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Monday, May 22, 2017

Pure Luck!!

Went out for a bit of a walk, along with half of Calgary, through St. Patrick Island.  And I was lucky enough to capture this guy taking off.  He had enough of the people too!! LoL 😉

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Salvia Sauge

Guess Who got to go flower shopping today!!!  Can't wait to get the rest of my pots out and planted!!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Egg and Veggie Wrap

Egg Wrap:

Mix Together
2 eggs
Some ham
1 small sweet pepper

Tortilla ~ heat the tortilla a pan ... flip constantly until light browned. I used extra virgin olive oil and lightly covered the pan. Just keep a good eye on it .. can burn quickly.

Your choice of veggies in the wrap .. I used lettuce and cucumbers because that is all I had. Mayo on bottom and for a sauce ... your choice of creamy salad dressing ... I used Kraft BBQ Ranch Salad Dressing ... gives a little extra bite to it :)

Lastly, wear a bib ... You will need it :)

Kraft BBQ Ranch Dressing

I Am Out of Here!!!

I was going to share this yesterday and forgot!!  Just like the look of it!!

I Want More Peanut!!!!

The video says it all!! LoL!!

Squirrel Day!!

It started early ... they were all here ... all four of them!!  It was entertaining to say the least!!  LoL 😂

Friday, May 12, 2017


The robins keep coming by and have a bath ... so wonderful!!!  Love it!!   So not the best of video but didn't have much prep time!! LoL 😄

If you put this video to full screen, its way better!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I am Not Impressed!!!

I don't think I would be either if someone invaded my bath time!!! LOL 😉

Beautiful Craigdarroch Castle

This Castle really was a great photography opportunity and I took as many photos of it as I could. Also spent about 2hours inside exploring as well just before heading home.  The last morning I was there was the best morning to be out shooting the castle ... beautiful soft blue skies, what more could you ask for!!

Craigdarroch was designed by Oregon architects Warren H. Williams and Arthur L. Smith and completed in 1890. It was built for Robert and Joan Dunsmuir, early Scottish colonists but Robert died before the house was finished and Joan moved in with three daughters and two orphaned grandchildren in the fall of 1890.

The story of the Dunsmuir family and their rise from humble beginnings to pinnacle of wealth and power in western Canada is complex and fascinating.

A year after Joan Dunsmuir's death in 1908, Craigdarroch was sold and the contents auctioned. Since then it has housed a number of institution including: Craigdarroch Military Hospital (1919-21); Victoria College (1921-1946); Victoria School Board (1946-68); Victoria Conservatory of Music (1969-79); Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society (1969 to present).

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ Saskatchewan

Very much a prairie scene if I ever saw one.  Love Saskatchewan, never ending blue skies and wheat fields for as far as the eye can see. 

Monday, May 8, 2017

Solomon Seal

Solomon Seals are busy growing, have tried to get rid of them a few times and well they keep on growing!! LoL Stubborn Stuff!!! 😂

Saturday, May 6, 2017


I love going to the locale garden nursery ... so much fun and so many colors!!  How could you not smile when you go in!!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Skiing On a +20c Day in Calgary!!

Found these guys busy going the day on Stephen Avenue, today.  Not sure if their snow lasted very long but did look like they were having get fun!!!

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ Alberta

Lake Louise
Banff National Park
Alberta, Canada


Really thought this was neat and had to make a trip back to the Hotel to take a couple of shots of Kiwi Vines! 
Also know as Chinese Gooseberry, this deciduous twining vine has received considerable attention in recent years for fruit production, and as a suitable vine for fences, trellis and arbours within the landscape.

All theses plants are male, which results in no fruit production. Due to the vigorous and invasive nature of this plant's root system, the roots have been placed in large woven “bags” to control the spread.

I thought maybe you all need a bit of a horticultural lesson for today, LoL 😉

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Empress Hotel ~ Victoria


This hotel was built between 1904 and 1908, and has since been enlarged twice. The architect, Francis M. Rattenbury, followed the practice of the Canadian Pacific Railway in employing the Chateau Style, identifiable by the steep slate roof and the Gothic Revival gables. Rattenbury modified this style using a symmetrical plan and flanking pavilions which give a strong vertical emphasis to the design. These elements make the Empress Hotel an important transitional building in the development of the Chateau style, which emerged as a distinctively Canadian approach to railway hotel building.

Tea Time at the Empress is a big thing.  I however didn't go in for tea, I went in for the photography!!

Empress from across the Harbour.

Flowers are all in bloom in the Gardens at the Empress.

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ Alberta

Spirit Island
Jasper National Park

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ohhh Flowers!!! So Tasty!!

If you ever wonder why the flowers you places on a grave were gone. I think I may have found the answer LOL 😀  I believe this is a yearling at Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria, BC.

Saturday, April 29, 2017



In 1959, the Royal Canadian Navy, as a 50th anniversary event, commissioned artist Chief Mungo Martin to care a totem pole and gifted it to the Royal Navy in recognition of the enduring relationship between the two navies.

The pole, Hosaqami, was displayed on Whale Island in Portsmouth, England until the late 1980's, where it was severely damaged by the weather. It was sent back to Canada to see if it could be restored, but the extent of the damage was too much and Chief Tony Hunt, who assisted his father Henry Hunt and his adoptive grandfather Chief Martin in carving the original, recommended it to be returned to the earth and a replacement be carved.

The original Hosaqami was moved to the Government House grounds where it now lies. The new Hosaqami stands in front of Government House where it will remain in perpetuity.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fragile Beauty

Sleep is alluring me, so decided to edit a few images. Came across this one .. didn't impress me the first I went through these images but I really like it now.

So moral of the story, walk away from your images for a little while and you may be surprised that you have a few hidden treasures.

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ British Columbia

Emerald Lake, one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen.  The color of the water is almost unreal.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Craigdarroch Castle

So, I was aiming for interesting or different this with image however, I think I ended up with just creepy??  What do you think ??  😊

Happy Birthday, Canada!! ~ British Columbia

Haida Clan's Pole
Artist: Don Yeomans ~ 1996

This Totem was carved in 1996 by Don Yeomans of the Masset Village of the Haida Peoples from the Haida Gwai (Queen Charlotte Islands). It depicts the Raven and the Eagle, the two main clans in the Haida Nation. In mythology, the Frog Figure is a Haida Sub-Crest and is the messenger of Power the Human Face on the bottom represents the Raven's Tail and his transformation ability.

Victoria Conference Centre
City of Victoria Art Collection