". Arranged Words: Lovely Summer Days

12 Jul 2022

Lovely Summer Days


We were out at the Parkway for a picnic recently. As you can see the day was generous--nothing but beautiful!


Sometimes you just want to hitch a ride, but the skipper was having a few issues: namely hitting the bottom. For privacy's sake, I removed the people and the name of the boat. 


 A peaceful cove


Wildflowers. Fleabane, Hawkweed, Anemone


Canada Geese 

Because I didn't want to startle them, I snuck up on these geese. As you can see some were busy feeding. I didn't know it but they also "talk" softly to each other all the time. It must be comforting, I suppose. 
Canadian geese mate for life. 
At another time, I watched
 one standing guard while the other one enjoyed a lovely grassy dinner.

Generally, Canadians are known to be nice folks, but these Canadians can
be rather feisty. They will attack humans or something as large as a cow if they feel threatened, or they are protecting their nest.  

Last year, a female laid her eggs in the Walmart parking lot miles away from the river. The city came and put a fence around her. What a silly goose!
Meanwhile the anxious male hung around outside the fence, dogging traffic. (I hope he made it.)
In the end, I bet
 there was some sort of marital discussion.
Such as, "Martha we've got to do better than this."
"I agree, but I believe this was your idea, Fred.”

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                                    More sun prints bookmarks with watercolour enhancements. 

         

Blue and White.
                                                          

The time has come for my annual blog break. Depending on where you live, I will be back in the fall or the spring. Thank you all for your lovely comments and for reading along so far this year. 
  
‘Til Next time…

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46 comments:

  1. Beautiful images and creative ides, Dixie!
    I hope you are well and inspired!

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  2. Yes, thank you all is well!
    It's been a beautiful summer so far. I love it!
    Best Wishes to you Suzana

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  3. How lovely #TravelTuesday

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    1. So nice of you to say. Thank you, Lydia.

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  4. Beautiful book marks! Happy blog breaking.

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  5. Poor Fred. =) I'm glad those geese didn't see you sneak up on them, Dixie; they sound as if they can be brutal. Those sun prints bookmarks are gorgeous. Love that you enhanced these with watercolour paint. Have a lovely little break. See you in spring!

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  6. That looks like a beautiful summer day. Happy Summer to you!!
    The bookmarks looks lovely, too. :)

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    1. Happy Summer to you too, Dee.
      And thank you.

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  7. I loved this: "The day was generous." It was indeed. Your bookmarks are fabulous. I've been starting on watercolor bookmarks for the November sale but those sunprints are stunning. I love the geese -- not so much when they poop on my beach but the rest of the time. They are feisty, though. I was swimming the other day and a huge flotilla of geese, including parents with goslings, were headed toward me. It was a magical experience, although I didn't try to swim toward them -- I've seen those geese get pretty protective and I wasn't about to get in their way!

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  8. Anonymous10:25 am

    Hi Dixie: Beautiful blog. Canada Geese are a nuisance. It has become virtually impossible to walk along the riverfront because their guava is absolutely everywhere! Enough whining! I love your pictures especially of the water and sailboat. Happy Summer. Love, Joannie

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    1. Hi Joannie,
      Sailboats are so graceful on the water. Coming from a long line of mariners, I am ashamed to say that I've never been sailing. It's never too late, I reckon. :)
      Enjoy your summer and your lovely garden.

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  9. Hi Dixie. Your sun print artwork is lovely -- I have a love/hate relationship with Canada Geese. They're beautiful to look at, they mate for life, the families are adorable to watch. But oh my goodness they can be messy. ... thanks for sharing and enjoy your summer blog break!

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    1. I love to see the baby geese as well. But you do have to watch where you are walking. :) Thank you, Sallie.

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  10. Lovely shots of the scenery and blues of the day.

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  11. Lovely photos, Dixie! What a silly goose indeed. The bookmarks are wonderful with watercolour enhancement. Have a wonderful break!

    -Soma

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  12. Such a beautiful summer day!
    Loved your bookmarks.

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    1. Thanks Veronica.
      Can't beat a breezy summer day.

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  13. What a beautiful day you had - love these photos!
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2022/07/a-few-things-blooming-around-homeplace.html

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  14. Lovely art and photos!

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  15. Good morning, beautiful post-really enjoyed all the photos-I love seeing sailboats, and the geese story-too funny I can totally relate to the male geese. we had a pair that nested in one of our ponds when we lived in the woods-we ended up having an "understanding" when we realized I was sharing cracked corn haha.
    Love your sun prints too

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  16. That indeed looks like a beautiful summer day, and I loved the story about the Canada Geese in the Walmart parking lot. Your bookmarks are so beautiful!

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  17. What a beautiful peaceful view. That's perfect for summer. And what great summer bookmarks.

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  18. your bookmarks are really lovely Dixie. Beautiful photos- especially of the sailboat on the water. Fun story of the Canada geese:)

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  19. ...you captured the beauty of summer. As a kid I made sun prints, what a fun memory!

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  20. Lovely sun prints. I know about those Canada geese being protective around their nests don't go near them at this time!

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  21. Wow such beautiful photos and art too. Have a lovely day.

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  22. Luv luv your book marks. Happy you had fun.

    Thanks for linking to Art For Fun Friday

    Much💚love

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  23. beautiful summer day - Happy Friday

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  24. Lovely bookmarks and photos. Your hawkweed looks like what we call fox and cubs

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  25. I love your bookmarks Dixie! Enjoy your blog break! ♥ Yes, we Canadians are a nice bunch, but I was chased down by a lake one time by a Canada Goose because I apparently and unknowingly got too close to the babes!!! Scary! I felt like it was Jurassic Park and I'd be pecked mercilessly lol... ☺

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  26. Yes, looks like a perfect day.

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  27. Beautiful, peaceful day. Enjoy your break.

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  28. Your sun prints are gorgeous with the water colors. Have a wonderful break!

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  29. I hope you have a wonderful break, Dixie! I love your beautiful sun print bookmarks and gorgeous summer photos.

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  30. I love how you snuck up on the Canada Geese and then made up what was being said. Enjoy your break.

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  31. Beautiful photos. Love the sailboat capture!

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  32. Lovely summer pictures...and the booksmarks are amazing!!!
    Titti

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  33. Oh I love your bookmarks! And your landscape photos show the summer at its best - so peaceful & idyllic. Fortunately I haven’t met many Canadian geese in person, but have heard that they might be feisty. Marital problem, why not!

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  34. Beautiful scenes.

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  35. Dixie - beautiful water-related photos, especially the sailboat. Geese - I remember a similar story from my working days, when a goose pair built a nest in our parking lot - they were vicious in defending it. Love your bookmarks. Thanks so much for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  36. Your bookmarks are gorgeous! And one of your photos looks a little like one of mine today. It's a small world isn't it? Enjoy your break! I need one soon too.

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  37. It was lovely to 'meet' you today over on Mosaic Monday. I have only just started playing around with cyanotype, and you have now presented me with a new way to explore! Thank you! Enjoy your week, enjoy summer, stay safe.

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~ Dixie