Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pennistetum glaucum

Pearl Millet," Purple Majesty"
grown in my flower pots
as a height interest
an ornamental grass that produces
large blooms and seed that feed many birds in my yard 
late in summer and into fall
These are the blooms before the seed is produced.
In a macro view.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The River and Sky

Slow current 
ripples with reflections
softly flowing south
brings to mind a quiet dream
a dream so soft and slow
laying on your back underneath the trees
with your ears beneath the water
quiet and serene 
only the feeling of a current
to keep an anchor on reality.

~JE Ted Gardner

Monday, July 28, 2014

6 Feet on Lace

The wide open space
with all six feet on the white
such a delicate lace
with green open depths
one must accept 
this vast land of intricate
time and space
a microcosm

 ~JE Ted Gardner

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014


A member of the Iris family
a native of the grasslands of
the Cape Floristic region, South Africa.
and in full bloom here in Canada!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace

Daucus carota
edited with a 
"Black with a Smack" treatment

(see the label "Black with a Smack" for more)


Sunday, July 20, 2014


Like clouds in the sky
they slowly float by
movement in water brings them to life
on down stream 
in their short life
some fleeting interest
captured so nice.

~JE Ted Gardner

Friday, July 11, 2014

Song Sparrow

Melospiza melodia
1st shots from my Mum's new property
This fellow sings!..all the time.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

First Morning Bright

The early AM the sun is so bright,
it blinds the eye and distorts my view.
My lens works hard to find its focus, 
A flash and flare,
like under some glass
bring in all the intense bright,
with all the summer light.

~JE Ted Gardner

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