“There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have a feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well. So I take the memories as they come, accepting them all, letting them guide me whenever I can.”
― Nicholas Sparks
While on a recent excursion to Lynde Shores, a conservation area on the shores of Lake Ontario, for some bird photos, I took a few minutes to walk the lake shore and enjoy the gently rolling waves. The stone ‘beach’ is made up of water polished rocks of varying sizes. I used some of these rocks, stacked on a piece of driftwood, to make this balanced stone sculpture. Just a bit of whimsey to share with you today.
As to the photo itself: I narrowed the aperture just enough to keep the stones in focus, while allowing the background to blur
Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 G I AF-S VR Zoom @ 270mm 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200
“If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” ― Georgia O’Keeffe
Until last weekend, I did not know these existed. I love dogwoods and have made many photos of the gorgeous Sierra Dogwoods of California’s Yosemite National Park as they gleam bright white against the dark pine forests. The first time I saw a photo of them, I knew I had to experience them for myself. I did that a few years back and absolutely loved it. Now, I come across a pink variety is full splendour and am mesmerized.
This dogwood tree is in my great Aunt’s neighbour’s garden. When I first saw it I was not sure what kind of tree it was, until I looked closer and saw the typical dogwood leaves and delicate blossoms. Truly, a wonderful ornamental tree. The guides say it will survive in my zone and I’m tempted to try it for myself. I’d love to have one of these in my backyard.
Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) (A16NII) @50mm 1/60 sec, f/3.2, ISO 200