Category Archives: Summer

Sunset, Yarmouth Harbour

  Went into Yarmouth to attend a tech. meeting last night and was greeted by this scene as I left. Good thing I always have my Sony RX-100 with me. Sony DSC-RX100 – Zeiss Vario-Sonnar – 28mm – ISO 1600 – f5.6 … Continue reading

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Mid-summer Garden

This obliging little fellow, only about 15mm long, was happy to pose, oblivious to the lens, as he busily collected nectar. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/500

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Foggy Morning Gardens – 14 September 2013

A day of torrential rain is behind us, leaving a damp, foggy morning… and all the beauty it brings to my wife, Nancy’s gardens Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 800 – f9.5 – 1/200

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Nancy’s Climbing Roses – July 2013

  There’s just something about heritage climbing roses and an old, weathered picket fence. This fence once graced the graveyard of an old Baptist church nearby. We saved it from destruction and made it part of our garden. The roses … Continue reading

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Foggy Day Walk

  Weeks of rain, wind and fog may not be good for the garden, but for the photographer it spells opportunity. Sony A-900 – Sigma 17-24mm 2.8 – 17mm – ISO 200 – f6.7 – 1/1,500

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A Tale of Three Rhododendrons

These three Rhododendrons are over one hundred and forty hears old and sit on the front lawns of the homes of three brothers. The original property was owned by my great, great, great grandfather, Benjamin B. Porter. As his sons … Continue reading

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Early June Blossoms

It’s early June and finally the flower gardens are really coming to life. The overall green of the flower beds is giving way to all the colours of the rainbow as flowers finally come into bloom. Likewise shrubs and trees … Continue reading

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In Death there is Still Beauty

Flowers have always been a symbol of beauty. We grow them in our yards, even in pots in apartments to add beauty to our landscape. We grow them in public spaces to bring joy to the masses. We give them … Continue reading

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Bee on Jerusalem Artichoke

Late summer and the Jerusalem Artichokes come into bloom. Despite their bright yellow colour and the happy way they swing in the breezes, they always bring out a hint of sadness in me, harbingers as they are, of the cold … Continue reading

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Supper’s Ready

  Nothing says summer more than barbecue. I’m not talking the modern, generic version of BBQ, which is not really BBQ at all, but grilling, I’m talking REAL BBQ… low and slow over real hardwood coals, so the traditionally poorer … Continue reading

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