Sunday, July 31, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge - July 31, 2011

This weeks hunt:

1. Walking Empty Streets

The Neighbourhood

2. Repeating Patterns


3. Floor

Killing two birds with one stone.

My kitchen floor (3.) has
a repeating pattern (2,)

4. Then and Now

On the left, me with my youngest daughter on her first birthday,
On the right, yesterday; now she is 5 1/2.

5. Fingertips

This is where you will find my fingertips for
a large part of each day.

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

July 30/ #211 Celebrating

Celebrating today:

Fifteen Years Cancer Free
Twenty-Nine Year Wedding Anniversary

On Facebook, it was suggested to paint your
toenails pink in support of cancer patients.
What a great way to celebrate
15 years of NO MORE cancer!

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29/ #210 Baby Pears

The beginning of pears on the trees. Unfortunately,
the squirrels always seem to eat them before we do.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 28/ #209 Croquet anyone?

cro quet [ kro - kay ]


"a game played on a lawn, in which coloured
wooden balls are driven through a series
of wickets by means of mallets"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

July 26/#207 Repair

Question: How many people does it
take to make a small bicycle repair?

Answer: All of them

Letter Photo Challenge/Week 9/ "I"

I is for ICE

I am a little late getting to the party so
I will just jump in at week nine.

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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Barn Charm Challenge -July 25/ #206

A man's barn bespoke his worth as a man.
It expressed his earthly aspirations and
symbolized the substance
of his legacy to his children."
Bill N. Lacy

Ontario. Canada

July 24/ #205 Play Fort

My husband built this so many years ago, that we have kind of stopped
seeing it, if you know what I mean. It just sits quietly in
the back corner of our yard, We had
some kids over this week who had never
been to our house before and they reminded us
how "cool" it is.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge - July 24, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Time Again:

Here is this week's

1. Music to my Ears

The wind chimes in my backyard are music to my ears on a breezy day.

2. Hat

I have learned from my two youngest girls that
you can make hats and costumes out of anything - even
baby blankets.

3. Clear

Ahh! Clear blue water on a hot day.
There is nothing better.

4. Out of this World

When kids come to play, they think our
play fort is "out of this world".

5. Sprinkles

When my daughter is in the pool, she likes to
shake her wet hair and "sprinkle" everyone.

See other peoples interpretations of the same prompts here:

July 23/ #204 My Morning Coffee Spot

Thursday, July 21, 2011

July 22/ #203 HEAT WAVE

Today's weather.
When I took this this afternoon, it was 37 degrees Celsius, that's 99 Fahrenheit.
Notice where it says, "Feels like 50" - that is 122 Fahrenheit

Who says Canada is always cold?
There is not much snow to be found at 122 degrees.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

July 20/ #201 Side Entry

This is the side entrance to my home.
Which do you think looks best?
Black and White or Colour?

the long road

July 19/ #200 Swim

Aww aren't they sweet?
The only way to spend a hot day is in the water.
This picture doesn't show how they were fighting with each other all day.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday Photo Challenge - July 17, 2011

Here are my interpretations for this week's Scavenger Hunt:

1. Black and White

2. Reflections in Glass

This one is from a few months ago. I like how the jacks,
as well as the flowers, reflect in the glass table

3. Headlights

The headlight on our minivan has had a very
attractive piece of red tape on it ever since the lawn
mower ran into and broke it. It makes it easy to
know which one is ours in the parking lot.

4. Seeing Double

Two tubes in the pool waiting to be played with.


5. Bare

This ash tree in our yard has been killed and
left bare by an ash borer.

See more here:

July 16/ #197 Flip Flop Days

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15/ #196 Poison Ivy

Every time we think it is finally gone,
this patch of poison ivy seems to continue to grow.
Just keepin it real.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

July 14/ #195 Gate

These flowers hang on my gate and are the
first thing you see when you come to visit
me in my backyard.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Barn Charm Challenge -July 11

Daily Photo #192/365

Ontario, Canada

It looks like this was a nice barn cluster at
one time; now a little worse for wear.

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