May 16 FOTD Violets!

The violets are blooming. They may be tiny but I think their color and beauty make up for the fact that their size makes it difficult to pick them. Here are a few that I brought in from our garden. I also submit these photos to Cee’s Flower of the Day photo challenge.

I’m a Fan of Star Magnolia!

Outside our kitchen eating area there is a star Magnolia. Just a week ago it looked like this. Then we had some sunshine and warmer temperatures. And now… The whole tree is covered in beautiful starry blooms. Here is closer look. This is why I am a fan of Star Magnolia. This is my selection…

That Rule of Thirds!

This week Tina has given us the Lens Artists Challenge of showing our photos that illustrate the Rule of Thirds. As you can guess this is where the main subject of the photo takes up one third of the photo on right or left , top or bottom. Well…. I looked through my archives and…

Spring is Emerging!

Terri has given the Sunday Stills challenge of “Emerging” this week Here is my response. Look who’s here with his breeding plumage emerging from the winter subtle colors. And in a few days he has emerged in his full yellow glory . The American Goldfinch has got a seed to eat from the feeder. Below…

Some Humor LAPC #196

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.A sense of humor is just common sense dancing. Clive James John,of John’s Space, has asked us for some humor in our photos for this weeks Lens Artists Challenge #196. I start with a photo of my Grandson at the zoo,…

Stills and video on a Spring Sunday!

Terri has given us the suggestion of Fabulous Seasonal Flowers for Sunday Stills. Here in Ontario we have only small hints of spring. The weather has been cold and last week we had a blizzard! Snow everywhere! But all the flowers I am going to show you survived! That survival, in itself, is fabulous! And…

Spring 2022!

On Easter Sunday morning I woke up to this. But by 1pm it looked like this I snatched up my camera and went out to take a few photos of the brave spring flowers. Just when I thought it was safe to assume that spring was almost here this happened. April 18 in the afternoon….

Lens artists challenge :Bokeh

This week the LAPC is Bokeh. What is that ? Well basically it is a photo with the background blurred . Why would you want that? Well this week several bloggers have responded with fabulous photos and the subject of the photos are clear and sharp with no distractions from the background. Sophia has given…