Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Last Blooms of Summer

These Petunia Hybrids are last of my flower pots to go..
They were such soldiers, they marched on from June to almost
November, always in full hurt a little to put them to rest,
but I would like to think that they will last forever in my Images!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

October Mist

A scene from the Muskoka River
I happened upon on my way work this morning.
Another reason a camera is attached to my belt
at all times!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mothers Embrace

From the moment that the sunlight
Beams upon each newborn face
Our Lives are filled with delight
Of a mothers warm embrace
Her Heart is fond and tender
Her hands soft and kind
Her love is sweet surrender
In the true sense we'll find

~ Jill Eisnaugle

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Neapoliton Sunset

On my deck last night this scene appeared.
With a hand held camera I shot knowing that
in the low light I would get a less than sharp image.
Camera shake can be a good thing .
As my mother would say..."Artsie Fartsie"

The three layers reminded me of Neapoliton Ice Cream

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Andy Warhol would be proud ?

                           These two images are entries to a photo contest I help run.
The theme...Food.
My personal homage to Andy Warhol

This is for Photographic Platform
"A Universal Soup with a Universal Food"
Everybody eats chicken

This is for Photographic Platform Edited
With all software editing allowed
"The Musical Fruit"

Sunday, October 16, 2011

'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night

The night was dark and stormy
The bathroom light was dim
I heard a crash then a splash....
By gosh he's fallen in!

~ ?

Stars and Stripes on a Windy Night in Arizona

On a very windy night with gusts from 60 to 90km
I was outside watching my neighbors Canadian Flag
as it was whipped back and forth.
This brought back a memory of a windy night when my father and I
were visiting south east Arizona in March of 2009
That night after dinner I ventured out with my camera and tripod
and caught these images of the American flag as it whipped and danced in the wind

A wee piece of interest
"American Flag" is also a ghost town in Arizona!
Outside of Pinal County, 5 miles southeast of Oracle.
The town was established in 1870 as as a mining town
with a population of 40
By 1884 the population was only 15
so the post office closed and by 1890
the town was left by itself!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Random Images of Summer 2011

As I have hundreds of images taken over this last season
I shall share them under the lable "Random 2011"
stay tuned for more!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Sense of Urgency

A Sense Of Urgency

The days grow short and the nights cold
there is a sense brewing in this wasp family
build it now, all hands on deck
if we wait at all, It will be for not
for we have a job come this spring
to carry on with a sense of urgency

~ JE Ted Gardner

This is a Yellow Jacket nest being built on my house as we speak
I am fascinated by this process, these wasps are all out about survival
I get up on my ladder and within inches, they just keep working!
Many may say get rid of them? But its to damn interesting.
40 below temperatures and winter winds,
I look forward to their spring to come.
Survival of the fittest

Monday, October 10, 2011

Female Tree Swallow Indentified

Ive always had a difficult time determining which was a female Tree Swallow
and which was the male.
That is until I caught this image
I believe its very clear now!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Close, Closer, and Closest.

Northern Hardy Hibiscus
showing signs of late season stress
The stamen still hangs on
in search of any possible pollinator?
In nature every moment counts.

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