“Everyday can be extraordinary And ripe, Like a flower burst, If the will is there.” ― Scott Hastie
As a follow up to yesterday’s post, I revisited the bud I photographed the day before, titled “Opening Soon“. Well. it did open and I’m still amazed at how all this pomp and frill can fit inside such a small bud.
The peony season is beginning to wind down and we had a torrential downpour yesterday, which did not help them much. Yet, some survived and keep providing us pleasure through their soft and intricate blossoms.
This was, however, my only peony image of the day, as it was bright and sunny today, so I ventured out to see how the wild orchids were fairing. More on that tomorrow.
Nikon D800 Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm 2.0 sec, f/36.0 ISO 100
Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world
The image above is of the old chapel door of St. Mary’s Anglican Church, in Richmond Hill, Ontario. My wife works here and we both started attending recently. The old chapel is a very old building (Circa 1872) with lots of character and, of course, awesome doors. I simply could not resist including them here.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@ 70 mm 1/200 sec, f/7.1, ISO 200
I was out a few weeks ago, walking Toronto’s Bloor Street West, looking for photo opportunities. The doors pictured above belong to St. Paul’s Church and I had stopped to photograph just the door earlier in the day.
As I was walking back to my car, I noticed this gentleman standing outside the church, very focussed on his cell phone. The title “Call from Above?” just struck me as funny and somehow appropriate.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD@ 200 mm 1/60 sec, f/4.0, ISO 200
I have several interpretations to the OPEN theme. It could be open to any category of post or it could be the ‘opening’ of something, like a door. In this case, it’s the opening of the natural spring cycle in my area of Canada. Throughout the winter, this large creek lies frozen. Within a few short weeks it transforms from ice to a living place once more (another opening of sorts), as the Rainbow Trout begin their annual spawning migration up the creek. Once more, it’s a link to a photo I made back in April, and one of my favourites.
This creates another link to OPEN for me, because a few days after the spawn ends, the fishing season opens.
I was debating submitting this image as well because the snake’s mouth is very clearly open as well. Ah, choices!