The spectacular Virginia creeper with the Autumn Joy sedum in the foreground
The pin oak in the woodland. This is the view from over the garage roof. The Japanese cedar just behind it is turning into its bronze winter colors.
The tree peony leaves next to the evergreen that is beneath it, holding its stems up. These two plants seem to grow nicely together.
A small hosta in its lovely yellow foliage; although its color is now gone. I see that this little hosta was in bloom. I must have missed that when we were away, traveling.
The hosta photos below and above are of the same plant taken 10 days apart. This hosta is now totally yellow and beginning to fade to gray.
As I am working on processing photos from our trip east in June/July I want to show you what the sun looked like in mid day, with all the smoke that covered most of the province of Sask. when we were there. It looks rather pretty... this is exactly how my camera saw it, there has been no photoshop adjustments. It was not very nice to live through those forest fires. BC had the year of the great fires, also. We are grateful for all the hard work of the fire fighters and the support personnel. Let's hope Canada can make a better showing at the Climate Change Conference in Paris, this year. http://unfccc.int/meetings/paris_nov_2015/meeting/8926.php
I have several time consuming hobbies that I enjoy. Gardening was my first passion. When I got my computer my garden suffered some neglect but for all that the garden still looks pretty good.
To those two I have more recently added photography. Photography relates to all of my hobbies, as well as to travel, and seems to tie them all together.
I have a high maintenance, wonderfull husband, who remains the primary interest.
Canon EOS Elan 7e - 35 mm - Feb 2015 - traded the camera body to Kerrisdale Cameras - Lens: Canon EF 28 - 135 mm F/3.5 - 5.6 IS Canon EF 50mm F/1.4 USM Canon EF 28 - 90 mm F/1.4 - 5.6
Canon Powershot A50 - digital - Lens: 4.3 - 10.8 mm 1:2.6 - 4.0
Canon Powershot S3 IS - digital - Lens: 12X 6.0 - 72.0 mm 1:2 -3.5 USM - Canon 58mm Close Up lens 500D - Canon tele-converter TC-DC58B 1.5x - Canon wide converter WC-DC58A 0.75x
Canon EOS Rebel Tli or 500d - uses same lenses and filters as the Canon Elan 7e
Holga 120S - Lens: 60 mm 1:8 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W560 - Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar in camera panorama wide angle lens Canon Powershot SX60 HS traded my SX40 to upgrade to SX60 - Feb 2015 Lens: 43.8 - 247.0 mm 1:3.4 - 6.5 USM, wide angle with 60X optical zoom