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Friday, August 26, 2011

Fertilizer Friday/ Flaunt Your Flowers Aug. 26/11

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WELCOME!!!! This week's flaunt is up a bit early today because I have other obligations that would make me late in posting! Happy Friday!

Friday is a BIG day for us here at Tootsie Time…(ok, just me…there is no one else here…lol) It’s a big deal because it means it’s PARTY TIME!!!! Fertilizer Friday is the day of the week than an ELITE group of gardeners from all around the world get together, snap photos, link up and Flaunt Their Flowers!!!
If you are new to Tootsie Time and Fertilizer Friday, I just know you are asking yourself…”How do I join?”
Well…it’s easy really. Here’s all you need to know to become a part of this great group of gardeners, bloggers and friends:
If it is spring or summer where you live, you need to snap a few photos of what you have growing, blooming or just love to look at that is of the plant variety…if it is winter where you live, you may post past favorite photos…or indoor plants…whatever you like. The only criteria is that it is a plant or something growing!

You do not need to use fertilizer to participate in this party, but if you do, this is the reminder to fertilize weekly!

All I ask is that: Your post must include the logo above and/or a link to Tootsie Time, or the linky will be deleted.

So....I would like to invite each and every one of you to join in and share your photos...

It has been another crazy week here at my house. WoW…where did summer go??? My kids are all geared up and registered for school that starts next week…on the 1st! I wish the break was a lot longer…seems we just got out! We have been on the go a lot this summer…lots to do and things to finish up…but we did make some time to have a little outing…or two.

This week, I had the chance to take a walk around the river that runs through our city. It is such a peaceful place to visit…and I thought I would share some of the scenery. I get a lot of people emailing me and asking me to share what it is like around Alberta…so I thought I would flaunt my walk this week. I took over 100 photos…but will only share a few with you today.

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Welcome to Alberta Canada…where we love to play outside!

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It is such a pretty scene…every single view is just breathtaking.

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I wish I could have better photos…these just do NOT capture the beauty!

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We chose to take the path less traveled this time…we hiked through the woods!

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I was just in awe at how pretty every little thing is in here.

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Even the evidence of beaver destruction was enchanting on this walk.

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The dappled sunlight…and the smells of the forest…

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I wasn’t so happy about some of the steep hills I had to do…lol I am a bit out of shape!

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We could hear the hum…and I found the nest. It is still being used by the wasps. This one is quite big…must have blown out of the trees during a storm. We needed to be careful not to tick off the wasps…that would be all bad for us!

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We hiked about an hour into the woods…found a clearing that someone had set up a camp in …very nice place for a little rest. My friend Michelle likes to bring her dogs to run in the water and trees often.

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Oh look…wonder where this trail goes?

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Timmy and Cody are interested in that trail too!

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So…we walk…and walk…along the riverbank…

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…down another steep hill…

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…Past some of the most beautiful scenes!…

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…through a small stretch of dead trees…it is amazing how even death can be so pretty in nature…

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I found some lichen…

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It is gorgeous!

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…and we walk…yes…another steep hill..

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….to get to this spot.

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There is a little beach type spot we found…we sat here for a bit and let the dogs and kids play.

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When we decided it was time to carry on..we arrived at this spot…doesn’t that moss look super cushy???

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We went another 1/2 hour or so into the forest and at one point we could hear something…can you see what we heard?

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Yep! You guessed it! We found a natural spring. It was gorgeous here…

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…We were all so loving this little area…

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The sounds of the waterfall and the running water over the rocks was so calming and relaxing…I wish I could have gotten some better photos…it was a bit of a tight area and we didn’t want to disturb things so you will have to trust me! lol

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Just so pretty here.

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We carried on a bit further, but the trail was on the edge of a very steep drop and I didn’t want to risk one of the kids falling…or having one of the dogs knock them off…

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so we turned around…and got to see it all again on the way back!

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I was in awe of all the beauty tucked so deep into the trees. I have seen it before…but just knew you guys would like some of it too!

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…and that was the walk in the woods along the Red Deer River in Red Deer Alberta Canada. I can’t wait to have time to go again!

so? what are you waiting for…lets get flaunting!

Wishing you hugs, smiles and a safe

and happy weekend…thanks to all who have taken the time to visit, comment and flaunt with me!

Until Next time…Happy Gardening!

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