Sunday, September 17, 2017

Pumpkin Kisses

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card that could be used for almost any fall occasion. I have used the new Pion Design collection "Summer Falls into Autumn". Don't you just love these wonderful pumpkin images and beautiful Autumn designs!



   

Pion products:
Summer Falls into Autumn - October Harvest PD9602
Summer Falls into Autumn - Falling Leaves PD9608
Summer Falls into Autumn - Apples Orchard PD9605
Summer Falls into Autumn - Borders PD9611
Summer Falls into Autumn - Tags PD9612
Images From the Past - Summer Falls into Autumn PD1630

I am so excited to announce the upcoming release of the second Christmas collection from Pion Design. "Christmas Wishes" is a traditional Christmas collection embracing the magic of the holiday! More information coming soon!











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Photography is as much about patience as it is about skill. I just knew this lovely patch of flowers where Willy lives would make a beautiful location for squirrel photos, so I set down some peanuts and camped out. It was almost two hours before the squirrels started to come, but it was totally worth it. I got so many amazing shots and I will share some with you over the next few posts.


How excited was I to look outside see this handsome little dude! I'm lucky if I see a half dozen Woodpeckers a year, and they're usually females! What an awesome way to end the summer!


Sweet little juvenile Sparrow!


The babies are almost all grown up now. A few more feathers left to fall out and they'll look just like Mom and Dad! (their Mom and Dad, not mine) lol


With winter just around the corner, I'm starting a new photography wish list. I've never seen a rabbit in the winter time, so I'm hoping to see one this year. I mean, a bunny in the snow, how adorable would that be!


"Can you look the other way now please. I'm gonna hide this peanut in my secret tree spot!" 
~a trail friend~


"I see nothing has changed human, you still trade peanuts for poses, eh! " 
~Miss Cherie~


"Oh human, you look so silly with that camera stuck to your face!" 
~One Whisker Wally~

UPDATE: After I took this photo, Wally showed up with only half of a white whisker, then a few days later it was gone completely. I have no idea why his white whisker disappeared or if it will grow back in. So now I guess he's just Wally. Lol


"Hey, who are you? What are you doing? Why are you slinking around in the grass!" 
~Patty Cake~


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wine and Daisies

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing another card featuring the newest Pion Design collection "Summer Falls into Autumn". The beautiful patterns work so well for any autumn occasion, like this birthday card full of colourful florals and rich tones!




Pion products:
Summer Falls into Autumn - Autumn Delight PD9603
Summer Falls into Autumn - Autumn Meadow PD9609
Summer Falls into Autumn - Tags PD9612
Summer Falls into Autumn - Falling Leaves PD9608
Summer Falls into Autumn - Borders PD9611








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I think it's safe to say that summer is officially over. The cold weather has set in here unseasonably early and the leaves are already starting to turn. I can't wait to get some beautiful orange and red colours into my photographs, but until then I will share some photos still rich with greens.

Sweet sweet Chickadee. One of the bonuses of summer coming to an end are these wee birds!


Not too often I would use the expression 'ruggedly handsome' to describe a bird, but I think it's a pretty accurate description of this majestic Cardinal!


My encounter with this gorgeous Heron a few weeks ago was one of my favourite experiences so far as a wildlife photographer (second only to the baby raccoon friend I made!) what a fascinating bird to watch!


"The next time you look into an animal's eyes, look deep and long. You will see their inner beauty and feel their inner soul." ~Anthony Douglas Williams~


"Dang it lady! I come up in the tree to get away from you humans, and here you are!" 
~The Cookie Monster~

This is my new little friend. For the last few weeks he has visited me almost every day. He has learned to trust me and eats right out of my hand. He is so sweet and charming, I will miss him when he tucks in for the winter. 


"Holy snuffleupagus, you've outdone yourself again human! Best peanut I've had all day! 
~Princess Tabitha~


"Grrrrrrrr! Why do they have to hide the peanuts inside these goofy shells!"
~Miss Cherie~


"I don't have a mountain or a rooftop, so I'll sing it from the side of this here tree."  🎵"I LOVE PEANUTS"🎵
~a trail friend~


One Eyed Willamina having some breakfast in the field of flowers next to her tree. I can't think of a more perfect spot for such a beautiful girl! Stay gorgeous Willy!


I didn't get much of a chance this summer to practice my macro shots, but I did take a few of the flowers out on the patio. I mean, how often do you get a chance to look at a flower bud this closely! This is a Verbena bud up close and personal!


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.



Friday, September 1, 2017

Sunflowers and Sunshine

Hello Everyone!

I'm excited to share with you today, my first card featuring the new Pion Design collection "Summer Falls into Autumn"! You are going to love these papers with all the rich vintage tones and gorgeous fall images, what's not to love!





Pion products:

Summer Falls into Autumn - Golden Days PD9604
Summer Falls into Autumn - 6x6" Golden Days PD9702
Summer Falls into Autumn - Falling Leaves PD9608
Summer Falls into Autumn - Days of August PD9607
Summer Falls into Autumn - Tags PD9612
Summer Falls into Autumn - Borders PD9611
Pion Design Palette - Pion White I PD6101





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Wow, I can't believe summer is pretty much over! Normally we get hot weather right on into October, but it was so mild this summer that the cold weather has already started to settle in. I'm looking forward to the colours of autumn and the white wonderlands of winter, but for now, a few more summer photos while I can still see green on the trees.

Such a perfect vision of beauty, not a hair out of place. Ok, well maybe just one.
~Black Capped Chickadee~


 "OK fine, one picture... but then I'm going back to hiding in the leaves!" 
~Mr Cardinal~


Since I had to take down the bird feeders on the patio, there aren't many Blue Jay visitors anymore, but I found a little cubby at the lake where the Blue Jays will come and visit me for the small price of a peanut. I'm super excited to have a little blue back in my life!


One of my favourite things about taking a walk at the crack of dawn is seeing these most darling creatures! I just wanna scoop them up and hug them!


"What is that foul odour in the air? Oh, it's human!" 
~Mr Skunk~


"Errrrrrrrr, do you think I can't see you just because you're laying down in the grass!" 
~Miss Cherie~


"Me, come out there? Heck no! No way! Nope! Nuh uh! Staying right here thank you very much." 
~a shy trail friend~


"For the love of all that is holy, let this taste as good as it smells!" 
~One Eyed Willamina~


"Digging the new patio human. If you're taking orders, I'd like more yellow flowers please, goes great with my fur tone!" 
~Rusty~


My best bud Crazy Karen has spent most of August healing a badly injured hind leg. Every morning she struggles to get to my patio where she can eat and drink in safety, then I follow her home to make sure she arrives safe and sound. She is healing slowly, but there has been improvements. She can't sit up or jump from branch to branch yet, but she seems to be in less pain this week. My poor little friend has had such a rough summer this year!

This photo was taken a few weeks ago. I look forward to seeing her smile again when she is feeling better.


That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. If you have any questions or interesting tidbits about today's wildlife, please let me know.