Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Vacation time!

I will be absent for a week or more.
We are Florida bound for a much needed vacation
Hopefully it will supply numerous images as well!
see you soon.....and stayed tuned!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A friend...never forgotten

Angus..we lost him a  six months back
This image is hanging on our wall and the sun
caught it one day. and it felt like he was smiling
upon us!
The original image was "Angus screened"

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Trillium in Three

The Trillium Ontario's Provincial flower since 1937
At this time of year they are just set to bloom
a native flower that blooms in woodland areas.
Called Trillium because of their 3 petals and 3 leaves
for this I give you 3 edited versions..and a poem 

Where The Trillium Grows

I love the spot where the Trillium peeks,
Deep in the wood along side the creek,
My favorite place in early spring,
Where the Trillium grows, inspiring

Where the Trillium grows, my soul refreshes,
Reminiscent of simple pleasures,
uncomplicated, yet so exquisite,
She speaks to me on every visit.

Demure and delicate, unassuming grow,
A humble persistence, and hardiness though,
Well mannered and sweet, is the Trillium flower,
Modestly pretty, hour to hour.

An honor to walk where the Trillium grows,
Three white flowers right after snow,
How she survives crashing trees and wind,
I never tire of the Trillium trend.

My Trillium friend, not to deceive,
Returns each spring by the creek in the trees,
There'll come a day, when I won't be there,
Will she know I'm gone as she lingers fair?

~ anonymous

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Call of The Loon

I saw my 1st Loon of spring today!
He was driving a Mercedes ...just kidding!
It was  North American Common Loon.
And is probably one of the most iconic symbols of  Canada
If you never been on a lake at night and heard his call,
you are missing something in your life!
These images are a few years old of a mother and youngster.
If you wish I'm posting a link so you can hear what I mean.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Sky

"The sun was warm but the wind
was chill.
You know how it is with an April 
When the sun is out and the wind
is still,
You're one month on in the
middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to
a cloud come over the sunlit
And wind comes off a frozen
And you're two months back in
the middle of March."

~ Robert Frost


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ancient Ruins of Dodge

In a search for "Ruins" for the photo group
Photographic Platforms weekly theme.
I came across this old Dodge truck long since abandoned
in the back of a old farm field surrounded by raspberry canes.
The license plate was 1977 and the truck is easily 10 years older.
If your interested, here is a link to that group.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Chrysremys picta

You know its an early spring when you see Painted Turtles in early April.
North Americas most wide spread native Turtle
Fossils show the Painted Turtle existed 15 million years ago.

The Return of Spring and...

As every year spring returns
so does "Black with a Smack"

some spring blooms Smacked!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Jack's Beans

Planting seeds today indoors
I like to start a lot of my annuals and a few perennials
from seed each each year. It makes my gardening season longer.
These are Red Carmencita Castor bean seed I saved from last years plants.
They are the size of your pinky finger nail and have such 
an interesting outside coat, and are now in soil on heating mats 
and underneath 16 hrs a day of growing light.
Shots taken in 3 very different lighting.

These may peak your interest