It is Monday today - though it seems like an extra Sunday. Here in the U.S. it is Labor Day - the last hurrah of summer - the weekend before most schools start up again - a day for honoring labor and trade organizations, begun in the 1880s. Today it is a time for picnics, family gatherings and fun! It officially marks the end of summer for many, though there are still many summer days left - the tempo changes, we shift into thinking about the coming holidays, school and end of the year projects.
It is always a 3 day holiday - since Labor Day falls on the first Monday in September. Don and I have spent the first two days of our holiday doing some house chores (kitchen cabinet doors are put up in the kitchen), having Ben and his dog Daisy over for a few hours, doing some light grocery shopping and taking a picnic to a local beach where I found a heron posing for me. Today we have a few things to finish up around the house - then perhaps another picnic and a ride down south to Skagit (sounds like gadget) county in case there are any hawks, eagles or herons that need photographing.
I thought I would share some of this summer's herons with you today.
And a Kingfisher and some Killdeer from Birch Bay
I have a new place for making collages - ipiccy.com - wowee is it fun.
Linda - at craftygardener.ca recommended it - and it is just the thing I've been looking for. I've used picasa.com for collages for a long time - but there are limitations. ipiccy has so many more options - like rounded corners and transparent backgrounds - and a lot more that I've not even had time to explore. Thank you so much Linda - be sure and visit her blog - it is full of so many great and wonderful things.