Posted in pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

Still a promise.. WP Weekly Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Those moments just before the soft blooms appear… when they’re still a promise.

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“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best,” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

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“I felt like I was an arrow, pulled back and ready to be launched into something big.”
A.B. Shepherd, Lifeboat

Posted in garden, Phonegraphy, Photo challenge, Weekly Photo Challenge

WP Photo Challenge: Details

While looking for a photo for this weeks challenge I kept coming back to one that I used 20160612_151259recently in another challenge that focus’ on using non-traditional cameras.

I’m just so taken with the details of this flower. I adore the soft, airy, wispy stamen in shades of delicate purple, the pops of yellow and the silky smooth petals.

 

“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.”
― Arthur Conan Doyle, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

 

 

Posted in garden, Phonegraphy

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge ~ Where the bees go

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Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what’s in a name? ~ Helen Hunt Jackson

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just opened petals (1)I took these photos with my Samsung Galaxy 3. I always keep it in my pocket when I go out to water my garden. I never know when one of the blooms will call to be photographed!

 

Kindly visit Lens & Pens by Sally for more maco -phoneography 😉  What did you capture with your phone’s camera?

 

Posted in garden, Nature, Seasons

April: Macros in the Garden

first daffodil (2)
first daffodil
pussywillow inside (5)
pussywillow
raindrops on crocus' (2)
kiss of light rain on the crocus’
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frillia
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?  “pretty flower”

Kindly visit The Earth Laughs in Flowers to see more garden macros and to see what next months challenge is. Hope to see your garden soon! Happy Gardening !

I’m not sure what flower (bulb) that last one is. I’ve planted several flowers when I started my garden because they’re pretty. It’s one of my first bloomers. After the crocus’ just before the hyacinths here in the Niagara Region, Southern Ontario. (Zone 6b)

It makes me think of narcissus’ 20160422_112407 but the leaves seem more like tulips…

Posted in Nature, Phonegraphy

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature ~ Shamrock bloom

Perhaps I should title this weeks post “Undecided” ?  Normally, I’d look at my photos and decide to show you the ones that pop for me. Usually when there are two very similar one will just “jump out” as the one I want to share. Not this week.  Don’t worry I did manage to limit myself to just 5 photos.

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“May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks, may your heart be as light as a song, may each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.” ~ Irish Blessing

Shamrock plants (Oxalis spp.) may not bring your garden luck, but they will supply winter foliage and flowers. Several plants have the common name of shamrock, including wood sorrel (Oxalis acetosella) and four-leaf clover (Oxalis deppei). The plants grow well in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 6 through 10, depending on the variety. They also grow well as potted plants. Shamrocks produce green or purple leaves and white, pink or yellow flowers. Proper care ensures healthy blooms and lush foliage.(source: homeguides.sfgate.com)

I buy a couple of these beauties each March. The don’t care for direct light but love to turn their ‘face’ towards the sun.  Perhaps that’s why I enjoy this plant so much. By March I’m ready for the warm spring sun and often find myself pausing to enjoy it’s warmth.

Kindly visit Lens and Pens by Sally to see some more photos for this weeks challenge.