Thursday, September 21, 2017

Autumn Laughter - With Video

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing an autumn themed card featuring the gorgeous Pion Design collection "Summer Falls into Autumn". I love the subtle, rich tones of these papers, and the images are just so delightful!! I have also put together a video tutorial that I hope you will enjoy. It's been 5 months since I did one, I almost lost my groove!! Do stay tuned for that after the photos.





  

PION PRODUCTS:

Summer Falls into Autumn- Falling Leaves PD9608
Summer Falls into Autumn- Autumn Delight PD9603
Summer Falls into Autumn- Days of August PD9607
Summer Falls into Autumn- Borders PD9611
Summer Falls into Autumn- Tags PD9612
Summer Falls into Autumn- September Morning 6x6" PD9701
Images From the Past - Summer Falls into Autumn PD1630
The Witching Hour - Trick or Treat PD8002










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So I packed up the patio, put away the furniture and took apart the water fountain... then summer came! The temps have shot through the roof and all my planters started growing flowers again, so strange against the trees that have already started turning colour! Nature is a funny thing!

"Nope, I didn't eat the peanuts! " 
~Mr Cardinal~


Whenever I am stressed out or feeling down, I just need to step outside onto my patio. There will always be a sweet little squirrel visitor and a few Sparrows singing their song to cheer me up.


🎵 "These boots were made for walkin' and that's just what I'll do! 🎵


"Psssst, I think we're being watched!"  ~The Cookie Monster to his brother~


"Pssst! Hey peanut lady, over here. Bring me a couple of those yummy things, will ya!" 
~Suzy Q~


You've all met my handsome little Neddie, but what you can't see in my photos is how amazing he is. He only has a nub of a tail so his balance is not great. He has trouble walking the smaller branches and he walks with a wobble. Despite all his handicaps, he is so strong and resilient. He's shy but seems to trust me, and the way he watches me with such curiosity when I'm outside makes me giggle.


"Holy macaroni lady! I'll forgive you for stalking me if you throw me the biggest peanut you got!" 
~One Eyed Willamina~


My beautiful Missy, still going strong after her near death experience! She never fails to put on a good show for me and make me smile, bless her sweet heart! ❤❤


I figured since I was onto yellow this week that I would share a macro taken earlier in the summer. Just a yellow flower on a bush somewhere one morning as the sun came up.


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.


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.