Outstanding Orcas (26 Week Letter Challenge: O)

This week for Lori Bravo’s 26 Week Letter Challenge it’s the Letter O. What a perfect opportunity to showcase a few more captures from that morning when a family of three Orca’s swam past my house in April!

You can’t imagine my emotions when, just as I was to sit down with a coffee, I looked out of the sun-room window to see a whale. And not just any whale, an ORCA!

With Darling Daughter standing beside me, it made it all the more special when we saw it was a family of three – mom, dad and baby. How absolutely delightful!

26 Weeks Letter Challenge




Look who came to visit on Saturday! (Wordless Wednesday)

Mother and Baby




Notable NIGHT Time! (26 Week Letter Challenge: N)

This was one of those fluke shots last month when I just happened to be up for a nature break. As I glanced out the window before climbing back into bed this is what I happened upon.

Night Time

It was one of those rare, magical moments I would have normally slept through, completely oblivious as to the beauty that was just outside my door.

Although I have to say, as I stood out on our back deck shivering in my pjs, I did question what the heck I was doing out there at that hour, lol!

26 Weeks Letter Challenge





So NOT what you think!!! (Wordless Wednesday)

So NOT what you think







The view from my sunroom! (Wordless Wednesday)

My Orcas





A Portrait of Cedric (Monochrome Monday)

Last week I posted the colour version of our Cedric on Instagram. However today I wanted to see how striking he would be in a monochrome version.

A Portrait of Cedric

This little guy was on a branch directly outside the window off our kitchen. He couldn’t have been more than two-feet away, seeming as interested in us as we were of him!






Slowly but surely I’m catching up with all the wonderful photo challenges I was once participating in.

It’s been quite awhile since joining in with the wonderful One Word Photo Challenge hosted by Jennifer Nichole Wells but there seemed no better time to jump back in then with this week’s word… BEE!

Bee Beautiful

This capture from last summer came immediately to mind and when amazingly I found it on my laptop (since we’re currently away from home and my external hard-drive) I knew it was meant to be.






Oh deer, do you see what I see?! (Monochrome Monday)

Last Sunday we had three deer who spent the day in our backyard. During the morning they ran around, chasing each other like puppies. They’d stand there panting and puffing after each lap around the barbeque shed.

Oh deer do you see what I see

A little later after all their playing they returned to sit and rest. Occasionally they turn their heads to the side to nibble on the grass but for a good couple of hours they were content to simply sit.

This gave me the perfect opportunity to go out onto the deck to take a few snaps. Watching this particular guy reminded me of watching Master Fourteen chew gum at times… only it looked far more becoming on the deer!




Chained Beauty! (Flower Friday)


Barbed Beauty




Raindrops out my Window (Monochrome Monday)

Wow, has it really been that long since I posted anything that I’ve forgotten what to do? Uh-oh, wish me luck!

This capture is from the tree, a Fir perhaps (please advise if you know), just outside both our kitchen and side-deck windows.

Monochrome Raindrops

There’s just something mesmerizing about watching the raindrops cling to the end of each leaf after a rain shower. It’s as if Mother Nature has strung her very own fairy-lights over the tree as the drops glisten in the sunshine.