Walking home from the post office...
This is the little house I fell in love with when we first saw it last year..
It is still for sale; it's price has dropped dramatically and still remains empty so I guess there's good reason that we never even toured it and it's all for the best,
but I do love the look of the dear thing.
Oh did I get suspicious looks from neighbours as I stopped to photograph these beauties.
Always by the roadside, I stopped seeing formal gardens up close,
but there were still wondrous beauties to behold without stepping off the sidewalk.
Chicory and waspybee
Another neighbour eye-balling me
This fascinating flower emulates a thistle,
fascinating because it has no thorns but has protected itself by pretending to look like it does.
a common weedhead
Quite wonderful when you have a closer look at it
This lowly scrub cone is so beautiful at this stage
Swirly tendrils of the wild currant
More tendrils and flowers that will become currants
Bracken and Horsehair
Maple keys on the concrete sidewalk
Glorious Groundcover and its Flowers
So I bet you thought you were safe from the dreaded hay bales. Well, almost. Personally I was sad to see them gathered up so soon, but I, too, knew that rain was forecast for that Tuesday evening, so I knew the farmer was wise to gather his precious load before it could be damaged by water and consequent mould.
It was with some wistful regret that I came out in time to see
the farmer go to pick up the last hay bale.
Adjusting the last hay bale
Adjusting the bale. Here you can see a bit of the South Mountain that makes up the Annapolis Valley
Loading the last hay bale onto the wagon
The hayfield stripped barren of its bales, still beautiful in the evening light
I do love the glow of late afternoon light on the trees
The Memory of Trees in the Setting Sun
Mermaid With Her Lyre ATC
As Below So Above ATC
Remember there is still time to take advantage of my offer to trade ATC's so please follow the link to see how. I have a received a few Artist Trading Cards in exchange for mine, and I am delighted to have these tiny original works in my hands, so lovely. And I have had the best time making works in a small format.
Peace in our hearts and in the world at large