Category Archives: Flowers

Busy as a

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I remember it well, it was a warm summer day in the prairies. The Rocky Mountains in the distance, wild flowers everywhere. The best part was watching the bees go from flower to flower collecting pollen and helping the flowers.

Flower in the woods

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A small spot of sunlight makes it way through the leaves on the trees. It finds the one tiny flower on the forest floor.  The flower stretches to reach the light and in return the sunlight makes the flower glow.

FireWeed

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Fireweed is one of my favourite wild flowers. I the late summer or early fall the flowers go to seed with this wispy white hairs that look like smoke. This is the origin of the name. It reminds me of the area I grew up in. The mountains always had fireweed when ever we went exploring.

Yellow

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Yesterdays country drive brought us to this beautiful field of Canola in full bloom. I had to stop and make a few images. It was so peaceful and quiet on the side of the country road. No sound except the wind in the leaves and grass. The clouds were building in the distance to bring an afternoon thunder shower to the prairies.

After the Rain

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After the rain the warm evening sun emerges on last time for this day. The sun illuminates the soft white petals of the flowers giving them a warm yellow glow. The remains of the rain sit on the flower just until the sun warms them away.

Mountain Flowers

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About five years ago in early August we traveled through a small town in the mountains called “Field”. The highway passes by on the other side of the river and not many people take the time to go into this very small town(less than 200 people). We were glad we did. We had a spectacular lunch and walked around looking at all the steep roofed houses (this was to help the snow slide off in the winter time). The one thing that was wonderful was the explosion of colour from the beautiful flower gardens around these houses. A great place to stop and stretch our legs and fuel our bodies before we continued our trip.

Day Dreaming

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Down the street from yesterday’s photo there was one of those groomed green grass spaces with this beautifully blooming tree. I made this image admiring the tree and the blue sky. I went for a little walk and when I returned there was a beautiful Harley Davidson Motorcycle with a sidecar and under the tree was the rider lying in the grass looking up at this same scene.

If the weather is as nice today as it was then I will make a point of finding my own quiet place to daydream, even if it is only for a moment. A short daydream is better than no daydream.

Colours

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Retreating on a rainy weekend to the garden center. It was full of colourful plants and warmer/dryer than outside. The garden center is fully stocked for the upcoming growing season. Of course there are plants everywhere but there are also pots, watering cans and these watering wands. The repeating patterns of colours and shapes was fun to photograph. I might make my way there another day to make some more images.