FOTD Crocus!

This morning I awoke to a skiffer of snow on the ground and the temperature was below freezing. I felt pretty low about that. But the sun came out and this afternoon look what I saw on the south side of our house. Crocus! What a difference it made to see these lovely little flowers….

2020 -This is the Year That Was.

This week Tina has given us the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #129 of Favorite images of 2020. So I shall go backwards through the year of 2020 starting with this winter season. After a relaxing of some Covid restrictions there was a horse show at Angelstone in September. The show organizer had taken a lot of…

FOTD The Painted Fern

I love my Japanese Painted Fern. It is always slow to get started in the spring so I mark the spot where it grows with a green stake which you can see in this photo.

F.O.T.D. White Clematis

You may remember, at the start of the summer, I posted a purple clematis for Cee’s FOTD challenge. I have another clematis that grows on the same wall and it is in bloom now! I have to admire how profuse the blossoms are and all summer long I have to keep trimming it or it…

FOTD Red Hibiscus

I previously posted the pink Hibiscus and now here is our red one. HUGE flowers on this plant six to eight inches in diameter! Yesterday when I was leaving home I looked over at the hibiscus and I had to stop and take a photo with my phone. What an amazing display! They get regular…

FOTD: Wild Ones

No fertilizer, no watering, no trimming. They must fend for themselves.

FOTD: Clematis

In response to Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge here is a wonderful clematis ,that is growing up the north facing wall, beside the door to our house. It is such a glorious color. I smile every time I see it. This clematis is intertwined with another that does not bloom until the fall. I…

FOTD Delphinium

I planted a new delphinium in the back garden this spring and it has started blooming. I think it is stunning! The photo below is inspired by Cee’s photo challenges. It is shot at f25. the one above is f5. and the top one f8. I wanted to get this ‘from above’ angle and still…

F.O.T.D. Spring Blossoms

Spring has sprung and the trees and flowers have come alive. Only a couple of weeks ago we still had cold miserable weather and the garden was hiding. Then the temperature went up and BOOM! Spring burst upon us. Our driveway is lined with ornamental pear trees and this year the blossoms have been spectacular….

FOTD: Star Magnolia

We have had a cold spring here in Ontario. But, at last, a week ago the Star Magnolia was able to open its blooms. Sadly last weekend the temperatures plunged to record lows and we had snow! This decimated the poor Star Magnolia blossoms and now they are brown and wilted. I did take a…

FOTD May 5 Scilla

These are growing around the base of two Heritage Birch trees in our back garden. They are such a lovely blue and the sunlight enticed me to capture them. .