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This years garden… (So far)

This years plant life in the garden & around the outside areas; 

These beauties were added to the front garden this year, as last years plants didn’t survive… Or at least I think they are done. Anyone out there know, if when your Hydrangea is just dried sticks, it can be revived?

I must say, I ABSOLUTELY adore Hydrangeas. They are indeed the best flowers! There are many planted in various parts of my outdoor space. Some have no blooms though… Specifically the back garden, those were planted last year as just wee babies, but are growing fiercely!

 

And this lavender, say what! Fantastic little purple pineapples, I’ve never seen anything quite like this before.

 

For good measure, some oh so wonderfully red Dahlias were added this year.

 

Don’t forget to check out the Facebook page and instagram! Things are coming soon!

Rose

One more for today; after battling the wind and sun, having a particular vision in mind, and failing to meet it… A photo of a rose.

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There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adventuring: An old barn exploration & Nature walk.

Went on a wee excursion through the neighbouring woods, on a mission to this old abandoned barn near by. Photos were made and some discoveries found;

There were quite a lot, and I mean A LOT, of spider nests on this walk. [It was hard to not make photos of all of them. ha!] Some were rather huge, like the size of my head really. Quite fascinating these nests are, you can see the layers upon layers in them. Very cool.

Inside the lower level, and somewhat safer area, some interesting things were found. And some not so interesting, translation, gross [People frequent this spot it looks like – um there is no washroom facilities, lets just put it that way…]. Top notch exploration.

The adventure ended when the heat started to get to be too much and the battery on the old Canon was running low. I think there will be more trips out there in the future, there’s always more to be found.

 

Post editing all done in Lightroom using VSCOfilm –  Film preset used; Agfa RSX 200, with some minor tweaking.

Afternoon walk

Mothers Day; This year was spent going on an afternoon walk with my son, to make photos and explore. A familiar spot that we frequent near by.

Down behind the neighbourhood library there is this very nice park, complete with a pond and a little creek. We spotted a few creatures, but only one felt like allowing a portrait; And these wee bugs, I suppose they posed a wee bit no?

 

What a neat little frog, isn’t he? [Guessing on the gender as I really have no idea].

As usual, all photos post edited in Lightroom using VSCOfilm presets and minor adjustments.

 

Brian’s Record Option

The other day we took a trip to Brian’s Record Option, the local vinyl emporium downtown. The SO was looking for something in particular, and well, this is the place to go. If Brian doesn’t have it, then I suppose no one does! Ha. In all seriousness though, he certainly has just about everything one could be after, in impeccable condition as well. It’s all guaranteed too.

This is just a wee peek into the sea of vinyl at Brian’s. A little precarious, a lot to look at, and fab conversation.

A couple black and white shots of Brian’s wonderful shop and soul.

He told me a rather amusing story during our visit, of an Italian tourist couple that visited him once; The wife wanted a photo with him, and while the husband was getting himself situated with his camera, aiming, lining up his shot… His arm around her waist, and hers around his. Waiting. Focusing. Aiming. She proceeded to lower her hand further and further down his waist until… She grabbed his derrière! And click. HA! (Would love to see that snap! I would imagine it’s quite funny.)

You can see his smile through his eyes. Brian is truly unique, and it shows.