Tag Archives: Summer

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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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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Japanese Knotweed in Bloom

  Introduced around the turn of the 20th century as a fast-growing, large ornamental plant, The Japanese Knotweed quickly gained a foothold here in Southwest Nova Scotia. Unfortunately it was also found to be highly invasive and virtually impossible to … Continue reading

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Frost Park – August 2012

Frost Park is located adjacent to the Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Town Hall, and contains the earliest burial ground in the town. Today it provides a shady, cool, respite for anyone wishing to relax and ponder life’s intricacies. This large, cast … Continue reading

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Purple Coneflower and Visitors

  On a hot, sultry day, hardly typical of our cool Maritime climate, these two visitors vied for the most desirable spot on this beautiful Purple Coneflower.

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