500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #321 – Spring Glimmer & Glimpse

Spring Glimmer & Glimpse Imaginings from what is perceived: Sometimes it’s fun to play with the images I capture. In this one, I dragged out the primary colors and emphasized the highlights. For me, it's a glimpse of what glimmers when one blinks from a flash of bright sunlight on an unexpected shiny object. Here … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #321 – Spring Glimmer & Glimpse

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #320 – Out of the Shadows

Out of the Shadows Imaginings from what is perceived: This part of my garden is usually hidden in shadows, but the sun briefly swings over it once a day and these beauties pop out and open. They seem to reach and stretch for sunlight! Like the previous shot, these robust little beauties grow in spite … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #320 – Out of the Shadows

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #319 – After The Snow Has Gone

After The Snow Has Gone Imaginings from what is perceived: These amazing flowers spring up at the base of trees and shrubs around my property and last for at least a month. As soon as the snow melts and the sun hit the ground, there they are. They change in shape, size, and hue, as … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #319 – After The Snow Has Gone

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #318 – Buds

Buds Imaginings from what is perceived: Life chooses a majestic expression and bursts forth every Spring! More life from my Japanese Maple. This time standing proudly in front of the more robust shrubs behind it, shouting proudly that she too can survive the Montreal Winters! In going through my pictures of an old trip to … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #318 – Buds

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #317 – First Bud

First Bud Imaginings from what is perceived: The first signs of Spring are always so exciting. We wait for the snow to go and the sun to come back, then we watch closely as the trees bud in their individual fashion. Each bud a celebration of life and hope! This little bud belongs to my … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #317 – First Bud

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #316 – Ice 2

Ice 2 Imaginings from what is perceived: With time and patience we can take hundreds of pictures of what, to others may seem like the same object, but we find in reviewing the many pictures afterward, that time does have an impact on the results... This shot was taken only minutes before the ice collapsed … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #316 – Ice 2

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #315 – Vignettes – Snow Thistles

Vignettes - Snow Thistle Imaginings from what is perceived:Another odd plant growing in the snow. Not quite brown, but not green either. I doubt this odd plant is a thistle, nor its even more spindly and creamy cousin the milkweed. I may be the ubiquitous long-stemmed, white flowers that pop up through the field mid-summer … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #315 – Vignettes – Snow Thistles

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #314 – Vignettes – Apples or grapes

Vignettes - Apples or grapes Imaginings from what is perceived: Please indulge my odd obsession with crabapples. I just had to take a macro on these to see what, if anything, was living on their skins. At minus 20 degrees Celsius, I can tell you there was nothing the naked eye could see. However, under … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #314 – Vignettes – Apples or grapes

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #313 – Vignettes – Apple Cider

Vignettes - Apple Cider Imaginings from what is perceived: Taken on the same day as Vignettes - Snow Fruit, but on a different tree. These fruits were still plump and looked like the juices inside were ready to burst the skin. These would be good for jellies and ciders. There were frozen solid, so I … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #313 – Vignettes – Apple Cider

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #312 – Vignettes – Snow Fruit

Vignettes - Snow Fruit Imaginings from what is perceived: From the road these glowed like ripe cherries; up close these wild apples are vibrant with color. Ever wonder how Ice Cider is made? Just not with these. These wild crabapples are usually bitter-tart and leave your tongue feeling dry. I didn’t taste them on the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #312 – Vignettes – Snow Fruit