Friday, October 4, 2013

Scarecrow Invasion in Meaford, On...

Yesterday, we travelled up to Meaford, On. to see all the scarecrows. It is the 17th year for the 'Scarecrow Invasion'... the downtown area is decorated with over 250 scarecrows alone. It is neat to see. Seems like the whole town gets involved.
It was a fun day!!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Fall pleasures...

Just a mixture of what I have been seeing, the weather is great, the fall is upon us..
 Backlit in St. Marys, On
 Weeds are beautiful too..
 On the move..
 White-lined Sphinx Moth in my flowers..
Ladybug on the run...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

White Squirrels of Exeter, On

Since moving down here, I have been told there are white squirrels in Exeter, On. Yesterday we had some business to do in St. Marys, On.
While talking to the girl, how, we got on the subject is beyond me.
(I did mention, I am into 'photography'...:)
But the subject did come up, and like so many other things in my life, lately,  she told me exactly where to go to see them, as she used to  live near there.
These little white guys are not albinos but actually colored white (some are a very light shade of beige or off-white) and  have normal colored eyes (versus the classic albino red).  This coloration is said to be the result of a genetic mutation.
What a treat to see not one but two, frolicking amongst the trees..enjoy!!
 There was one gray one also..

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Green Heron..

At a creek down the road from the reflection..

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Snowbirds perform...

At the International Plowing Match in Mitchell, On. this week..we drove over on Thursday and spent the day, it was huge and so amazing, we both had a great day. Here is some of my pics of the airshow. Here is a link to the awesome crew and planes involved.
I grew up in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and when I was a teenager, the air force base in Portage was a training base for these and other pilots. This really pulls at my heart strings to see them perform. (the original pilots are long time retired but I still love to see their show)

 These two and three (planes) below, are piggy-backed...amazing to see..

 Upside down..

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dog-day Cicada..

While taking our dog for a walk on the weekend, in our park, she was attracted to something in the grass.
This fellow was another 'first' for me..couldn't believe how big he was for a 'bug'.
Neat to see though, according to my bug book, is a southern Ontario resident.
I got a few pics before he flew off...

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Blyth Steam and Pioneer show...

Yesterday, we went over to Blyth, On for the annual steam and threshers show, what a step into the past,  antique tractors and machinery demonstrations, horse demonstrations, tractor pulls, flea market, kids activities and petting zoo, stepdancing, fiddle competition, entertainment and more!
Here are just a few pics I took, most of these machines were operating and the sounds and smells were awesome...

 A sawmill from the past..

 Isn't this pic cute!!
 Chainsaw carver was neat to watch..
horses operating the saw, is called a turntable..

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

More 'in my yard'...

As fall slowly, rears its head, there is more movement in my yard too..

 Don't know what kind of spider this fellow is, but he is hanging around..literally !!

 I have at least 3 Ruby-throated hummingbirds coming all day long, drinking me out of house and home, getting ready for the long trip south..
This male was 'EXPLORED' on Flickr today, a treat for me, I won with a hummer a few years ago too...they are a fun bird to photograph...

Monday, September 2, 2013

On the farm...

This area is the best for farm land, going on for miles, the sights, the sounds and even the smells are just amazing...reminds me of the farms of southern Manitoba, where I grew up...And they are all so curious and photogenic...

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Beauties...In my neighborhood...

We took a walk around our park today..this is what I came up with...

 These two are from my garden..