Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Busy Bee...

Out and about this morning, seems to be breezy every day, but our nice days are numbered so must get
out when we can..

Monday, August 29, 2011

A busy Hummer...

While trying, in my yard today, to get a butterfly, with my canon 100mm macro lens, this gal, kept flitting by
me to get to the feeder, so I finally got a chair, sat down and waited, never did get the butterfly!! :)

Meet Thumper...

Special Constable Thumper is a 14 year old Standard Bred Mare,
shown here with Constable Brad Palmer of the Timmins Police.
With the advent of the 100th anniversary, of both the City of Timmins and the Timmins police service,
it was decided to have a mounted officer at various community celebrations and events this year.
So a partnership was established with the Timmins Therapeutic Riding Association and the Timmins
police service.
Formerly a harness racer, she has also been used as a therapeutic riding horse since she was two.
Being very gentle and accustomed to crowds and children, she will be used in strictly a ceremonial role
It was a real treat for me to catch up with her at the Kayak Challenge along the Mattagami River Park on Saturday.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Ruby-Throated Hummer (F) and American Goldfinch.. (F)...

I took the Hummer last evening, just before dusk, and the Goldfinch this morning as I was sitting out with my morning coffee. These two will be leaving my yard soon for the 'sunny south'..and I will miss them so much. They are a constant at my feeders all summer...

A chance meeting...

While on a walk around the park we were staying at in Wheatley, On, in June,  came upon this meeting of the 'Hares' was cute to watch, happened so quickly, no time to change settings but I still like the outcome,

Then they went their separate ways....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grey Squirrel..

in London, Ontario, when we were on our June getaway...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Calico Pennant Dragonfly..

taken in Parry Sound, On, back in June. We always stay in KOA's when we travel with our trailer (if there is one in the city we are visiting) This one in peticular is a great campground and area for nature photo buffs like me..