Here is my entry to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. The theme this week is trees or tree parts. I took these first two last fall, during one of our super-fun periods of restrictions, when there wasn’t a whole lot to do, except walk around in the backyard and take photos. Luckily, our backyard is actually a farm.
This last picture is from a camping trip we took to the Okanagan-Shuswap in 2014. I absolutely love the Birch bark, and how it just curls off the trees. When I was a little girl and we lived in Ottawa, I remember peeling this stuff off the trees and attempting to write on it, because we’d learned something at school about the First Nations and how they used the natural materials around them for a variety of purposes. The idea of writing on Birch bark captured my 9-year-old imagination.
Cee’s Black & White Challenge for this week, is rather serendipitous . . . not only do I love taking photos of flowers, but black & white seems to be my thing. Plus, we have a heat wave going on this weekend, so the best place to be is in the basement, editing photos. Or setting up something in the studio, but I’ve taken so many pictures in the past few weeks, that I have plenty to keep me busy.
The top photo is a French Lilac in my front yard – the butterfly is the first one I’ve ever captured. Below is one of the many, many Bearded Irises growing along where my husband’s grandparents home used to be. Grandma planted these things well over 50 years ago, in a garden she had along the driveway. And they’re still going!!
Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy my Black and White Flowers! Have a fabulous weekend!!
The elusive Chickadee — these little guys are so cute and so quick, that I can never focus fast enough to capture them . . . unless they make the mistake of flying into our living room windows and concussing themselves.
That’s what this guy did. And while he was recovering his wits, I grabbed my camera and gradually sneaked closer and closer to him, snapping all the while, because I knew this was probably my only opportunity to get up close and personal with a Chickadee and my camera. Since this happened in 2017, and I’ve not been able to get any fresh photos of Chickadees, I’m extra glad I was on hand that day.
And this is my entry for this week in Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Cute Factor (CBWC). Thanks for visiting!!