Week 26 of TAST was the Palestrina Stitch. Another new stitch for me and another stitch that I thoroughly enjoyed doing. Really like the texture that it gives a piece.
The last 3 stitches on my band sampler.
Yesterday was Canada Day and Canada's 145th birthday. In the morning we went for a photo jaunt to the far end of Buffalo Pound Lake along some dirt roads. I snapped this picture through the truck window before driving through this small tunnel of trees.
I was thrilled to spot this wild native prairie flower called Scarlet Mallow! It had been a few years since I'd seen one.
We took a number of pictures of this beautiful American Avocet as it walked along looking for bugs. It is such a distinctive and graceful looking bird. I love the soft colours of it's feathers and its slightly upturned beak.