Sunday Stills: Fur and Feathers

….thanks to Terri from Second Wind Leisure for hosting Sunday Stills https://secondwindleisure.com/2021/11/07/sunday-stills-fur-tastic-paws-and-birds-of-a-feather/

With the time change Frances’ schedule is all out of whack today. When she started to cry at 4:00 this afternoon I couldn’t figure out why and then I realized that her internal clock was telling her it was dinner time. I decided to distract her a bit and I took her for a walk for as long and far as she would let me. As she approaches 15 years of age her walks are getting shorter all the time.

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Puppy Frances
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Teenager Frances
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Frances and her oldest friend, Lucy
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Senior Frances, still enjoying the water
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Newest friend, Olive as a puppy
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Olive at the cottage with Frances

My favourite photos of birds

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Blue Heron. at High Park
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Emu at High Park Zoo
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Sparrow in the park
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My owl watercolour
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Swan at Col. Sam Smith Park
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Baby Robin
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Photo a Week Challenge – Unedited

thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting Photo of the Week https://nadiamerrillphotography.wordpress.com/2021/06/28/a-photo-a-week-challenge-unedited/

This week Nancy challenges us to post a photo or two that we haven’t edited.

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Birds Weekly – Grackles, Gulls and Geese

….thanks to Lisa Coleman for hosting Birds Weekly https://oureyesopen.blog/2021/05/21/bird-weekly-photo-challenge-birds-beginning-with-a-g-in-the-title/

This week’s challenging is finding birds that begin with the letter G in their name.

Grackle

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Canada Goose

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Great Blue Heron

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White Goose

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I Immediately Saw a Pig

….after laying down random splashes of watercolour

Once I saw the pig I couldn’t get him out of my mind so I knew that I had to include him in my next intuitive art piece. After I drew the pig I started to see other animals and of course more flowers appeared.

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Looking for Shapes in Splashes of Colour

Pam Garrison was a guest artist recently on Carla Sonheim’s Year Long Class and treated us to a lesson using random splashes of watercolour to create an art piece. Once the paint dried we had to look for shapes and bring them out with outlines of black ink.

In this piece I saw mostly flowers and some birds.

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A Bird’s Paradise – Water, Water Everywhere #70

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/03/22/small-waterfall-water-water-everywhere-70/

The Dufferin Islands are just up the road from the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls. It is a sanctuary for walkers and birds alike and is probably largely unknown to most tourists. The walk takes you over a series of bridges and ponds where marsh birds love to hang out. It is truly a hidden gem that is right under your nose if you take the time to look and explore.

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Sunday Trees – February 21, 2021

….Becca Givens is on a pause right now but thanks to her years of hosting Sunday Trees

Before you see this tree you hear it. Birds love to hide inside these densely crowded branches, especially when the hawks are close by.

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Can you see the birds hiding inside this mulberry tree?

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Close-up for January Squares – Jan. 11, 2021

thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/11/square-up-11/

I could never get this close to any bird in the wild but these two birds were captured inside a snow globe and a Christmas ornament.

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