Spring is here in Ottawa

By on 10-14-2011 in Original photos, Places to See

I have this big beautiful apple tree with the pinkest blossoms beside our little rental house. It is glorious this year, so full of flowers you can hardly see anything else. I wish it could last longer as it takes my breath away.

apple blossoms
apple blossoms
apple blossoms

we can’t forget the little apple tree next door that has the prettiest white blossoms.

apple blossoms

Is it spring yet, I am longing for my flower gardens

By on 10-14-2011 in Original photos, Places to See

Not sure what these are but they were my mother’s day present from my youngest son and his wife last year. So pretty.

flowers

Is there anything better than lilacs … the perfume, the colour and they are one of the longest lasting spring flowers.

lilacs

These are apple blossoms from the crab apple tree at the old country house. Those apples made the best apple jelly in the fall.

apple blossoms

How pretty are these apple blossoms. They grow on an apple tree beside our little rental house. What a beautiful surprise that first spring.

apple blossoms

A winter dawn, pick a season challenge

By on 10-14-2011 in Original photos, Places to See

The last challenge for June at the Just Art site was pick a season. We had several parameters we had to meet. I have some beautiful photos of dawn breaking over the trees in the fields behind our old house. I am so glad I had the honour of seeing these sunrises and being able to keep them forever to look back on now that we have moved into the city.

A winter dawn

Solace Journal Page, where I like to go with my thoughts

By on 10-14-2011 in Original photos, Places to See

Solace means quiet, respective contemplation and who better to display this but a Blue Heron sitting waiting for his dinner to swim by, so very very still. Appleton is where the photo was taken, a pretty little town in the Ottawa Valley. It is the same photo I used for the digital piece as well. This page was created for the Art For the Creative Mind yahoo group for January.

Solace Journal Page

Half Past Autumn, December’s mini kit

By on 10-14-2011 in Original photos, Places to See

Half Past Autumn … I love this way of describing the season change between autumn to winter. It is from a poem by Gordon Parks “But I do feel a little teeny right now that I’m just about ready to start, and winter is entering. Half past autumn has arrived.” This kit was created for The Digital Scrapbooking Studio’s December colour challenge with ADB Designs. I have also done a page using ADB Designs pretty little kit and another created with my kit. These photos are from a beautiful autumn day deep in the Ottawa valley.

Ottawa Valley autumn
Page created with ABD Designs mini kit


Page created with my Half Past Autumn kit

Half Past Autumn
Half Past Autumn