An Ode to Beer

This is my entry for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter E – Needs to have two E’s in the topic word.

BEER:

Steam Whistle is a Canadian beer and sells some pretty cool products to go along with it:

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There are many Craft Breweries popping up all over. Beer is popular in Canada. Remember Bob and Doug McKenzie? I loved those guys. These are some of the ones Rebel Guy enjoys:

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After a few of them, this is where you will probably find him.  🙂

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Did I mention he also believes:

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Stones

My entry in response to Week 75 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge:

These stones are being laid for a wall. They were eventually filled with small trees and flowers. Did I forget to mention a stone fireplace, pit, and all around a salt water pool? Lucky people!

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Stone statues:

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A fake garden stone:

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Various books and gem stones:

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K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Fungi.

My entry for K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge – Fungi.

A few months ago Rebel Mom said something stunk on the one side of our house. We thought maybe something must have died, something did, only it was a tree stump.

Right beside it was what looked like animal legs with hooves coming out of the ground and these egg like blobs. The smell coming off it was bad…like rotted animal. The flies loved it, as you can see:

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After doing a quick search I found out what it was. A Stinkhorn, which is in the the same family  as puffballs and earthstars. They start out as the white egg shapes that you see in the pictures, usually around damp or rotting materials, which would be the old tree stump. The majority of this fungi will still be under the ground. I wasn’t about to start digging! If there is water around, the egg will turn into the stinkhorn mushroom.

What Is This?

I found this bug on the Evening Primrose, next to the Crab Spider, and the caterpillar from yesterday. It reminds me of a 1938 Buick 8 front end. Or one of those classic ribbon mics from the 40’s. Update. ( I think The Flying Squirrel solved this. ) ” At that size, I have to change my answer. It’s a leafhopper. Same family as cicadas, but smaller, and still have the Buick front end. That would also explain the short wings. A true cicada would be the size of your thumb”

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