Can you believe I took some distorted photos at the zoo? Sure, I got some of animals too. We took some of our grandchildren to the Toronto Zoo on Saturday. We had a great time. It was really windy and cold outside and hot and humid in the indoor exhibits. On one of the pathways through the woods, there is a giant convex mirror for the zoomobile to see around the corner. The children had fun looking at their distorted images.
A convex mirror reflects a distorted, but wider view.
The children enjoyed learning about snakes and especially about the Massassauga rattlesnakes that can be found in Ontario.
My husbands thermal image is displayed as he reads about how a snake would view him.
The children had fun looking at their own thermal images. When I saw the images, I thought of the Photo Challenge topic this week. Distorted. These images clearly show a distorted image of my husband and my grandson Jacob.
This little figure is six-year-old Jacob.
Posted in Family, Nature, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tagged colour, convex lens, massassauga rattlesnakes, nature, Photography, Thermal image, Toronto Zoo, travel, Weekly Photo Challenge
It is still winter. We are expecting a wind storm tonight, with lots of rain. I hope it washes away the snow, but I would rather the sun do that. I wanted to post a few flowers to put me in the mood for better days, for the warm sunny summer days. I long for my garden to come to life. I want to get outside, to sit on the deck with the warmth of the sun kissing my face. I hope these few photos will touch your heart or warm you up in some way.
The busy bee, caught on a cosmos flower
I took this photo in Alaska of an unknown red bug on an Unidentified flower. Can anyone help me identify what either the bug or the flower is?
There were clumps of these silken seeds along the Dempster Highway in the North West Territories. They glistened in the sun.
- Landreth Seed of the Day – Violet Queen Zinnia (alaskakitchenandgarden.wordpress.com)
- Glueing plants and flowers to paper (rosamilagrosa.wordpress.com)
- Rehabing the Swing (gardeningnirvana.wordpress.com)
- Holcoglossum subulifolium (armstronggenetics3.wordpress.com)
- Champaka (Michelia campaka) (srilaacbhaktivedantathakuraprabhupada.wordpress.com)
- Capturing Life (manacled.wordpress.com)
Posted in Macro Photography, Nature, Photography
Tagged bee, colour, Cosmos, cosmos flower, Dempster Highway, flower, nature, Photography, Seed, travel
I have been having fun using my macro lens to photograph a variety of sticks. The colours, the shapes and the unique twists in the sticks I found is amazing.
Taking a close look at things has become a passion. It is easy to overlook the individual branch when looking at the beauty of a tree. I invite you to look closer.
Pretty in Pink
Hairy bud and snow
I'm Likin' the Lichen
Lets twist again, Like we did last summer.
My hairy bud
Red and white
Actually the proper spelling is Colourful. That aside, I will post my entry for the Sunday Challenge. Four of my grandchildren came for a visit this afternoon. Nearby, we have a lovely little park, so we bundled up and went for a bit of play. The park has very colourful equipment and I enjoyed taking photos there this afternoon.
Sarah playing on the ramp
Emily looks through the giant circles
- Sunday Challenge Post: Colorful (jayjaysfavorites.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Sunday Post: Colorful (motherwifestudentworker.wordpress.com)
- Sunday Post: Colorful (viviankirkfield.wordpress.com)
- Sunday Post: Colorful (jakesprinters.wordpress.com)
- Its Sunday and Its Gloomy (raggz2baggz.com)
On a normal Day in Late January, Late Simcoe will have trucks and snowmobiles travelling across it. There are usually countless fish huts dotting the lake. Not this year. It has been a mild winter. The water near the shore froze, but the high winds broke the ice and pushed the pieces toward the shore. Now there are chunks of ice sticking up all over making it hard to walk. In the sheltered parts of the Lake, the water has frozen once again. The patterns in the ice that are sticking up are beautiful.
We walked on the lake just before sunset, the colours adding to the drama.
- Natures Lace
- mountain majesty
- Some ice mountains are rounded.
- Ice like a thousand stars
- The setting sun added colour to the snow and ice.
- Sunset over Lake Simcoe
A gentle green hillside, bare, treeless, beautiful. I took this photo in the south of Idaho in the summer of 2011. That same summer I travelled to the far north and took another photo of another simple hillside, this time in the Canadian North West Territories.
Northwest Territories, Canada
I love the simplicity of a rainbow. Just water and light, mixing together to show the glorious colours of a rainbow.
rainbow over the plains
A sunset is another display of nature using simple ingredients to paint the sky and in this case, our van.
The sun is the artist who painted our car.
Posted in Travel, Uncategorized, Weekly Photo Challenge
Tagged Alaska, colour, Inside Passage, life, lifestyle, Peace, Photograph, Photography, travel, Travel and Tourism, Weekly Photo Challenge
I love Christmas. I love the colours and flavours, I love the joy of family celebrating together. In all the festivities, I think the dog, Sidney, enjoyed herself the most. She opened her gift with all the gusto of a three-year old.
Thanks Santa, just what I asked for.. a squirrel that can't climb a tree.
With Sydney occupied, the rest of us enjoyed making a mess
Sarah, are you sure that is cranberry juice you are drinking?
ewwww, do I have to eat this?
Wearing the Christmas hat is not an option...
Emily and Matthew, Emily... no Ipod at the table!!
Is your hat too big Jacob?
Jacob with his electronics
More presents please...
I am so sad, Christmas is over..... I had a lot of fun, so much food, so many people to play with and now, it is over, everyone is gone.
There is something in the air. Breathe deeply, it is the fragrance of autumn. Fresh, earthy, fruity. Walking on the trails, kicking the dry leaves under foot, enjoying the last warm days, this is my favorite time. I invite you to imagine the scents and enjoy the colours of fall.
Breathe in the scent of fall as you follow me along the trail.
I love the woody smell of the yellow leaves
kicking the dry leaves beneath my feet means fall to me and intensifies the smells.
flowers are at their end but still hang on.
pumpkin pie smells so good in the fall
Smell the corn, it is ripe and ready to enjoy.
- A leaf-covered clearing in an autumn woodland (chunhoc.wordpress.com)
- Autumn in Oslo (cardinalguzman.wordpress.com)
- Welcome Autumn with Beautiful Fall Flowers (bigsexymedia.com)
- Autumn Corn (coopersview.com)
- The End Of September (aniceplaceinthesun.blogspot.com)
- “The Smells of Autumn” (babyjill7.wordpress.com)
Colourful boats in False Creek in Vancouver