Tuesday, 9 June 2015

A little bit of this and that

Wednesday? Well a day early, because I made a scheduling error, oops.

Today I have a an assortment of pictures, some from the park and some from gardens in my neighborhood.

First here is a Great Blue Heron fishing. I watched it for a while and I think it caught a couple of small fish, I was not quick enough to "capture" that with my camera. They are amazing to watch, still for so long and then a blur of movement, so quick if you look away for a moment you will miss it.

"Blue skies smile at me, nothing but blue skies do I see."
Irving Berlin
It is so green and lush in the woods, I think some of the pathways may vanish under the vegetation. 
But there are also lots of berries, these early salmonberries, and lots of flowers on the blackberries promise a good crop of berries mid summer.

The Strawberries are ready early this year too, a favorite around our house.
This little fella was "just hopping down the bunny trail" and stopped briefly to see if I had a treat for him.


Another bunny, and there are lots of baby rabbits too.
These Redwing Blackbirds seemed to appreciate the handouts.

Reminds me of this tune: "Feed the Birds"
The park is full of wild roses and daisies.

Anyone remember making daisy chains as a kid?

This beautiful Dogwood, Dogwood is the Floral Emblem of British Columbia.
I haven't seen many white Foxglove flowers, I share this one with you.
Honeysuckle, also early to bloom this year.
This is a picture of one of my Honeysuckle plants, a favorite of the hummingbirds.
I have an Art Show at Image West, and have been busy framing, labelling and hanging pictures.
I have started a few things this week but only finished one, and it is another food painting titled "Squashed":
Here is how it looks framed:
 It is the latest of my Food cards, which include a recipe card using the pictured ingredient. What is the recipe for this card, take a look:
or all the food cards at: http://www.pswhimsy.com/food.html
Here are some other cards I have recently added to the site:

To see all recent additions and names and details follow this link:
Until next time...

Thank you for all your kind comments on my last post.
Thanks for stopping by,
happy Whimsy Wednesday


  1. wow. the squash are awesome! love your bloom photos and the cute bunnies!

  2. Hello Gillian, your artwork is so beautiful and your photos of he bunnies are delightful. Lovely to see such gorgeous flowers!

  3. What lovely bird shots - love that heron! And your artwork is gorgeous.

  4. A great series of birds, flowers and of course your beautiful artwork! I especially like the birds coming in to the hand.

  5. nature is just so beautiful!!!! i love the new card additions, the row boat and shells are right up my alley!!!!

  6. Beautiful! You've had such an early summer that I wonder if you will have repeat blooms later on this year. I love seeing the Great Blue Heron. The ones here seem to be still at their heronries...but soon they'll be more out in the open.