Sunday, April 15, 2012

Here, There and Back Again

I have a few miscellaneous photos taken somewhere, sometime in the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy.

benny resting
Benny is here to greet you on this mini tour.




tree and sun reflection
First stop: The pond in our neighbourhood park. It was one of those days when the sun was playing hide and seek behind the gathering, gray clouds. At some point, I looked down into the water and noticed the gray reflection of trees and hazy sunlight.




catkins
These weeping willow catkins are suspended over the water from sweeping boughs.




old boat paint
This is somewhere on the northern shores of Lake Ontario. Dusty, blue-green paint - chipped, flaked and weathered by the sun. It once covered this row boat from bow to stern.




robin takeoff eh
Back home again, I missed the shot of him hopping around and pecking for worms but I got the unexpected bonus of this robin taking off.




scissors
A picnic table in the park. Somebody left their craft scissors behind.





benito
This completes our tour. I hope you enjoyed the ride.

More photos in a few days.

56 comments:

ladyfi said...

Ah Benny - cute as ever! Love the old flaking boat - so beautiful, as are all your shots.

Charlotte said...

Benny was the perfect greeter. Those pictures were certainly worth posting. Loved them.

Stephen Hayes said...

Love the picture of the scissors, especially the red bleeding through the whitewash on the table.

Cloudia said...

"He looks like a perfect dog."
My blog-invisible husband looking over at Benny's photo.


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Dave said...

An interesting selection of photos again Hilary. But you had me fooled with the paint-peeling rowboat. It took a few moments to recognise it after seeing the water pictures - Dave

Ruby said...

Loved Benny's picture and the pond too.. very beautiful!

JDC said...

The B&W dog looks like he is lost in deep thought, perhaps about the ball that got away...

Brian Miller said...

benny you are a great guide...and i def love the perspectives your mama captures...

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Just love that Benny boy of yours. How old is he now?? Cuter than evah!!

CorvusCorax12 said...

always love seeing Benny, and the Robin shot is great..don't you love those surprises ? :)

DJan said...

Anything with Benny in it is a perfect day. He's my favorite, but the robin is also really good. Thanks for making my morning with a visit from Benny! :-)

messymimi said...

That shot of the trees upside-down reflection took my breath away. Beautiful.

Tell Benny thanks for coming along!

Out on the prairie said...

I hope the owner of the scissors returns.Nice shots and an enjoyable mug of Bennie.

TexWisGirl said...

sweet little benny, thanks for taking us along!

Leah J. Utas said...

Great tour. The pond reflection was my fave.

Rita said...

Oh, these are all great!! You have such and eye!! Just lovely shots. :)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I sure did enjoy this.I love the trees reflected in the water and then to have the sun as a starburst is gorgeous.

Anvilcloud said...

Beginning and finishing with Benny was cute.

Red said...

Bennie gives a welcome smile to your post. The reflection in the water really challenges the viewer until we look at the caption.
Awesome shots!

Shrinky said...

Benny is a perfect companion on our stroll. Love that shot of the bird taking to the wing (smile).

Rita said...

I did enjoy the ride; love that pair of scissors you captured,
Rita

Hilary said...

Oh, Benny, you had me at hello.

Sandi McBride said...

am always enjoying your photos as I sit in Maman's lap and she scrolls...love benny best of all...
batgirl (with sandi)

Susan in the Boonies said...

That first picture of Benny?

Around here, we call that "the slitty eyed look".

The last one of him, the black and white?

Nice!

yaya said...

Love the water shot...very cool and I love Benny's profile at the end. He's a cutie! Plus I love the black and white!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely travels, and the photos of Ben, he is the winner, beautiful.

Linda said...

Benny, soaking up some sun. Has he...ahem...put on a little weight this winter? No matter. He's still my favorite JRT. And who am I to point out anyone else's weight gain? ;)

sage said...

Benny looks like a super-pooch!

tattytiara said...

That row boat - I love that shot. I couldn't even begin to get a sense of what I was looking at initially because I was so taken with the patterning and colors. How amazing would that shot be blown up to fill a wall in a tiny room, where you couldn't back up and see it all at once, and had no choice just to enjoy it in small, saturated servings? Totally, that's how amazing it would be. And of course Benny's always a delightful sight - love that whiskery little face!

Maggie May said...

Although the miscellaneous photos are delightful, Benny has to win this time!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Georgie K. Buttons said...

LOVE the one of the pond.

Joanna said...

Such a darling dog. Love the willow and the scissors!

ds said...

Benny is too cool for words. Enjoyed these as well as the post prior (trying to catch up). Hope Skittles is home, and doing much better...

Pauline said...

The last two posts have some splendid photos! It's always a pleasure to walk around the pond.

Sharon Wagner said...

My favorite is the robin about to take flight. Great catch!

NitWit1 said...

U love the dogs! But I always go forthe dogs. But I loved the symbolism of the scissors. I might have used a cutline, 'a cut left behind.'

Daryl Edelstein said...

this weekend every robin I pointed my camera or iPhone at flew away before I could get a shot ... glad to see you caught one

Tiago Braga said...

amazing shoot, all full os contracts, but the ones with the dog are the best, well done!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Awww, Benny basking in the spring sunshine! I posted twilight shots of park ponds and willow trees today. I will have to go back and watch for a fabulous sun-filled photo op! :)

Kat said...

Awww. That Benny is such a cutie!!!!!

Mage said...

Dear Benny, thanks for the welcome and the farewell. The inbetween was pretty good stuff too.

Gillian Olson said...

great shots, really enjoyed the pictures of Benny.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks for the ride, Hilary-- It's always a pleasure.
And that tree photo is very cool.
xo jj

s.m. said...

Brilliant post! Very powerful and impressively, permeation, idea and ways of its presentation. I like this approach.Thanks for this post.

Jo-Anne said...

Awww, Benny is so cute! I love the Robin photo as well - very quirky, gives the appearance that the bird has "boinged" into the air. Ha Ha! :D

Dianne said...

Benny!!
It's hard for me to focus on anything else when Ben is about :)

I do love the robin taking off

and of course Benny!!

beth said...

that blue green chippy paint is PERFECT....i wish they could make a new paint color look like that, including the chippiness,for my walls :)

SueAnn Lommler said...

Benny is as handsome as ever!
Love the pond shot and the chippy paint.
Hugs
SueAnn

Suldog said...

I liked the tour, of course, but Benny didn't look so much as though he was greeting me as much as he looked ready to chomp on my yarbles if I stepped out of line.

Linda said...

As always, it was a great visit. There is always something interesting to see when we take the time to look. Great to see Benny again, too. The perfect beginning and ending.

Frank Baron said...

Good stuff. That last shot of Ben makes me feel old. He's as gray as I am. ;)

Daniel LaFrance said...

I love the grizzled look on Benny. Is he showing his age or the life of a party-animal? :)

Lisa RedWillow said...

Lovely Lovely shots.

Betty Manousos said...

thanks for taking us along.

benny is such a beauty! i just want to reach through the screen and hug him tight!

xo

photowannabe said...

Always love seeing pictures of Benny and how you make such interesting photos of ordinary things.

Indrani said...

I always enjoy your capture. All very well taken.