Wednesday, August 31, 2011

City Traffic

Just returned from a quick trip to Toronto,
These images are from the hotel room in late afternoon
the traffic was almost black and white...
Inspired by my friend Maja.




Friday, August 26, 2011

Late Blooms


Three late summer blooms 
from flowers that have bloomed all summer.
Their last gasp....



                             "Tis the last rose of summer,
                               left blooming alone;
                              All her lovely companions are faded and gone.
                                          ~ Thomas Moore 1830

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Fog and Architecture

These images are a reason you always need a camera
I carry a point in shoot on my belt at all times, because
you never know when that image will appear!
On my way to work this morning
I found this Salt box house shrouded in fog.
I had to have it!!
You may have seen this house before (Faux Vintage)
that was my trusty point and shoot!
"Early morning in the field" under the photoshopped label
the same!
You don't need fancy camera's to take interesting images
you just need a camera and the ability to see the image before you shoot!
because you never know....


as usual click on the image for a proper view



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Gladiolus Rain


"I will be the the "Glad"dest thing under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one"

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay






Friday, August 19, 2011

Black with a Smack...is back!

Its been a while since I've produced such images.
So after searching my archives for some likely suspects
I spent a quiet hour with a paint bucket and brush
Here you see my results. 



                                                     
                               "anyone who says sunshine brings happiness
                                            has never danced in the rain"
                                              ~ author Unknown

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Dancing Crow


I think this would be best set to The Charlie Daniels Band
"The Devil went down to Georgia"

"A one and a two and a one, two, three!"







"Yeah Baby!"
                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNSljt0i3TI&feature=related

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Red Sky in the Morning

This is the sky that greeted me at work at 6am this morning
 "Red sky at night, sailors delight.
red sky in the morning, sailors warning
                                     
                      This old adage is backed up by some heavyweights

                          Shakespeare in his play Venus and Adonis

                  "like the red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck
                   to the seamen, tempest to the field, sorrow to the shepherds,
                   woe unto the birds, gusts and fowl flaws to herdmen  and to herds"

                         The Bible ( Matthew XVI: 2-3)

                  "When in the evening, ye say, it will be fair weather; For the sky is red
                   and in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and
                                                           lowering."
                     Science says that there is some truth to this as well, however it                                                                                            
                                                makes for a boring read

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Easter Wetland

Another image of the wetland at my folks taken Easter weekend


Easter's Birds

I revisited some images I shot on Easter weekend  just past.
most of what I posted from these few days have been of
the morning mist on the wetland.
These are a few of my favorite avian shots.
These were all shot at my folks place in Hurdville, Hackmatack
A veritable photographers Mecca 

as usual click on the image for a proper view


Black  Capped Chickadee
Sandhill Crane

Tree Sparrow

And two of a Tree Swallow


Friday, August 5, 2011

Beautiful and Deadly


Datura belongs to the classic "witches' weeds" along with deadly Nightshade,
Henbane, and Mandrake. Most parts of the plant contain toxic hallucinogens,
and Datura has a long history of use for causing delirious states and death.
It is well known as an essential ingredient  of love potions and witches' brews

Muskoka Summer Blues

please click on image for a proper view


Nobody in the boat
Nobody on the beach
I feel it in the air

The summers out of reach
Empty lake, empty beach
The sun goes down alone!

~ with thanks to 
Don Henley

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Forecast Calls for Rain!




Coffee for my breakfast
Shot of whiskey on the side
It's a dark a dreary morning
With the clouds covering up the sky
The forecast calls for rain!

~Robert Cray
The forecast called for pain!

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