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We were out this afternoon, picking the last few tomatoes

hummingbird, September 2013

hummingbird, September 2013

when a tiny visitor was spotted in the nasturtiums. I’ve seen a few hummingbirds, over the years. Rarely more than one a year and never had them stick around long enough to grab the camera, so it was pretty exciting to have one hang around for a bit. This one was alternating between snacking among the bright nasturtiums and resting in the sun on the tomato hoops. She seemed quite calm about us gawking, although we did stay well back, since we didn’t want to scare her off. There was also some adorable squeaky commentary, when she was feeding, and some sticking out of the tongue after each bout. It made us wonder if nasturtium nectar has the same peppery zing as the petals!

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There is such an interesting range of artworks that Mother finds in her hunts.

framed papercut cat

framed papercut cat

Paper-cuts are one of those mediums that are rare to see, at least here, at the fine art level. This charming cat had been framed, when she found it. (unsurprising, since it required the protection) While it was good that it had been kept safe, it’s framing wasn’t exactly what could be described as exciting, or really suited to it. It was also mounted on a piece of pink mat-board! Luckily, it was very lightly attached with archival ATG, so was removable. It was transferred to a larger piece of off-white mat and then I put it in one of the beautiful Fotiou frames, from their yearly clearance sale. I thought it had a great exotic look that was rich, but not too formal. Now the only question is if Mother will let me sell it, or if she’ll just keep it for herself!

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a brief break

The summer is wrapping up and I’m going to take some time

anemone, Sept. 2013

anemone, Sept. 2013

off from the store. While I will be here for the rest of the Labour day weekend, we’ll be closed from the 3rd until the 6th. (and Sunday the 8th as well) I will be checking email and phone messages but won’t be in the shop. I’m looking forward to a bit of a break before the fall gets going!

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