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Friday, July 8, 2011

Interesting photos and giveaway winners

I am having a very hectic day.  DD # 2 and grandson are here for the day.  I have him signed up for swimming lessons so we went to that this morning.  DD wants some attention given to her hexie quilt; she needs more yellow and blue hexies, wants to borrow my small iron and ironing mat and wants to copy my hexie template.   I am watering all my gardens which takes several hours of moving hoses around.  I do books for our recreation board and there was some mail and cheque writing that had to be taken care of today.  Generally things have just been busy. 

Here are some photos I’ve been meaning to post.  I’ve seen quite a few moose on the road this year but here’s the first successful picture I’ve taken.  That brownish spot behind the bush in front of her is two calves.


If you look closely you can see one of them as they were running off into the bush here


I don’t have many outdoor flowers this summer.  I want to rebuild my flower  beds so I’ve left them empty.  I do have some beautiful flowers on indoor plants though.  First my orchid…


my African violet…


And a cactus…. I don’t know what kind it is…


I didn’t use random number generator for the draw.  No time to figure it out.  Here is the bowl with all the little slips of paper.


And a small boy who was eager to pull the slips…


You would think he could read – he was so intent on unfolding and looking at the papers. 

The winners are:

Momtodc who said: The highlight of my day so far was playing Angry Birds on my phone with my son. We took turns and ended up spending over an hour passing the phone back and forth.

And Gene Black who said: The best part of my day so far was relaxing while holding my new Great Niece, Emily and watching part of a marathon of "The Voice" - it was a family day.

Congratulations!  I’ll e-mail you soon.  Have a lovely weekend everyone.



  1. Sounds like a busy day! Thanks for sharing the pics of the moose and her babies. Your indoor flowers are beautiful. Congrats to both of the winners!

  2. Must be fun to see moose like that. :D I just get squirrels and anoles. Oh, wait! We had a Painted Snapper tortoise in our yard a few days ago. . . hehe

  3. Those are great pictures. You must have had your camera handy to get the moose and mooselets. The flowers pose so nicely. Your Orchid is so lovely your african violet makes me miss mine that roasted in the heat of this house after we moved, and your cactus makes me jealous. I've never seen one like that.

  4. Congratulations to the winners and I love your random Generator. So cute.
    What beautiful flowers and lovely Mumma with little moose.

  5. Congrats to the winners. How nice to get such a good pic of the moose and baby - and love your flowers!

  6. Congrats ladies.... I do love your moose - of course we don't see them here so it is such fun to see them through blogland.... and your flowers are so pretty...

  7. Wow, love the photos of the moose, it's been a couple of years since I've seen one up close! And your indoor flower garden is lovely, I love the orchids and the fuzzy cactus and African Violet just makes me smile! COngrats to the winners!

  8. Congrats to the winners. You had such a busy day I'm surprised you had time to remember to do the draw.

    The moose photos are great. I've never seen one for real (there aren't many to be seen in the UK!) and I specially loved the effect of the fuzzy cactus and the orange flowers - and I don't usually like cactus.