….thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts
Some of my favourite subjects for photography are bees on flowers and birds. I find photographing birds more difficult because I can’t get close enough with my iPhone and I need to use my ‘big’ camera with the telephoto lens. I don’t always have the camera with me because it is awkward and heavy but when I do it takes superior shots of birds.
The last two weeks have been very busy for me, mostly with my art show. Preparing the art itself over the last two months has been a busy time but hanging the show, preparing for the opening, driving to the gallery six times to meet with friends, and then taking the show down and packing it up has taken up hours of time. Now I have to deliver the pieces that were sold. I’m exhausted but in a good way.
Of course life goes on in between trips to the gallery. I started baking again at the Inn, I played Bridge with a group of friends, attended a Zoom meeting for the Exhibition Committee at WAAC, paid bills and for three days in a row I helped prepare the lawn bowling rink to get ready for the opening of our season. Things that didn’t get done were housework, laundry and gardening. This morning I started to clean up the back garden and filled up one bag of yard waste. It’s a start.
Where do I start with the prompt ‘garden’? It seems that at least 50% of my posts are around flowers. I’ve decided to go back and find some of the more interesting gardens that I’ve visited over the years.
Some gaps are manmade, like the gap created by beams on the underside of the observation deck overlooking Fundy Bay in New Brunswick but for me the ones made by nature are the most interesting. The following photos are from Hopewell Rocks, NB and the last one was taken on Prince Edward Island. That one is pretty far off in the distance but I included it because after a second wind storm, shortly after I left, took it down.
When I thought of the word ‘content’ my mind went immediately to the meaning, ‘a state of pleasure or being satisfied’. Of course it also means ‘subject matter’. Which do you think I chose to represent?
Today we attended College Royal at the University of Guelph. In the Food Science building the students made milkshakes. This has always been a popular event but we have not seen it since 2019 because of COVID-19. Clearly people were happy to see it come back. The line-up was huge. We heard that the students were prepared to sell 4000 shakes.