Rare as a day in June…

As noted in the previous entry, I spent part of yesterday honing my ability to photograph…well, pretty flowers, mostly. It appears they’re what’s called my forte.

They make excellent practice subjects, I’ve been telling my artistic ego in soothing tones. True, though; you don’t have to fuss them up beforehand, and once framed in the lens they stay nice and still (except when a ‘playful little breeze’ pops up just as you clik the shutter, damn you Thornton Burgess anyway). Besides which they remain blessedly unconscious of the impulse to play Spielberg. No climbing hydrangea ever told its photographer that “you should’ve waited, my petals were all droopy in that one! Delete it! Have you deleted it yet?!”

Anyway, it is June, and the world is almost deliriously awash with warmth and light, and I feel like revelling in it for awhile…

entrance to fairyland corner

wild roses wiegela

poppies columbine

cocklebells hydrangea

iris petunias

rhododendrons lilies


viola columbine garden

pink twilight daisies

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. rj_anderson
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 13:04:48

    Oh, what lovely photographs! They make me want to make icons…

  2. shing_
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 13:05:54

    Gorgeous pictures. I love the big blue flower and the little white ones — they make me think of butterflies.

    Where was this? Rosedale area?

  3. shoebox2
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 13:06:21

    Thanks! If you want to use any of these, go ahead – I’d be flattered. 🙂

  4. shoebox2
    Jun 08, 2008 @ 13:08:25

    Thanks much.

    Some of these – including the top two – come from Rosedale, and some are from the east side, just past the Viaduct. When you wander a little north of the Danforth, there are some really adorable residential neighborhoods.

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