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06/07/2015

Soft tones, sunrises and... baddies :)







Hello, dear all! ♥

I want to thank you again for your kind comments on my posts. They have made me so happy. I hope that by now I have visited all of you. Recently I have had very busy times and it has been difficult to find the time to be online. I have participated only in few link parties to be able to greet everyone who visits my blog.







Participating in Mosaic Monday is a must.

Thank you, Judith, for hosting!






























The last photos have been taken early this morning. After a cold night, there was mist over the lake. I got up and, as usual, went to collect the newspapers from the letterbox... with the camera and a zoom lens.












The sun was still low but climbing higher and higher.








Have a beautiful day!








PS

Please, do not take the following too seriously! After the rabbits were mentioned in the first comment, I wanted to add the fact that we have problems with hares. They enjoy "tasting" not only lupins, but for example bellflowers and cranesbills. With all the greenery there is, why do they have to eat the most rare and interesting plants?! However, they are not the only baddies around here. Some birds and insects make much damage too.

The hares manage to look even rather cute and I enjoy trying to take photos of them. One day I therapized myself with creating these images. Seriously, of course I would never hurt an animal intentionally.







23 comments:

  1. These lupin photos are gorgeous Sara, you have so many of them. Such a shame rabbits are fond of them here.

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  2. Upeat kuvat! Meillä on myös ollut pupu pihassa. Iltaisin se aina makailee pensaiden alla. Oikein ihanaa viikkoa sinulle!

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  3. oh lupines and wild roses...so beautiful. I think your rabbit pictures are funny. It is frustrating to have them eat the pretty flowers that only bloom for such a short time. I would never want to hurt them because I do love to watch them in the wild...but I wish they would stick to eating the weeds.

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  4. The white rose is just exquisite!!! Very nicely done! Have a grand day!!!

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  5. Gorgeous lupines and the wild roses. Love the misty image. Happy Monday!

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  6. Beautiful pictures! Especially lupines. And the misty landscape. And I love your way of going out to pick-up papers (with camera and zoom lens) :)

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  7. Once again you have shared incredibly beautiful photos with us :) And your rabbit pictures made me smile. I have a sweet little rabbit in my yard that comes out every morning and sits near the back porch.

    Have a lovely week! Hugs!

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  8. Summer is supposed to be busy! Your lupines are simply stunning. I envy them. And this morning by the lake was beautiful as well. A lot of gardeners have issues with the critters. The deer have been my nemesis and they have mostly stayed away though. But one doe made her way up to the rose garden a few times to sample a few of my roses. I thought I'd be really upset but it didn't bother me.... probably a different story though had she clear cut all of my roses. Great photos here.

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  9. Niin kauniita aamukuvia <3 Ja voi puput, kun tietäis, mitä niiden pään menoksi haudotaan! :D

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  10. Thank you for giving such inspiration Sara ♥ Soft colours, misty woods, gorgeous flowers - all together are the good reasons for having a fresh starts for a new week! No blue Mondays anymore ♥

    Hugs

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  11. Your photos are very stunning. Animals can cause a lot of trouble with vegetable and flower gardens. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  12. Your photos always bring me much pleasure Sara, but you know that. :-) The colour of these lupins is awesome and I always like backlit leaves, the last photo is my favourite.
    We share the same grievance about the hares (and squirrels for me too) because they always choose your most prized plants to chomp on. This morning I saw 4 little babies on my walk and although cute, I hope they stay on the next street where they were eating the grass.
    You know, 100, maybe 200 years ago we would have been trapping the hares and making rabbit stew. LOL
    Thank you, I'm glad you found some time to link to Mosaic Monday.

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  13. Your photos are always beautiful, Sara. I love the one of the mist on the lake and the following ones as the mist burns off. It's a time of day that's full of promise and mystery. Your lupin photos glow with light. Just lovely. Have a wonderful day and I hope that your busy time will soon ease.

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  14. Sara, such soft, lovely photos of the blooms and the sunrise. I'm happy to say that both my wild and hybrid lupines are now blooming - and I did get some pink. Our wild roses are blooming, too. The deer and the moose would be on my wanted pister!

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  15. Years ago we grew a vegetable garden .. One year rabbits destroyed the entire crop . I was very upset and I know just how you feel! Your flowers are so soft and lovely and I'm very glad you took your camera on your Misty morning trip to the post box! Such pretty photos!

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  16. Beautiful! We also have the same issues with bunnies here (in Canada) who enjoy snacking on our pretty flowers!

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  17. Kylläpä sinulla on ihanat kuvat Sara! Olet poikennut parvekeblogissani ja olen vastavierailulla ensimmäistä, mutta en varmasti viimeistä kertaa. Viidenteen kerrokseen eivät jänikset pääse loikkaamaan, mutta pahikset mellastavat sielläkin: kirvat, nuo vihreät pikku ahmatit. Tuttuja varmasti kaikille kukkien ystäville.

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  18. Lovely morning light on your pretty lupines. The lake looks so peaceful in the mist. Such cute little garden robbers - getting fat on your lovely flowers. I can only grow bitter tasting flowers here - too many uninvited guests! xo Karen

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  19. Lovely lupines Sara! I thought some years ago that they grow as weeds and dug them out and it'd sad that now I have only two of them. Yours are such sweet.

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  20. Oh Sara you take the most gorgeous pictures and those lupins are the most beautiful colors....and those rascal hares are a love hate for me too sometimes...

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  21. Kylläpä lupiinit osavatkin olla kauniita! Ihanat pastellisävyt. Hyviä hermoja jänisten kanssa. Minä koitan pysyä tyynenä lehtokotiloinvaasion suhteen.

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  22. Beautiful flowers! And such lovely photos. I love your header photo as well. Beautiful garden!!! And the hare Wanted Poster was cute.:-)

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