May 26, 2015

Strawberries & Roses


It was cloudy today but I'm happy with how these turned out in spite of the weather.
A little bit of sun peeked through on this one. 
I love the roses, they're so pretty.

May 19, 2015

Columbine

I'm back to work full time which means I haven't had a lot of time for picture taking. I'm also back to using my old camera. Boy, I can sure see the difference. And not in a good way. 
These are Columbines from my garden. 
 

May 5, 2015

Potting Bench


This week's prompt for Kim Klassen's course is a, Potting Bench. 
I didn't have one so I absconded with my husband's beautiful old scaffolding plank and placed it over two black iron flower urns to use for my setup. 
 I think it worked out pretty good. 
I had way too many photos to choose from and I'm still not sure if I picked the right ones to edit and upload here.
 I'm sure if I go back and look I'll find a whole swack of different ones I should have edited.   
 I'll probably edit a few more in the next couple of days and post them as well. 


May 3, 2015

Toast and Sunshine


It's been really nice having such lovely sunny days to shoot outside.  
But I think I may have started too late in the day. 
Don't know if I got what I was looking for. 
Oh well, it's all practise. And I enjoyed myself, so I guess that's what counts. 



May 1, 2015

Lily of the Valley


Oh boy! The Lily of the valley are up!
I absolutely adore these flowers. They smell so gorgeous! 
Took them out to the garden along with my darling sugar pot today. These two are sitting on an old moss covered stump with a tree growing on the top that years ago just seeded itself there. It's not part of the stump it's a different tree altogether and has lovely roots that cling down the sides of the stump to hold on. Don't know how it's getting any nutrients but I guess the stump must be giving it something. I should have pulled it out when it started. First it was so tiny and harmless and cute, then suddenly 25 years has passed and that cute little sprig is huge. 
These pretty guys are another favourite of mine, Spiraea. I think the spot is too shady or I haven't trimmed it enough because it doesn't have a lot of flowers. It's kind of spindly but I love the way it adds to the beauty of the stump, all loose and gangly. 
Just a little experiment in Black and White.