Swirly Tree

Taken from the car window, as we drove by …



Turned out pretty good for a drive-by shooting … hmm, maybe I should change that phrase … Ok, a drive-by photo shooting.  There.  Sounds better, right ?

I haven’t been keeping track of the number of tree posts I’ve made.  A long time ago, when the post ‘365-‘ themes were everywhere – and I’m sure they’re still around – I decided that I would post about trees.  I find them interesting, and always taking pics of them anyway, and figured I would finally complete a ‘365-‘ project.  *sigh*  So now I will review the previous posts and see how many tree posts I actually have.  Shouldn’t take long, right?





Daily Prompt: Leaf

via Daily Prompt: Leaf

Yes … one of my favourite models at this time of the year.  Although it would seem that all photos of the changing colours of fall will look the same every year, there’s going to be that one leaf that will be different …. like this.


This plant has been in the backyard forever, so I don’t know why I never noticed the not-so-traditional fall colours before.  Maybe there was something different in the air last year, and these colours came out instead of the oranges and yellows.


I’m going to keep a lookout for them this year … maybe they’ll turn these colours again 🙂


‪World Environment Week … Art to Save the Seas ‬

It’s ‪World Environment Week , with a Save Our Oceans theme.

There are several exhibitions going on, but I haven’t seen all of them.  Here’s just a few that I saw, on my hurried way to work.  And what a way to get our attention!

Here’s Nora the Salmon 🙂

I was drawn to her, out of the three sculptures.  Something about her rising above the pollution … or maybe all those shiny parts on her body.



I liked Stella the Seahorse as well.  Didn’t find her as dramatic as Nora the Salmon, though.



And Grace the Humpback Whale … well, I guess the tail is really the most recognizable part, isn’t it?


If our children, and children’s children, and their children are to enjoy Mother Nature’s gifts to us, we really do need to start cleaning up now.

We don’t think much of it, but those plastic bags and lines, garbage and trash, other objects foreign to the seas are destroying the planet.

I can’t think of a time where our children or grandchildren will not be able to enjoy running on a sandy beach in the warm sunshine.

Can you?




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 …


Al those reds, yellows and oranges …


How bright and fresh they look!


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?