Sunday, July 11, 2010

Petals and Wings

This is another scheduled post. Right now, we're still up at Frank's family cottage. I hope to catch up with comments and return visits soon after I get back. Until then, please enjoy the following photos taken near home.



Purple and yellow wildflowers border the pond at one of my favouite resting spots.




These tiny flowers are growing on a bush in my front yard. I don't know what they're called but no doubt somebody out here does. I doubt that the bee cares.




A tiny damselfly darts around from plant to plant by my local pond.




Despite my black thumb, these white flowers are growing in my back yard.




These lovely purple Clematis are seen between the slats in the deck railing at Frank's place.




A lovely Mourning Dove perches on my plum tree in the back yard. They're not the brightest birds in the collective flock, but they sure are beautiful.




These are a couple of blossoms on my rose bush - a birthday or Mother's Day gift from my younger son last year. Frank teases me that one day, I'll post my photos as usual, and he'll speak up to say that one of them was actually one that he snapped. This may well be one of those. We've both photographed this rose bush a few times with my camera.




These lovelies are growing wild around the pond.




A skein of beautiful Canada geese in flight.




A brilliant but short-lived poppy which grew in Frank's back yard.




His garden also had a profusion of peonies earlier this season.

I won't have any more posts scheduled in advance and I'm not sure just when we'll return from the cottage. This means that the Posts of the Week will suffer yet again. I'm sorry about that but I expect it will be off and on during the course of the summer. Thanks for your understanding. And thanks for joining me on my walks. I'll catch up with all of you shortly after my return.

48 comments:

Brian Miller said...

beautiful shots hilary...love all the color and of course the dragonfly...hope the weekend is going well!

Bonnie said...

Splendid shots as always Hilary. Enjoy your break in the country. We will survive for a while without your links and POTW.

Tabor said...

That second pink one looks like an elderberry, pink variety. Our wild white ones just stop blooming two weeks ago. I love how you captured the texture on the white columbine...good job! Continue to enjoy your summer.

Daryl said...

lovely all .. peonies are my favorite flower to photograph .. from bud to petals falling off its gorgeous its entire short life

Shammickite said...

Summertime.....
and the livin' is easy....
(I have a lovely singing voice, don't you agree?)
More great pictures depicting Summer from your camera, Hilary!
Hope you're having a blast at the cottage.

ellen abbott said...

all beautiful but I like the clematis shot especially.

slommler said...

I enjoyed the walk! The photos are lovely and the colors awesome. You enjoy yourself...don't worry about me. I am doing just fine!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Stacey Dawn said...

Your images always make me smile. There is such a variety and they are just so pleasing!

DJan said...

You have the most amazing eye for great pictures that speaks to my soul. Yesterday I saw some party balloons and thought of your picture, but mine was so lame in comparison. Thank you for enriching my life.

TSannie said...

That white flower is the gorgeous columbine - and the pink-purple wild growing one is some sort of clover...I think. What lovely photos! I especially like your first one.

Jingle said...

what timeless images,
every single image delights me,
smiles!

photowannabe said...

Have a wonderful time at the cabin. I for one wish I was there too. It does the soul good to leave the everyday cares behind for a while.
I love the shot of the flowers between the slats of the deck. Nice framing.

TechnoBabe said...

I've never cared for purple and yellow together before, but your photo is beautiful.

ds said...

Gorgeous colors! I would go on a walk with you anywhere. Enjoy the cabin!

~DK~ said...

A lovely walk around with you as usual Hilary! Enjoy the most of your summer!

L. D. Burgus said...

Your photos are always so wonderful. Thanks for sharing such great works.

messymimi said...

I especially love the purple flowers, of every variety.

Bees always look so serious about their work, don't they.

You are right about the doves. We have a pair that keep building a nest in a spot that has collapsed out from under the babies more than once. We keep taking babies to the vet school to be raised and released, but they come back and build there again.

Have a great time at the cabin!

christopher said...

Great photos.

Especially love the damselfly, and how you captured all the delicate features, including the eyes.

Pauline said...

Just to come and see such photos is enough for now. I've got enough POTW to check out from the last two that I'll still be catching up by the time you get back!

Leah J. Utas said...

Beautiful and relaxing.

Dianne said...

so many varied shades of my favorite color purple
beautiful
enjoy the cottage

Mental P Mama said...

Just beautiful. As always...

Nancy said...

Thanks for all of the lovely photos. Enjoy you time at Frank's cabin. Life is all about experiences.

Reb said...

Lovely and calming on this busy day off.

LadyFi said...

Each shot is a delicate work of art!

ethelmaepotter! said...

The damselfly is...I have no words for how incredible it is!!!!!

And the dew on the white flower - spectacular.

And finally, how timely is this - someone at work asked just two nights ago..."What's a group of geese called?" And of course, none of us could remember, and I'd forgotten since then to look it up. Now I can go in to work tomorrow and be a know-it-all!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Gorgeous photos as always. Such beauty in the different colors.

Fragrant Liar said...

The orange poppy reminds me of raffia. Gorgeous collection of photos, as usual.

Hope you're having a great time at the cottage. Lucky dawg.

Slamdunk said...

Wonderful views of flowers--I like the purples the best.

lime said...

so beautiful. capturing that damselfly was, dare i say, no small feat! and i just love the white columbine. so lovely.

Frank Baron said...

I'm happy to share credit for that FABULOUS shot of the roses. ;)

Really like the mourning dove one too. (The Marilyn Monroe of the bird world.)

Indrani said...

Your photos are such a delight. I loved the shot of Canada geese in flight.

Cloudia said...

you make me wanna be...


... a better photog!





Aloha from Hawaii, friend :)

Comfort Spiral

Paul C said...

Love the shot of the tiny dragonfly, a signal of environmental health.

Sandra said...

All beautiful, but I especially enjoy all the wonderful detail in the one of the mourning dove.

Redbush said...

Gorgeous photos once again, Hilary! I wish I had those perspectives when I paint my flower pictures. I love the yellow and purple widlflowers complimenting each other as well as the pink bush with the bee on it, and the poppy. Spectacular! My blogging suffers a lot in the summer, too. Have a wonderful summer! You deserve it!

gaelikaa said...

What a wonderful name for a post. And what photos! Fantastic....

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Eternally Distracted said...

Lovely as usual. I especially love the Canadian Geese :0)

Zuzana said...

Your images are always like little treasures. Look at all those shapes and details, not to mention the vibrant colours. Love the shot of the bumblebee...
xo

Hilary said...

Thanks so kindly, all. I so appreciate you taking the time to stop by and comment even when you knew I was away. You folks are the greatest!

Kerri said...

Stunning images Hilary!

kcinnova said...

The picture with the damselfly reminds me of a garden fairy flitting about her domain.

Steve Gravano said...

That's one excellent Dove photo. Also an excellent collection of flower photos.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: Very nice macro work my friend.

darlin said...

I was just browsing through your blog and your photos are stunning! Your depth of field in most of them makes me feel I'm right there. I'm "WOWED"!

kkrige said...

The bush reminds me of a spirea, but I would have to see more to be sure Hilary. some beautiful photos though. I would say that you don't lack talent in the gardening department, as your flowers look beautiful!

Hilary said...

Thanks very much for the kind words, all. And welcome to the new faces. It's always great to have you wonderful people drop by.

kkrige, I do believe you're right. Thank you for that! :)