Bunches of Love

Some days I don’t stray too far away from home for my photos. My mother has some beautiful plants in her garden, and one of them is the dahlia plant that is currently blooming in our front yard. They are like little bunches of love.

Purple Dahlias

Purple Dahlias

Our front yard garden is small with only a few plants, but in our backyard, we have a large bush of fall phlox. We have other plants around the house, but these two are my favourites.

Fall Phlox

Fall Phlox

I still went out for my walk and I found a couple of things to photograph, even though I didn’t feel as inspired to take many photos. One thing that caught my eye was this trio of yellow flowers. 

Elecampane

Elecampane

I found this vine, from either a cucumber or zucchini-type plant, that is struggling to escape the backyard it’s meant to be in.

Vines and Fence

Vines and Fence

The textures of the leaves against the texture of the wood fence intrigued me. By taking away the colours it made the textures more pronounced. I guess in the end, I still found things to be inspired by on my walk.

Backyard Wonders

There are so many things growing around me so I’m not straying too far today to take photos. I’m staying in my backyard today to take photographs starting with the gorgeous pruple clematis growing on the edge of my deck.

Purple Clematis

Purple Clematis

Of course there’s not just the flowers. Fruit is growing away in our backyard, namely our bushes of red currents.

Red Currents

Red Currents

And then there is the dill weed blooming at the very back of the garden. Waiting for the day we pick them and use them to make our very own pickles. But that’s still a ways away as the cucumbers aren’t out just yet.

Dill

Dill

There’s still so much more growing in the garden and I’ll be sharing this with you over the summer.

Feeling Sorry for Food

I was couped up for too long today so I took a break out in the backyard for some fresh air. As I pulled open the screen door I noticed this moth(?) fly from the screen to the ground. I quickly ran upstairs for the camera and my macro lens so I could get a quick shot before it disappeared.

Fuzzy Moth

Fuzzy Moth

What I didn’t realize was that this moth would be lunch to a hungry robin very soon (and it may or may not have been my fault). In getting some of my shots the moth finally had enough and flew away right in the eyeline of the robin in the tree above.

Robin

Robin

Needless to say that robin fed her chicks some moth lunch that day. Sorry little moth.

New Macro Lens

So I got this new macro lens, well, more like old manual micro lens but hey it’s new to me, darn it. All I can say about it is that I’m in love. It’s my new favourite lens – at least for now. I change my mind so often, depending on the day and all that. Anyhow, check out some of the shots I took with it this morning:

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

I love cherry tomatoes..aren’t they just so yum?

Melon

Melon

A melon, such a strange looking fruit on the outside for such a yummy orange inside.