Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Woof ! Woof !!

This past weekend was the 4th annual Great Canadian Kayak Challenge, a good time was had by all.
One of the information booths was on the St. John`s Ambulance Therapy Dog program. This is a program, where gentle dogs with kind temperments are taken for vists to shut ins or seniors etc. They had quite a few of these great pets for show, so I couldn`t resist taking a few pics of them..so precious, I have more, but here is  a few for today..
Here is Laessy, a Wirehaired Griffon.. what an amazing face, reminded me of an old soul...
 Here is Lucky, an English bulldog..so handsome too..
 and Kai, a 3 year old Australian Herder...look at those beautiful eyes....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A ' Humming' day...

Yesterday, I spent a few hours on the patio, shooting the hummers, I have at least 3 coming all day long, they are preparing for the long trip south, I miss them every year. I have feeders at the camp and at home and try to keep them full for them all summer long.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird...
 He heard the `click`of my camera and had to check it out...
 This is a Juvenile, male, see the black spot at his throat, in some poses, red dots did show,
so I googled it to find out, as I had initially thought it was a female..neat stuff !

Monday, August 20, 2012

Porquis Fall Fair, horse pull and barrel races and more...

Yesterday, hubby and I took in the Porquis Fall Fair, a small community about 62 km. from Timmins, among the festivities were a Horse Pull and Timed Barrel Races. I really enjoyed taking pics of the events, weather was perfect and a great day was had..
There were 11 pairs of horses, 3 in the light weight and 8 pairs in the heavy weight division..some powerful, muscular horses, who love what they do...
Just a few of my favs...

 These two fellows were sharing a joke, I think lol !!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Devil's Paintbrush..

So pretty, also called Orange Hawkweed..

Friday, August 17, 2012

A Sandhill Crane family...

Went down to Sudbury for a few days, on our way home today, caught this family by the roadside, I had never seen a 'juvenile' before, a real treat for me..

This post is for Elaine of 'Artic View'...I love her Sandhill Crane shots!  :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Resident Groundhog...

At camp. along with our 'resident Loons' we also have this fellow, he (and/or his parents) have been around for years, while taking our walk this morning, he raised his head out of his den and greeted me with all kinds of poses, what a cutie, came right up to me, within two feet, (well I was being still and he was eating the grasses in front of me, if I moved, he scurried back to the tree and then would forget I guess and venture close again, made my day!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Leech...

We call them 'bloodsuckers'..eewww!!

While in Renfrew, On, at our campsite, I was down by the small lake taking pics, I noticed this fellow, not my favorite thing, but what did make me smile was noticing the shoreline (trees) in his reflection, he was in shallow water, but still creeped me out..
I prefer pools.....

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A fly on Rudbeckia..

In Ivy Lea, Ontario

Monday, August 6, 2012


A few frogs in Renfrew, Ontario..

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pretty in Pink...too..

In Ivy Lea, Ontario

Pretty in Orange..

In Ivy Lea, Ontario