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    Last Sunday my husband and I went for a drive on Amherst Island. We had never been there before and so thought we'd check it out. Emily (eRachel11) had gone there in the winter on a bird photography workshop hoping to capture some images of owls. We met up for dinner one evening and had a really nice visit. She's all the way from Alabama and so I figured it was time I check out what was in my own backyard. Some of the road sides were covered with these purple flowers, it was quite beautiful. Anyway, we had a nice Sunday afternoon drive.

    Sunday our daughter Charissa comes home, we can't wait to pick her up and see her! She's been in Oregon for the last eleven weeks working at Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. She's home for a week to attend her graduation from high school and then will head back to Oregon for another 5 months. It'll be nice to have her home for a week.

    Enjoy your weekend!

    Paisley patches (coming and going), and 64 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. pfairman53 [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      This is STUNNING!!! Enjoy your week with your daughter…congratulations on her graduation!

    2. Christina.75 45 months ago | reply

      beautiful tones

    3. Louisiana Belle 45 months ago | reply

      Tina, this is a real stunner! So dreamy.

      So glad you will see your daughter again. Enjoy!!

    4. .Ottilie. 45 months ago | reply

      Wow this is so gorgeous :)

    5. russ david 45 months ago | reply

      wonderful light and colors, great photo!!

    6. GApeach55 45 months ago | reply

      superb light and tones
      wonderful, serene mood

    7. heathernicole2 45 months ago | reply

      So dreamy and beautiful!

    8. sarah.yusko 43 months ago | reply

      unbelievably beautiful

    9. Pierre Rombola [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Thas it a shot ! Wowow ! .

    10. Yannick Rival [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Thas it a shot ! Wowow ! HFF!.

    11. Antoine Grid [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Thas it a shot ! Wowow ! .

    12. Nicolas Homal [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

    13. Eric Lomo [deleted] 42 months ago | reply

      Thas it a shot ! Wowow ! .

    14. greenblessings 39 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing your photo.

      I live on Amherst Island, Ontario, where Great Grey Owls (as well as Snowies, Short-eareds, Boreals, Barreds, Saw-Whets, etc.) are seen regularly in winter. Last Thursday 22 Short-eared owls were spotted on my property. Owls are SO amazing.

      I'd very much like your, and others', help in spreading the word about a serious problem for all birds on Amherst Island.

      Amherst Island, as you may know, is a world-renowned IBA on a major bird migration route.

      An industrial wind farm is in the paper/planning stage for Amherst Island. (There is also a wind farm planned for Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County - another major migratory bird route.)

      If the industrial wind turbine farm is built on Amherst Island as the wind developer would like (but not 9/10 of the island's residents) this may be the last chance to see Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls, Boreal Owls, Great Grey Owls, etc. alive instead of dead at the base of turbines.

      Neighboring Wolfe Island has the deadliest bird kill rate in Canada and the second deadliest in north America.

      For more information or to contact us, visit protectamherst.yolasite.com/photos.php and blog.douggreensgarden.com/youll-toast-your-bread-in-the-b...

      How can you help? By spreading the word to other birders and by writing to the politicians (below), some of whom are condoning the slaughter. (A quick way is to cut & paste your letter into different emails.)

      Those who are supporting the wind farm in this Important Bird Areas include:
      Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario dmcguinty.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org
      Andrea Horwath, Head of the NDP ahorwath-qp@ndp.on.ca
      Sean Fairfield, Manager of Environmental Planning for Algonquin Power (the would-be wind developer) Sean.Fairfield@algonquinpower.com

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