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Daily Photo – Halo Violet

By Heather / April 29, 2020

This luscious little beauty is called a Halo Violet. Well actually it has a few names – Viola cornuta ‘Halo Violet’ (Horned Violet) to name a few. The gardening books say it’s a compact perennial that is sought after for its large dark violet-blue flowers with bright yellow centres and fragrant petals. It grows best […]


Daily Photo – Birth Mother

By Heather / April 28, 2020

Yesterday at the birdbath there appeared not one brown-headed cowbird but two. Why am I telling you this? Because… I wasn’t very happy. Now, most birds I welcome into my backyard giving them food and water but it’s hard to be selective about the birds you bring in. First, there are the starlings in the […]


Daily Photo – My What Long Eyelashes You Have

By Heather / April 27, 2020

Besides the punk haircut, the ostrich has the most gorgeous eyes and eyelashes. They are the kind that those of us with very little eye covering dream about. We go to a great extent (no pun intended) to plump and increase the length of our lashes. But I’m sorry ladies… the ostrich can bat their […]


Daily Photo – Spring Nautilus

By Heather / April 26, 2020

The Nautilus is considered to be a living fossil and has little changed in the past 500 million years. Its chambers on the inside of its shell form a spiral if you cut it in half. This spiral is one of the oldest known symbols in written history and you will find it appear on […]


Daily Photo – Turning A Blind Eye

By Heather / April 25, 2020

Turning a blind eye he watches everything in the garden. Through sightless eyes, he “sees” the world around him. Experiencing the wonders of nature with unseeing eyes he connects to all that surrounds him. He feels the first drops of rain beginning to fall and can tell when the temperature shifts and the snow begins […]


Daily Post – Clothesline

By Heather / April 24, 2020

Every spring I wait in anticipating for when (a) it’s not raining and (b) when the sun hits the clothesline. These are the happy days of spring. After having clothes hanging on racks in our living room all winter (yes we do have a dryer) it’s so nice to fold up the rack and put […]


Daily Post – Snake In The Grass

By Heather / April 23, 2020

This northwestern garter snake is literally a snake in the grass. Not to be confused with a sneaky person who appears harmless or even friendly but in fact, is treacherous. I was out taking pictures of birds one hot summer day when a robin attracted my attention. He was hopping around in a frantic manner […]


Daily Photo – On Golden Pond

By Heather / April 22, 2020

I took a walk late one afternoon down to the spit and just sat and watched the sun go down. The birds were flying into their roost for the night and it’s a magical time. Somewhere between day and night is twilight and the sun is coming down to meet the earth. Or at least […]


Daily Photo – Welcome

By Heather / April 21, 2020

Welcome, he says as you step onto the island. Welcome to my home. Even though I’m newly built I have lived here through history. Walked the path of my ancestors. Living amongst the living. I stand here as a testament to all that came before me and all that will come after. I am the […]


Daily Post – Barnacles and Mussels

By Heather / April 20, 2020

Like a bouquet of shells, the barnacles and mussels cling to a pylon that in turn is holding up a dock. These amazing creatures store vast amounts of water in their systems so that when the tide goes out they are quite capable of surviving their time out of water. They are creatures that are […]

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