Art · flowers · FOTD · Macro · nature · Photo Challenges · still life

Solo Sunflower ~ FOTD

Our youngest daughter wanted to get in on the act – with a bouquet of flowers from Hill Far Away Flower Farm in her room. I wasn’t supposed to touch them, or take the bouquet apart to photograph the flowers . . . but as you can see, I couldn’t help myself. And, when she saw the results, the kid didn’t mind!

Phew!! Bullet dodged. No teenage angst over my invading her room and taking her “stuff”. Of course, it helped that she didn’t know I’d done this until 5 days later!

Anyhow, this is my entry for Cee’s Flower of the Day. Thanks for visiting!! Oh, and if you’re in Canada – GET OUT AND VOTE today!! If you haven’t already.

Art · black & white · flowers · Macro · monochrome · nature · still life

Flowers for Freedom, Part II

The injection certificate kicks in today . . . supposedly. Although right now, it’s just a press release still, no actual “order” in writing, so I have no idea how they think they can enforce it . . . but, in the meantime, my Flowers for Freedom are still going. Alive and well 12 days after I got them.

Okay, they’re a bit droopy and some have expired, but I shot this sunflower yesterday, so there’s a few still going.

Thanks for visiting – peace and harmony to all and I do hope you enjoy the little bit of beauty my flower photos inject into the internet.

Art · flowers · Macro · nature · still life

Flowers for Freedom

Got these from my friend’s store the other day . . . a beautiful bouquet of locally grown flowers. With this beautiful message. We need love and light and the beauty of flowers in this world. This was prompted by the divide being caused by various governments, and in particular, own our provincial government which has introduced a injection passport system, starting September 13 – without it, you can’t go to a restaurant or a gym, for example. They say we have the right to choose what we put into our bodies, but if one doesn’t comply, you don’t get to participate in many community activities. Whether people want to take the injection or not, that is their business. But dividing the country, the province and the people within them over a personal medical decision, imposing medical apartheid, segregation and discrimination is not on.

These ‘Flowers for Freedom’ are for EVERYONE. They are for freedom from fear, freedom from judgement and freedom from labels. They are for freedom of choice and freedom to be heard. These flowers are for freedom from ego and the freedom to forgive. For freedom from the hate and for the freedom to love and the freedom to be kind in spite of it all. Most importantly though, they are for freedom from this divide.” ~ Crooked House Flower Co.

animals · Art · nature

Squirrels are judgemental

Pentax K5ii 100mm f/2.8 1/250 ISO 200

There I was, out in the backyard, minding my own business and taking photos of the plethora of wildflowers along the bush line, when I hear a very loud chittering. Angry chittering, if you will. So, after looking around, and up, for a few minutes I finally spy this little bugger. Clearly not minding his own business.

So I shot him. LOL With the camera, of course. This is not the same squirrel as previously posted – she’s smaller and not as aggro as this one. Even when I walked away, this guy kept yelling at me all the way back to the house. Which is some 200 metres from his tree.

Despite his agressiveness and opinions on my photographic techniques, he is pretty cute though.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend!

Abstract · Art · black & white · flowers · Macro · monochrome · nature · Textures

Bit of Sydney in my Garden

Pentax K5ii 100mm f/2.8 1/640 ISO100

The lone peony . . . looks a bit like the Sydney Opera House from this angle, doesn’t it? I had such fun photographing this beautiful specimen. Even though I had to contort myself into uncomfortable positions to get some of the shots . . . unlike in the studio, where I can just move the flower. Wasn’t moving this one, or taking it off the bush. It’s the only peony I’ve ever grown! And I want to enjoy it as long as possible!

Thanks for visiting! Hope you enjoyed my flower.