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VWs and Daisies

Don’t you just love the  sound of an older model VW van or bug makes? Anytime I see one I smile.

Orange Poptop

Happy Groom

I didn’t see the bride but I imagined  she carried a bouquet of daisies. To me, VWs and Daisies go together.

Field of Daisies

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Dirt Therapy

One of my favourite outdoor activities is gardening. I can spend hours puttering in the dirt… pulling weeds, moving plants, getting the ground ready for new plants. 

This weekend I planted my patio pots with marigolds, snapdragons and geraniums. 

snap dragons

  patio pots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the flower bed I planted my two favourite annuals, Cosmos and rocket snapdragons… you will have to stay tuned to see them as they are only 6 to 8 inches tall. Both plants will grow over 3 feet tall and make an impressive display!


Okay, seriously, Spring must be here!

Skunk Cabbage

Not everyone likes skunk cabbage, but you have to admit they do brighten up an otherwise drab swamp in the spring.  Look at those bright yellow flowers and the huge leaves. I’d even go as far as to say they’re exotic!


Photo Phog

Pink ExplosionIf writer’s suffer from Writer’s Block , what is it called if a photographer suffers from something similar… Photo Phog?

Whatever it’s called, I found myself having difficulty finding inspiration, until last Sunday. 

I bought a beautiful bouquet of tulips… my favourite spring flower.  They were the colour of bubble gum, bright pink!

With my camera on a tripod and using a long exposure, I carefully manipulated the zoom lens in and out while the shutter was open creating a Pink Explosion and the end of my Photo Phog!


Waterlily

The late afternoon light was reflecting off the house creating a soft  halo of light on the lily.


Frosted Fire

Frosted FireI love clear cold winter days!

The morning sun back lighting the fern fronds made them look like flames jumping out of the “blue”