May Flowers

And we’re in the month of May …

We’re so looking forward to the spring weather, but it only shows up every once in a while.  A day of sunshine and warmth, and then a 20-30 degree drop in temperature overnight and into the next day or two or three …

I was looking forward to the flowering of the dogwood tree in the garden.  And yes, the flowers are the same, and look the same year after year, but I think that maybe there may be a bunch that’s different from the last year that I can take photos of …

And I thought that I would have a couple of hours in the afternoon during the weekend to spend some time with it, but an overnight frost blew in during the week, and now they’re starting to wilt …

They haven’t even had the chance to fully bloom and change to a deeper pink hue 😦

*sigh* What to do?

I took pictures, of course!

How’s your spring coming along?

 

 

Reds, Yellows and Oranges

That time of year again … raking leaves!  lol

If it was up to me, I’d leave it there to enjoy looking at every time I walk by …

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Al those reds, yellows and oranges …

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How bright and fresh they look!

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Wish they would last all year.

 

 

 

It’s November Already …

November is here … the year is almost done.  Can you believe that?  I can’t.

Maybe it’s because the weather keeps changing from fall to spring to summer to fall every now and then.  Not complaining – love this mild fall.  Hopefully it’s also a mild winter.

I’m finally catching up with my favorite colorful season …

Love this color combination … and it’s showing up more in my knit projects as well …

I finally have new screensaver photos … do you still do that?

And new photos to make a calendar for next year .. do you do that too?

And I still have that canvas prints project on the to-do list …

What do you do with your favorite photos?

 

 

Purple Veins

This caught my eye immediately when I saw it.

It was such a bright splash of colour on an overcast day.  I couldn’t remember if I’d seen this before, but it didn’t matter.

Not quite the macro shots that I wanted, but these didn’t turn out so bad.

 

Have a good weekend, all.

 

Daily Prompt: Tree

via Daily Prompt: Tree

Tree …

One of my regular models as I practise photography, in all seasons …

 

A regular subject for practising drawing or just plain doodles … I’m always trying to recreate the patterns of the limbs and branches, or trying to find the best angle to photograph to show off that part of twists and turns that caught my eye …

 

Tree.

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Drawing by Hugh Sullivan 

 

It’s an Orange Day 

You know how sometimes everything just lines up, but it’s not really coincidence?

Well, today is one of those days.  Appropriate too, I suppose, since we’re in the middle of summer now, and it’s nice, glorious sunshine outside !

What’s orange today?

I saw an orange flower …

I was wearing orange today …

A colleague is also wearing orange …

My wall calendar, composed of photos I took, shows a flaming orange sunflower …

I helped catch an orange Pokemon for hubby … a Magmar, and it’s orange …

And I’m adding the red-orange skies too, just because 🙂

And how is your day?