A number of weeks ago as we were driving home from the mountains I played around with creating some ICM images. Although the camera did not move very much, the vehicle was moving at a high rate of speed. Please only try this if someone else is doing the driving. Her are a few images that I was happy with. – Leslie
After the rain fell and before the next storm moved in, I stepped outside to check on my garden. Now is the time when some of my Lilies (which are just finishing up) and Daylilies (which are beginning to flower) are in blossom at the same time. Last year they were hit by heavy hail and most were torn to shreds, it’s nice to see them looking so good, so far this summer. – Leslie
As we go into Canada Day, we thought about what symbolizes Canada and for us the Common Loon is a top contender as it appears on our dollar coin (the Loonie) and it is found throughout most of Canada. Why not post an image or two, or maybe three, of such a grand bird that we recently took in Jasper National Park. (We’re changing the header at the same time)
Although many Canadians assume that the Common Loon is Canada’s National Bird, but surprisingly Canada doesn’t have an official bird. Hopefully by the time Canada turns 150 years old in 2017 we will finally have a national bird. If you want to weigh in on what bird you think symbolizes Canada the best, you can place your vote for Canada’s national bird on the Canadian Geographic website (http://www.canadiangeographic.ca/nationalbird/).
This is our salute to Canada Day, may it remain wild and free. Happy Canada Day everyone! – Leslie and Mark
Our garden is a little wild in places, as we have encouraged wildflower species to grow whenever possible. One species that we encouraged is Goat’s-beard, also known as Yellow Salsify (Tragopogon dubius). Today I noticed that it is one of the first plants showing itself in our garden this year. A few years back Mark went out and took a few shots of the Goat’s-beard seed heads, this is one of the results of his morning in our garden. – Leslie
Last week we went to Fort Edmonton Park with the Art Society of Strathcona County’s Photography group on one of their photography outings. It has been a very long time since Mark and I have been to the Fort, we both forgot how interesting the place is. Here are a few shots that I took while there. We are definitely planning on going back there to explore the area some more, the morning was just not enough time. – Leslie
It’s snowing outside and I think it is time for a bit of spring, even if it doesn’t look this way yet. So here are a few images to put a bit of cheer on the screen along with changing our websites header, looking forward to seeing some greenery soon! – Leslie