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Sunday Snapshots – Long Weekend

Monday is Victoria Day in Canada. This weekend is traditionally the start of the gardening season, now that all threat of frost has passed. It’s also the time when people fill their swimming pools and set up their outdoor furniture or head north to open their summer cottage for the season. And, of course, on Monday there will be fireworks.

This duck was having a swim when I looked out, but by the time I grabbed my camera, all I could catch was a quick shot through the window of him on the side of the pool.


New life is popping up everywhere

and the nurseries have lovely selections of annuals to choose from.

And of course, there are snapdragons. A garden just isn’t complete without snapdragons.

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Sunday Snapshot – Waiting

“Today? Do you think she’ll plant us today?”

“I don’t know, the ground’s pretty wet.”

“Tomorrow then? She’s already put the others in a planter, why not us?”

“Seriously dude, I don’t think you should take it personally. She’ll plant us when she has time. Meanwhile, she gave us all the water we could drink this morning and it’s turned into a gorgeous day. Just relax and keep your head up.”

“I guess, it’s just that I’ve heard it’s fantastic to have somewhere to spread your roots out and settle in. I can hardly wait . . . tomorrow? Do you think she’ll plant us tomorrow?”

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Sunday Snapshots – A Bird and His Socks

Ruffles  enjoyed the recent photo shoot for The Wednesday Word.  See also A is for Apostrophe.





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Sunday Snapshots – The Easter Bunny

Last week I opened the curtains one day to find the Easter Bunny getting in some relaxation before Easter weekend, so I snapped a few photos through the window. I realize that lying underneath something makes him feel protected from predators above, but I’m not sure how safe I’d feel under the decidedly off-balance flamingo planter.





While the bunny was relaxing in our yard, the neighbours had some friends drop by for an early spring swim.





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Sunday Snapshots – Garage Guest

We had a guest in our garage this week.  I didn’t get a great shot of him because I have a new camera and I couldn’t find the green laser eye reduction feature.


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Sunday Snapshots – Windy Day

The shore of Lake Ontario after a few days of steady rain and a strong east wind.



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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Ruffles doesn't like to get dressed up but his best friend, Camel, was happy to get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day.

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Sunday Snapshot – Forest Path

Forest path on a winter's eve.

We’ve had so little snow this winter that when it did come down one evening a few weeks ago, I rushed out to take some pictures. Even then it had already turned to rain and Chelsea kindly held an  umbrella over me and my camera.

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Sunday Snapshot – Olympic Pride

Today is the last day of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  I’d forgotten how interesting and exciting the Winter Games are, with so many of the events performed at breakneck paces. The opening ceremonies were excellent and the Canadian team members set Olympic records and thrilled their compatriots with their accomplishments. It’s been a great event.

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Sunday Snapshots – Phooning

The still pose in the photos below is called a phoon. People are phooning all around the world,

in high places,

Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California

and low,

Scuba diving

in forests,

Sequoia National Park, California

and deserts,

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

with beautiful backgrounds,

Portishead, England

and funny props,

with famous landmarks,

Eiffel Tower, France

and in places they don’t belong.

ebay headquarters

There are over 4,000 photos of people phooning at www.phoons.com. The pictures are divided into categories so you can even check by location to see if anyone in your neighbourhood is phooning. If not, maybe you could be the first!

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