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Monday, May 26, 2014

A Nice Weekend


   Warm sun shining temps were summer like and puttering in the yard and gardens .  Friday night we were out watching the meteor shower all though not much was happening but Papa took some nice photos !

Camelopardalids meteor shower (1)

                              The line you see in the photo is a meteor traveling through the night  sky .

Our House at Night (1)

                                                 These photos are of the star filled sky over our house !

Our House at Night (2)

Our House at Night (3)

                                    We often go out this time of year on a clear night and look up at the stars .

Saturday we went to town to get a few bits and pieces , we were in our Canadian Tire store and I spotted this little cutie .

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                    Citronella candle lantern ! First thing I said is how cute , then hey Papa can make these no prob . But for now I will take you home with me lol !


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                                                                         So it now sits on my patio table .

               Oh and I got some more wave Petunia's and planted them to help fill some gaps in my gardens !

   Saturday evening we sat out and had a nice roaring camp fire , the nights have been very damp and dewy !

Yesterday was Papa’s B-day so I did a post  wishing him a happy B-day  gave him a card I made we like making our own cards with our photos  , then we went to our horse club for a bit but didn’t take any photos this time well Papa didn’t I did a few but we didn't stay long just long enough for us to drop off some business cards for our horse photography and a photo album of horse and rider in action and for  Miggs to get a few horsey kisses in and cuddles from some kids  .

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                                 The club is held at the Aylmer fair grounds  in a  small farming town 20 min away !

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Then  we came home and  just puttered  , I cleaned out the fire pit , did some laundry and Papa built a new edging for his work shop garden .

                                                                     So all in all it was a nice weekend !

                            This morning is lovely and sunny  birds are singing and temps are already 15°C or 59°F

                                                                        and rising to  27  °C  or 81 °F

                                                                                            Perfect !!!

                                                                           Until next time my friends !

                                                                                Country Gal


Buttons said...

Happy belated Birthday Papa:)
Oh your night shots are incredible. These beautiful weekends are killing me so much work to do:) but I love them. Hug B

Jane and Chris said...

We missed the meteor shower as it was raining!
A gorgeous week in store for us all,I think (we flipping deserve it!).
Jane x

Gail said...

The night sky is beautiful.

I heard of the activity that was coming but forgot when and then fell asleep.

Pamela Gordon said...

Those are fantastic shots of the night sky and the meteor! May I ask what setting you use to get such beautiful shots of the stars? We don't have any street lights except a yard light around us so it's nice and dark here but I've never tried to shoot stars before. Enjoy the day.

Amy at love made my home said...

Glad that you had a nice weekend! Papa's pictures of the sky and the stars are amazing. He really takes amazing pictures!! xx

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend enjoyed by both of you. It is lovely today and I've enjoyed some stitching while sitting in the gazebo. Lots of plants popping through the dirt today. Looking forward to my first time of growing okra ... all the seeds are growing.

Ken Wood said...

Hi Pamela, My settings on those were approx 200 iso, shutter speed was a 3 min exposure, f4.6. This is done with a DSLR camera, usualy point and shoot cameras cant do long exposure Photography, They do have a night shot which I have seen to a 10 sec exposure but those usually arent enough for meteors . Also I used a timer to take 100 photos in hopes of getting 1 that had a meteor.. in all 100 photos and 3 had meteors in them.. Best of luck with your night shots..


William Kendall said...

Spectacular night shots!

Crystal said...

Wow georgeous star shots! Wow. I never even went out that night it was so cloudy here :(
I love that lantern as well, cant wait to see the homemade ones

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Happy belated birthday to Papa. How wonderful to watch the night sky. Sounds like a wonderful weekend for you!

DeniseinVA said...

Wonderful photos, those night time ones are incredible!