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Monday, September 01, 2014

September comes



The page turns and we're into another month. September - a month of beginnings, a month of endings. Beginning school (although the public system here is in the midst of a teacher's strike so school won't begin tomorrow), ending summer. 

There's plenty of sunny days ahead in this month, typified by the photo above. Trees here in central Alberta are faintly yellow. The morning air is crisp. But the blue skies beguile me into thinking we have long weeks left to enjoy. We'll see.
 

This pileated woodpecked is not making healthy choices. Instead of all the natural stuff, she's choosing to look for bugs in a creosote-soaked telephone pole. Some birds!

We're enjoying our little getaway - visiting Tim's family in Alberta. Will be checking in from time to time. Have a wonderful first day of September!

25 comments:

  1. There is a quietness in the early September air. A softness, a stillness that tells us that the rat race of summer is over. Finally. Have a wonderful time with your family. Beautiful photos. Make me want to wander your way.

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  2. Lovely blue sky reflections. Enjoy your visit just up the highway. :)

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  3. What a beautiful photo that first one is. We have begun September with grey cloudy skies and rain but I remain optimistic that we will indeed have some more summer before autumn is really here!

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  4. Ah, September is here and my mind starts to calm down, ready for the cosy nights once more. Lovely, colourful time of the year xx

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  5. Hope you have a lovely restful getaway with family.

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  6. We observed a pileated woodpecker this weekend, but it was feasting on healthier fare!

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  7. Beautiful photos! Enjoy your time away!

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  8. I am looking forward to the slower, more peaceful days to come...
    Have a great time with family. It has been years since we've been to Alberta:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  9. Love the deepness of the blue sky--backdrop for the woodpecker and as reflected in the water. Enjoy your time away visiting family.

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  13. Your camera is doing an amazing job of capturing the beauty you see around you. Those colours are so sharp and breath-taking.

    And that woodpecker... oh what a sighting is that!

    Enjoy your Alberta time. It's beautiful here these days.

    Hugs,
    Brenda
    xox

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  14. Hard to believe that September is here already. Enjoy your Alberta trip and safe travels!

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  15. Beautiful sky!

    Crazy woodpecker!

    Enjoy your visit. September is here. Change in in the air.

    Deanna

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  16. Oh my goodness, your top photo is magnificent. I love the reflected sky. September is my favorite time of the year. Sunny warm days and cool nights. Perfect:)

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  17. Your photos are really amazing! Beautiful. I enjoyed my visit to your blog today. Visiting from Lavender Cottage -
    Beth

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  18. Welcome fall - goodbye summer. Life is good!

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  19. that is an interesting looking woodpecker with that red puff and your bean harvest and vegetable medley looked so good! Enjoy your time on the mainland!

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  20. Happy 1st of September and it feels so fall like too. Enjoy these waning days. Clarice

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  21. Crisp mornings and clear blue skies dotted with puffy clouds... a wonderful combination. Love your photo of the clouds reflected in the water.
    Keep on enjoying your getaway.

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  22. Have a wonderful trip.

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  23. Very pretty scene in your 1st photo. Loved the woodpecker. We have one that comes every year to peck away on a telephone pole.

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  24. Hope you have a lovely trip! We're seeing changes in the landscape around here in TN. The vegetation is starting to get a tired look.

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  25. Apologies Lorrie, late catching up on your trip as I was on mine!
    I always worry about birds doing things such as this…….hopefully they survive these awful chemicals we douse our products with!

    Mary x

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