Photo Challenge #27 / Shadows

20200701ma_0759“Sunshine in the Garden” / Theme: Shadows

A little about this photo…

I saw this shadow while out working in the garden one morning and thought it would be the perfect way for me to use this photo prompt. I love how the sun shines through the little in-cut flower details along the top of the can. (For those who are curious, those are cucumbers and beets growing in the background.)

Please note: This is not the watering can I use to water. It’s more of a decorative one that hangs out in the garden. Because… well, yes, water does come out of those flower cut-outs. That’s not exactly practical even if it IS beautiful!


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Photo Challenge #26 / Plant

20200614ma_0717“Dino-Stick” / Theme: Plant

A little about this photo…

I found this stick lying on the ground. And I was so intrigued by it, I picked it up. Because, well, doesn’t it look like some prehistoric dinosaur? May I present to you, Dino-Stick. (But sadly, I’m afraid this guy might be last one of its kind.)


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Photo Challenge #25 / Take Note

20200619ma_0721“Notebook” / Theme: Take Note

A little about this photo…

I just cracked open my newest writing notebook! Always fun to start a new book. The clean, crisp pages! Of course, the pen there is just for the “promotional purposes” of this photograph. (That is, I don’t really write with such a fancy pen in my notebooks. This is one of my calligraphy pens, but as you can see, one that has never really been used. Just look at that clean golden nib!)


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Photo Challenge #24 / Quality of Light

20200612ma_0690“Stained Glass” / Theme: Quality of Light

A little about this photo…

There’s just something about the light that comes through stained glass. I love the different shades of colours. And the patterns. I also like how you get a glimpse of the treeline outside. Just enough to know it’s there.


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Photo Challenge #23 / Treetops

20200528ma_0414“Reaching Skyward” / Theme: Treetops

A little about this photo…

I took this photo after a visit to our local lilac garden. While it’s not quite the sky I was hoping for⁠—a nice sunrise, anybody?⁠—I did find myself drawn to those clouds. And, as you can imagine, the fragrance of this place is amazing. All because of those beautiful blossoms reaching skyward.


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Photo Challenge #21 / Peaceful

20200520ma_0366“After the Rain” / Theme: Peaceful

A little about this photo…

There’s nothing quite like listening to a babbling brook as water trickles over rocks, is there? We came upon this peaceful spot in a hiking area. The weather has finally warmed up and the leaves are popping out everywhere. I love the month of May!


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Photo Challenge #20 / What a Sight

20200509ma_0340“Robin in the Snow” / Theme: What a Sight

A little about this photo…

This is a shot from last Saturday when it snowed. In May. It doesn’t usually snow in May around here. Fortunately, this is about as bad as it got, but it was enough to confuse the birds. Like this robin. And that’s where my choice of prompt comes in: What a Sight to see a robin in the snow in the month of May.

I wonder what that poor robin was thinking…


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Photo Challenge #19 / Blue Skies

20200505ma_0331“Flower and Sky” / Theme: Blue Skies

A little about this photo…

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, so I’m posting this flower in honour of all the mothers in my life. (Of course, I only have one mother. But there’s also my grandma and aunt, my sister and sisters-in-law, and friends galore!)

The sky was a particularly beautiful shade of blue the day I shot this. Happy Mother’s Day!


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Photo Challenge #18 / Greenery

20200430vixia_2722“Under the Grow Lights” / Theme: Greenery

A little about this photo…

My tomato seedlings are growing well! It’s nice to see the greenery inside the house. The leaves outside are just starting to come out. And our tulips and daffodils are in full bloom. But these guys get to stay indoors a little bit longer before they get planted outside. One thing I find fascinating is that, while I planted all the seeds at the same time, some of the seedlings are a lot bigger than others. (You can see some of the smaller ones in the background.)

Note: I love how the purple light of the grow light can be seen in this photo.


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