naturemonday

Summer Memories to Banish Winter Blues

 

4 of 5 #naturephotochallenge

After the cold wintry (and a little sad) post of yesterday I wanted to share something that made me feel warm and happy. A memory of a summer past, this one was taken in Maine a few years ago in the garden of a friend. We were just about to set out to visit the wonderful public gardens near where she lived and just as we were about to get into the car, I saw the beauty that was just at my feet. Summer will arrive and with it, all the beautiful flowers and creatures. I hope this makes you feel all warm with the thought of what is to come.

********************
I have been challenged by my friend +Tom Crews​​​​​ to participate in a 5-day Nature Challenge. I have been asked to post one nature photo each day for 5 days – in my case not consecutive. I am asked to name a new challenger on each of my 5 days. Today I am challenging my friend +Janet Patterson​​​​​ to join me in this. Just post one nature photo a day for 5 days. Tag me in it, use the hash tag #naturephotochallenge and nominate someone else on each of the days.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: https://www.elliekennard.ca .

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals​​​​​ curated by +Alejandro J. Soto​​​​​ +Krystina Isabella Brion​​​​​ +Andy Smith​​​​​
#inpraiseofpollinators ++In Praise of Polllinators​​​​​ by +Dusty Gedge​​​​​
#bellesphotos +Belles photos​​​​​ by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE​​​​​ +Claudya Bonnet​​​​​
#naturemonday +NatureMonday​​​​​ by +Rolf Hicker​​​​​ +Jen Baptist​​​​​

755

Check this out on Google+

Cloudy with a Chance of Flowers

 

Yesterday the weather forecaster announced on CBC radio that it would be "Cloudy with a chance of flowers". I wish. I just had to share that with you all and hope it made you laugh as it did us.

On our recent road trip, as we were driving along the 401 in the direction of Toronto, the evening sky was really interesting and changed constantly. These fingers of light reaching down to touch the stretching bare trees were quite beautiful.

The sunset was stunning and I stopped to photograph it a little later, but I liked this one for today. It was taken out of the car window.

It's been pouring with rain all day today, melting the snow that fell on the weekend. The winter is settling in. I wish it weren't so early.

Are you not able to comment on Google+ because you don't belong? Would you prefer to comment on my blog? It's right here with all my G+ posts on it: https://www.elliekennard.ca .

#naturemonday +NatureMonday by +Rolf Hicker +Jen Baptist

#treetuesday +Tree Tuesday by +Christina Lawrie +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman +David R Robinson

822

Check this out on Google+