been able to see them in person. Unfortuntely, I live on the other end of the country from Ottawa, and wasn't able to get to our local 3 minute fireworks display! So I watched the national ceremony on tv. These are some of the fireworks over Parliament! (I love HD.)
Photo taken July 1, 2009, 11pm
Thursday, July 02, 2009
::In mysterious Obi Wan voice:: "These are not the plants you're looking for..."
It's Called Virginia Creeper and it's all over the back of my house. The leaves turn a beautiful red at summer's end.
Photo taken June 30, 2009.