Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wild Sunflowers

There are half a dozen types of wild sunflowers, and I do not have them figured out.
These are the ones that grow around here.
This year, I am fascinated with the buds...
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Blo Ma

Monday, August 25, 2014

Jewelweed

The more common name for jewelweed is spotted touch-me-not, but I like jewelweed better. 
This morning, the flowers were covered with dewdrops which caught the morning sun.
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Catch the Light.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hollyhock and Bumblebee

I was photographing some hollyhocks against the cloudless sky,
when a bumblebee appeared.
And of course, 
I had to wait for her to come out again...
I am linking this post with Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Gone to Market Part 2

Have you ever looked at lettuce?
Really looked at it?
And how is it different from kale?
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Abstract.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gone to Market, Part 1

I went to the Ottawa Farmers' Market on Sunday,
and it is so much larger than the markets around home!!
I started taking photos of the kale,
and the other produce.
Beans, and beets,
corn, and peppers,
two kinds of them, 
and cherry tomatoes!
And I barely touched the surface of all the produce!!!
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Blo-Ma,
and will continue the sensory exploration tomorrow...

Monday, August 11, 2014

Borage

The borage is growing around the front lawn this year, so I was crawling around, capturing the blossoms against the sky.
I love the way the light comes through the petals, and catches the tiny hairs...
I am linking this post with Nature Footstep Catch the Light.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Blue Vervain

While the blue vervain plants are a couple of feet tall, the flowers themselves are tiny, about an eighth of an inch across.
In past years, I have only found one or two plants,
but this year, there have to be about 50!
Most of them in a cow pasture, but the cows don't eat them...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Abstract

I captured this image in my Dad's garage, after he passed. I like the character of the metal.
I am linking this with Nature Footstep Abstracts.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Jake

Jake passed suddenly, and I am having a rough time of it. 
But now he can run, and his legs work properly, so it is best this way. Annie would try and keep up to him, but never managed it.
If a cat can sleep in a laundry basket, then so can a whippet. Clean laundry preferred...
I always laughed to see him shake. His front legs always left the ground.
And after a hard day's run, you always need to have a good nap...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Little Green Apples

The apple blossoms are fading memories,
but now the trees are covered with little green apples.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Orange Mullein

At the college gardens, I found a lovely plant called orange mullein.
The bees loved it.
It had so many more blossoms on each stalk than regular mullein.
I am linking this post with Today's Flowers.

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I'm a 50 something female set loose on the world with a camera.