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29 Jun 2021

Idyllic Days

Hi there, 

Nearing the end of one of my favourite months. Beautiful June.

Now and then, I sit at the picnic table to the right and watch the boats cruise along the river.


              Doesn't this look like a lovely summer day.  Sunny, warm, clouds puffing by. Perfect.


You may, if you squint your eyes, or locate a magnifying glass, be able to see the Heron over there on the other side of the river fishing. (My kingdom for a telephoto lens.) I haven't noticed that many Herons around this year.  I enjoyed watching this one fish. They are intent and so still. Amazing.  I wonder from standing so still if they stiffen up like humans? Inquiring minds.

                                       I wish you could all smell the roses. So lovely!


A colourful spot with a stone inukshuk. The Inuit build these in the Arctic. They are used for navigation, hunting, messages etc. 


You may have seen this picture on my Instagram. I named this little Mallard "Capability." Eleven, yes 11 ducklings. And she does it all on her own. As you can see the well-behaved ducklings were swimming and feeding ahead of her near the rivers edge. I was setting on a dock. When she noticed me she reared up a little. I have seen other Mallard mothers attack other ducks that ventured too close to their ducklings. They can be fierce.



I had plans to go kayaking this weekend near this spot, but I hurt my foot on a walk. So I reckon I better sit still until it's better. Humbug!

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    Pastel




I recently unearthed this happy little watercolour painting, and I have listed as a digital download in my shop.


                                                                       Until next time...

Be well and safe and stay huggable.

Huggable times are near.

Cultivate Your Dreams

 Linking to Link Parties via my link party page. Do drop by for a visit; you will be glad you did.

  Thank you, ladies, for hosting.



43 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos of a bit of heaven!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/06/arty-sea-world.html

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  2. this is wonderful place to walk, sit at the picnic table, just observe nature and wildlife. lovely images.

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    1. It is a lovely spot; I also love to walk there along the river.
      Thank you, Klara.

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  3. Such a beautiful place you live, Dixie. June certainly smiled for you. Gorgeous photos; who needs telephoto lens anyway.=) Those roses look divine. Your framed pastel capturing the beauty of your world is lovely.

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    1. It is so lush and green this time of year. Lovely and lovely really.
      Thank you, dear Kim.
      Best Wishes…

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  4. Anonymous7:16 pm

    Hi Dixie: I could see the Heron, and the lovely mother with her ducklings. I love your painting. It's really lovely. Love, Joannie

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    1. The Heron and I are friends it seems.
      He or she tolerates my presence.
      I was so pleased when Momma duck and her ducklings cruised by so close to me.
      Thank you, Joannie.

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  5. You live in a beautiful place, Dixie. Love the photos.

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    1. Thanks Lady Fi.
      And thank you for hosting.

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  7. What a lovely place! It's a huge source of inspiration.
    I hope you will be well soon enough to go kayaking. Nice sport!
    All the best in another Summer month!

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    1. June flew by as it usually does.
      July will be wonderful as well.
      Enjoy, Suzana.

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  8. Lovely photos, and so much inspiration for your paintings. Beautiful colours in your painting too. What a wonderfully protective mother duck and such well behaved ducklings. I do hope your foot gets better soon so you can go kayaking.

    -Soma

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    1. I may try and paint those puffy clouds. They do make my heart sing.
      So lovely there that day.
      Thank you, Soma.
      Best Wishes…

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  9. Beautiful photos as is your painting.

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  10. I can see why you like this place, it's so serene and pretty.

    Your link this week at 'My Corner of the World' is appreciated! A back link would be nice, too :)

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    1. Oops. Forgot.
      Now, Link, linked.
      Thanks for the reminder and for hosting, Betty.

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  11. Hi Dixie :) Your pastel is just gorgeous and you live in such a beautiful area. I'm sorry you hurt your foot, kayaking sounds lovely! I just found and followed you on IG :)

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    1. Hi Rain,
      Thank you so much.
      And a follow back to you.
      Have a lovely weekend.

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  12. Really beautiful photos and art. Have a very nice weekend.

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  13. Wow, beautiful photos, lovely locations. Your artworks are very pretty! :)

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  14. Lovely art and summer photos.

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    1. Summertime—always so welcome by me.
      Thank you, Christine.

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  15. Beautiful art and photos! Happy PPF and have a great weekend! Valerie

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  16. what beautiful photos- it all is so peaceful looking. And how sweet are the ducks and ducklings...
    Gorgeous painting! happy PPF!

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    1. So lovely by the river. I could stay all day.
      The duck and her ducklings were a lovely surprise.
      Thank you, Linda.

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  17. Your pastel is darling and so is that bird! Such wonderful photos. Hope your foot is better. Happy PPF!

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  18. Pretty landscape ❤

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  19. Gorgeous pastel painting and bird.

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    1. Hi Wendy,
      I do love pastels and watercolour.
      Thank you.

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  20. Beautiful photos and gorgeous work in Pastel.

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  21. Thank you, John.
    Enjoy the week…

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  22. Thanks for sharing your beautiful scenery. The water colour is lovely.
    Happy you dropped by my blog today.

    Much💜love

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  23. ...occasionally I see a inukshuk, they are so interesting and your images are beautiful.

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  24. Dixie - idyllic is the perfect word for this setting. What better spot to sit and watch the boats (and the world go by)? That's what summer is all about! Lovely shot of the heron, and I do love people who take the time to hang flowering pots, etc. Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday with a beautiful slice of summer!

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Dixie