Yet One Smile More
Yet one smile more, departing, distant sun!
Yet one rich smile, and we will try to bear
The piercing winter frost, and winds, and darkened air.
~William Cullen Bryant
“November is usually such a disagreeable month...as if the year had suddenly found out that she was growing old and could do nothing but weep and fret over it. This year is growing old gracefully...just like a stately old lady who knows she can be charming even with gray hair and wrinkles.”
~L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea
As the Sun Sets on Autumn
I love this poem by Stanley Horowitz:
"Winter is an etching,
spring a watercolor,
summer an oil painting
and autumn a mosaic of them all."
We're reaching the point now where the etching is emerging from the mosaic.
Time to Go
This is a composite of an intentional motion blur, a quick pan up the trees in the forest, blended with a shot of the flock of geese that flew into the scene moments later.
Nothing is blooming outdoors, but this potted hydrangea holds the promise of Spring.
Earth Hour 2015
This is the eighth year of the annual event to raise awareness of climate change. Did you participate?
Abstract macro shot of tulip.
Colour for the Spirit
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Cold and bleak, yet still beautiful
Eastern Kingbird taken in the wetlands area of Collingwood's waterfront.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
So quick bright things come to confusion.
On the Way to Purple
Abstract texture blend
This winter it seems that even my dreams are cold.
Monochromatic texture blend
Reaching for the High Note
A whole summer without monarch butterflies! I reprocessed this image , shot in my garden last summer, to give it a nostalgic painterly feel. (2013-08-30.)
Canada geese flying over Collingwood Harbour. I added a texture blend for a vintage feel.
Milkweed seeds taking flight. I created a texture blend to give this pic a painterly feel.
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