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My World

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   What could be better than a warm day's walk watching the peaceful scene of ducks on the water and breathing in the glorious scent of wild roses? Joining in with Our World Tuesday today. Enjoy your week and thank you for visiting!

Frolicking Birds and a Fence

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I was lucky to catch a male Mallard Duck flapping its wings in the water. The detail and the colouring on the feathers is simply amazing and beautiful. Not to be outdone by the ducks, the Canada geese were making their presence known. Joining in with  Eileen at Saturday's Critters  Anni at  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin and Judith at Lavender Cottage come the last Monday of May. Thank you to each of them for hosting these fun memes. Thanks for stopping by!

Westham Island ~ Pt. 2

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On Monday when we set out for Westham Island  about 45 minutes south of my home (near Ladner), it was quite overcast. I thought for sure it would rain. Instead it was quite warm and the sun came out though my photos only seemed to capture the clouds. Rain didn't fall until several days later. I enjoyed all the marshy, swampy areas. I couldn't quite tell but it looks like a big eagle's nest on the tree.  There were in fact a few eagles flying overhead but too far away to get good photos. I'm not sure what kind of tree this branch belong to but it sure looks like a tree that grows in a swamp! I'm joining in with Skywatch Friday . Please come by and visit again soon and let me know you stopped by!

Westham Island ~ Pt. 1

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Joining in with Our World Tuesday this week. Have a wonderful week ahead.

Long Weekend

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Sorry the photos are not so crisp. I took them with my camera phone and I have recently dropped my camera.  The drop seems to have shaken something up inside. Joining Skywatch Friday and Friday Foto Friends  today. It's a long weekend here in Canada with Monday being the holiday. Stay safe. Have an awesome weekend!

Various Kinds of Tidying Up

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The weather has been very nice here for a few weeks so have been  managing to do a bit of gardening  here and there between many other appointments and social engagements.  I'm still working on trying to finish planting then I will work on cleaning all the patio furniture.  Stage 1 water restrictions were effected on May 15th a full two weeks early due to the record breaking temperatures we've had. Meanwhile in Kenya they are experiencing record rainfalls which are expected to continue through to June. A friend's house was damaged and needs restorative work due to the heavy rainfall experienced in his town. They had to mop up all the water that had gotten inside the house too.  The heavy duty rains have only been occurring in the last few years and so restoration work is not a business there as of yet. Anyway I'm sure most people affected by such damage could not afford to pay for that kind of work so it is just as well. You can see from the above photo

It's Friday ~ Yeah!!!

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 This week I'm participating in Floral Friday     Skywatch Friday and Friday Foto Friends . It's Friday.  I always look forward to the weekend.  Even though I'm retired I find that the weekends give me a breather from the usual schedule of appointments and allow me to catch up on other things or simply relax. I've got several things to cover today as I haven't posted in over a week.  Firstly, let me say a big "Thank you" to  those who contacted me about the raging fires in Northern BC and Alberta and inquired about my safety.  I am fine and my loved ones are fine. The fires are happening in the far north of British Columbia,  the province where I live, and in Alberta, the province next door to us.  It is scary seeing all the images on the news on television.  The fire in northern Alberta is so huge that it even made the "Africa Live" newscast. The fires in both provinces are massive but I believe the one in Alberta is somewhat larger.

The Good News & The Bad News

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Hello friends, It's my first post in the month of May. Things have been very busy of late and they continue to be so. I started but didn't finish planting the garden. I should finish the planting soon but had to take a break due to workmen trampling through my garden to clean windows. That is now done for another year as is the annual fire inspection. Next will come the annual carpet cleaning. This year it seems like they are doing everything all at one time.  It's all okay because it is better to get it out of the way IMHO. The weather here has been fantastic. Perfect blues skies today. I had a wonderfully long walk. Something I haven't done in absolutely ages for many reasons. But today was a beautiful, quiet, peaceful kind of day. Not too hot and not too cold and was just right for strolling. It allowed me to take a few photos to share for Skywatch Friday. However the sun was very bright so the photos have been touched up a bit. Nothing too fancy though as