Monday, September 13, 2010

September 13th, 2010

Just some pretty pictures....

Not much to post about tonight, but despite the showery weather and cloudy skies here are some nice pictures of the sky, the garden, the hills...and some gorgeous Nectarines that Sid, our #3 son, brought up the hill for us to enjoy.  We had some at dinner and they were yummy......I am thinking pie! As I pass by them on my way to the kitchen the peachy fragrance is beautiful and mouth watering!

The sky tonight was quite interesting - talking to us about showery weather tomorrow, probably.

Not nearly as spectacular as the two lovely rainbows that have sprung from dark skies to show us where the pot of gold lies on the Cawston Bench.

Wednesday evening's rainbow, which I have already posted to my new blog 'Similkameen Skies' (see sidebar)

And another vivid shaft on Sunday evening.

Sunday morning at breakfast we spotted what we first thought were mountain goats on the toe of K mountain, but with the spy glass turned out to be three large bouquets of helium balloons tied with scarlet ribbon, escaped from some gay celebration and floating to and fro amongst the rocks and trees and meadow.  Unfortunately I was not successful in getting a clear picture, but here is where they were frolicking....

The little white blobs are really the balloons.  We left them partying and went to church.
By the time we got home none of them were as exuberant as they had been,
and they wafted lower and lower, some of them eventually
ending up entwined around the power lines. 
 I am sure they did have a story to tell.

In the garden a few summer flowers mix with the asters and yellow daisies. 
but the peony leaves are showing their fall colours along with the scarlet maple.

Welcome to Autumn.


Penny said...

Hm the smell of nectarines and your lovely garden flowers, we are so wet here at the moment its unbelievable, at last a sort of normal winter after years of drought.

Wanda..... said...

The photo of nectarines almost made sigh, they are my favorite fruit! Your flowers created a lovely scene, Hildred and you crtainly seem to get your share of rainbows to view!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I loved that little photographic tour Hildred. Beautiful flowers and wonderful nectarines. I buy peaches and nectarines, neither of which grow here in the UK of course, most days - they are especially good at the moment.

Barb said...

Hello Hildred,
Did you say Nectarine Pie? Why oh why do I live so far from you! Your garden still looks beautiful, and your sky shots always make me sigh.

Dimple said...

Nice. I love nectarines, they are aptly named. Looks like you had a pleasant few days.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's the trouble with those wild partying balloons -- they fizzle out way to soon; they're just not in it for the long haul!

I would never say that there wasn't much to blog about if I had a big beautiful pile of nectarines on the kitchen counter. Oh my gosh my mouth is watering -- and I don't see a single one here in the little B Van right now ;>)

Thanks (I think) for sharing!!