My Cabot roses are fading early this year, or so it seems to me. They only seem to last a day before wilting, but I may be imaging things due to my busy work schedule. I'm only really looking at them every few days. Regardless, I am endeavouring to capture the vibrant pink every chance … Continue reading A Procession of Pink
These small flowers are deceptively fragrant. The jasmine perfume permeates the whole house during the winter months and the backyard during the summer. They always start off white and just before desiccating and falling turn a lovely wine read. Seldom much more than an inch in diameter, they always attract everyone's attention. I can only … Continue reading Jasmine Dreams
I admittedly played with the colours on this one. The vibrancy made me think of dragons, thus the title. I am fascinated ny there stamen and pistils. They jumped out of the photo and demand attention. Regardless, this amazing orange shines through the whole composition. I have several different species of lilies and I'm assuming … Continue reading Dragon Orange
Butterfly Garden - Adapting as we go. The seeds were planted a couple of weeks ago and a little growth has sprouted. Granted I'm impatient, but I think some stuff just won't grow, so I'm adapting as I go. Little flowers have been sprouting up all over my property, so I'm transplanting them as gently … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Adapting as we go
I had just inherited my grade one class from their much loved teacher who was retiring a mere few days before Mother's Day. She was winding things down and didn't plan anything for Mother's Day. No problem, I'm an art teacher after all! I had already given the idea of doing Matisse style cut-out still … Continue reading Abstract Flower Bouquet – a spontaneous Mother’s Day Gift for Grade One students
In November 2020, I had to make an emergency call to the plumbers to solve a drain back-up issue in my basement. They used their camera and discovered that the old cedar hedge on the side of my house had finally grown roots deep and strong. They broke the sewer pipe taking our waste water … Continue reading Butterfly Garden – Transforming damage done by plumbers into something beautiful
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/flowers-can-hear-bees-and-it-makes-their-nectar-sweeter/ Fascinating! Might this explain how flowers change the intensity of their scent from time to time?
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/leave-dandelions-alone-to-help-bees-this-spring/ Now be honest; dandelion flowers really are a beautiful and cheerful yellow, right??? Yes, they do mar that dream of a perfect green lawn, but is that perfect green so perfect after all? Lawn grass is the least environmentally sustainable thing you can plant and maintain!!! Replace it with clover if you must have … Continue reading A little good news (for bees) — perception is everything!
Dandelions and other similar flowers in their family have a special magic to them, at least for me. On the same plant, we can witness the entire life cycle at the same time. From the burgeoning nib on the stalks to the flower bud, onto the blossom and past to the seeding and decay of … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Life Cycles
Hydrangeas are another flower that kickstarts my imagination. It always amazes me how they shift through so many colours in a single season and then, as they are dying in the Fall, develop impossible amounts of character on their papery petals. When the blue has gone, we start to see faded lavenders, pinks, and greens … Continue reading Revisiting Some Unpublished Photos of 2020 – Just Before I Go…