Sunday, August 28, 2011

Foto Funday {week 35}

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Ahhh, sunflowers, how I love them! Open-mouthed smile All the ones at my house are “volunteers” that the birds have planted for me. Open-mouthed smile

Summer has heated up pretty good here in North Idaho this month. We’ve had an abundance of those mean summer pests, bald-faced hornets, but we found one of their nests … right at the peak of our roof. Jimmy took it out the night after I shot this photo.

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We’ve had lots of deer in the yard every day, including several adorable fawns …

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… and even these precious twins!

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And here is a beautiful mama and baby on our backyard trail.

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We have had a sweet little frog living in our garage-shop all summer. I am wild about frogs and love seeing this little guy hang around. Most of the time he perches atop a plastic pitcher I have sitting on the stoop outside the door, but we recently got to watch him crawl across the wall – too fun!

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The turkeys have been hanging around with all their babies. Jimmy has even been feeding them some cracked corn, which they love.

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We made another trip up to the Wildlife Refuge this week, and I am so glad we did! The Canadian Geese are all staging all along Myrtle Creek as they prepare to migrate – I’ve never seen so many honkers in one place! Click to see this first one a little bit larger …

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… and here’s a closer look at one of the creek banks …

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And something I still can’t believe – huge white pelicans in North Idaho!! I only this year heard that pelicans actually stop at the refuge here on their annual migration, and I was thrilled to find they had arrived and I’d get to see them this visit!

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Lots of small ducks, probably coots, were hanging out with the pelicans.

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On our drive out to the refuge and back, we saw so much beauty all around. The fields in our area are all in various stages of being cut and baled. They look so very beautiful to me!

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And here’s one more gorgeous sunflower for the road … love them! Open-mouthed smile

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Blessings to you!

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6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos, Cari! Makes me a little homesick (OK, maybe a lot!)

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  2. Love seeing these! Used to live up in Coeur d'Alene, and spent a lot of time in Sandpoint playing volleyball in high school! Thanks for a trip down memory lane!

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  3. Gorgeous photo's Cari! You look like you have had a lovely summer!

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  4. Wonderful photos, thanks for the little tour!

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  5. You forgot to capitalize Canadian. And calling them Canadian Geese is merely a colloquialism that is acceptable when not classifying them scientifically. So I'm cool with it! :D

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