Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Water Level

If the water level in the Ottawa River is down six to eight inches, how many millions of gallons would be required to get it back up to normal?


All the other roses were done for the summer, leaving this lone bud...

Monday, July 30, 2012

Water Lilies

I went to the Ottawa River today,
 and the water level was down enough that I felt safe wading out to the water lily blossoms.
 Down how much, you ask?

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dew Drops

Spanish Flag

This is another flower from the college gardens.
 I have had problems in capturing it
 before this.
 I think I am learning, though.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Skywatch Friday

You need some clouds in the sky to get a really good sunset.
 To see more skies from around the world, click the icon on the right.


After days and days of blue skies, clouds can really be beautiful!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


What is it about poppy seed pods that is so appealing?

Virginia Creeper

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Continuing my collection of odd looking flowers
 from the gardens at the college,
 I present the ptilotus.
 How can you resist anything that is pink
 and fluffy?

Honeybee in the Tansy

This girl was working so hard that she paid me no attention.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Feather Celosia

More photos from the gardens at the college.
I am so glad they label stuff,
 so I can learn the names.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sea Holly

I love sea holly, although I do not have any in my garden.
 It's just so odd looking.
The wasps were busy pollinating the plants.
 This black beast was about an inch long!
 Such a beautiful silvery blue plant.

Spider Flower

I took a lot of photos of the cleome
 when I was at the college garden.
 It is such an odd looking flower,
 but this is the first I have actually looked
 at the shapes of the actual florets,
 and the way they open.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


I noticed that a wild grape vine was twining
 around a grass stem,
 and thought that would not give it much support.
 Since then,
 I have seen so many other vines,
 all clinging where they could.


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I'm a 50 something female set loose on the world with a camera.