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Extreme Homes

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Never judge a book by its cover.
Linking to: Our World Tuesday


Leaves, Light and Colour

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Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love — that makes life and nature harmonize. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic or the pallid hues of decay, and begin to strew the ground, that one’s very footsteps may not disturb the repose of earth and air, while they give us a scent that is a pefect anodyne to the restless spirit. Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. 
~George Eliot, letter to Miss Lewis, 1st October 1841




...I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air. 
~Nathaniel Hawthorne, 10th October 1842




Methinks I see the sunset light flooding the river valley, the western hills stretching to the horizon, overhung with trees gorgeous and glowing with the tints of autumn—a mighty flower garden, blossoming under the spel…

Alpacas in the County

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I recently dropped by an open house of a newer Alpaca farm [SHED: Chetwyn Farms] here in Prince Edward County... and naturally I brought my camera.









Interesting Facts Their fleece is luxurious, hypoallergenic, has extraordinary thermal properties and offers 22 natural colours, so no dye is necessary.There are two types of alpaca: Huacaya (which produce a dense, soft, crimpy sheep-like fiber), and the Suri (with silky pencil-like locks, resembling dreadlocks but without matted fibers).


It was definitely an awesome experience.  The animals themselves were slightly timid but also curious.  Pipit (the white Alpaca approaching me) just loved attention.



Little Miracles

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We've been fortunate this season with regular visits to our Hummingbird feeders.  With the end of the September drawing near, we are still witnessing daily visits from migrants as they move through our area.
Hummingbirds are truly little miracles to watch and enjoy.








Linking to: Our World Tuesday

Thank you for dropping by.




Mo, Moo, Moo Cow, Moll, Molly

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"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them."
Phil Pastoret (author)



Woody

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Learn more about the Downy Woodpecker by visiting BirdSource.org






Small Package

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Good things come in small packages... right?


Seasonal Shift

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It does leave one wonder what cyclical weather pattern(s) are to come.

Room to Roam

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Be kinder... to one another.

Linking to: Our World Tuesday



Head Shots - I

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Have a moovelous day!


We are born to...

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We're born to shimmer We're born to shine



We're born to live We're born to love



Have yourself a wonderful weekend!

Linking to: Weekly Top Shot


Hercules

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The first CC-130E Hercules entered service in Canada in 1960, and the current CC-130H Hercules was purchased in 1996. The first of 17 new J-model CC-130s will arrive in 2010 to replace the oldest aircraft in the Hercules fleet. The CC-130 Hercules is a four-engine fixed-wing turboprop aircraft that can carry up to 78 combat troops. It is used for a wide range of missions, including troop transport, tactical airlift (both palletized and vehicular cargo), search and rescue (SAR), air-to-air refuelling (AAR), and aircrew training. It can carry more than 17,000 kilograms (about 38,000 pounds) of fuel for tactical AAR. In the tactical AAR role, the Hercules can transfer 450 to 900 kilograms (about 1,000 to 2,000 pounds or 450 to 900 litres) of fuel per minute, and refuels the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft in less than five minutes. The Hercules has a maximum range of 7,222 kilometres (4,488 miles) and a cruising speed of 556 kilometres per hour (345 miles per hour). Capable of short takeoffs…

Guardians

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For the First People, Crow guards Creator’s Sacred Law for all, bringing his reminders to those in need at times of crisis.
Linking to: Our World Tuesday

The Shire

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How many of you thought of the "Lord of the Rings" when you read the title? Anyhow, this Shire is a breed of draught horse. It is also the tallest (21.2 hands) of all draught horses.



These Eyes

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I should mention that I don't have a macro lens.  This photo was taken with a
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II lens.

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.  --Mark Twain



Seeing Spots

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Happiness is a choice, make it yours!




The Colour Purple

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Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket.



Change

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An American Goldfinch's feathers in a state of transition.



Happiness is... a choice.


Shades of Light

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The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.  -- Helen Keller


Linking to: Our World Tuesday


Helmeted Guinea Fowl

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At the end your day... free yourself of the baggage and drama and focus on what is truly important.


Rural Space

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Put a smile on someones face and you'll feel good too!