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Sanguinaria

Bloodroot

Yesterday there were the very first signs of Sanguinaria shoots pushing up through the cold earth. Today there are extensive clumps of green “fingers” and the first evidence of folded flowers. Almost there.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 April, 2021
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 205.60000610352mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
By |2021-04-07T18:53:37-04:00April 7th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments

Easter Hare – Wild Peace

The above image is a ceramic plaque that we purchased years ago from a gallery in Suffolk. The quotation, I discovered, is only a part of the original (by Yehuda Amichai, an Israeli poet)
 
Not the peace of a cease-fire
not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
but rather
as in the heart when the excitement is over
and you can talk only about a great weariness.
I know that I know how to kill, that makes me an adult.
And my son plays with a toy gun that knows
how to open and close its eyes and say Mama.
A peace
without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,
without words, without
the thud of the heavy rubber stamp: let it be
light, floating, like lazy white foam.
A little rest for the wounds; who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation
to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.)
 
Let it come
like wildflowers,
suddenly, because the field
must have it: wildpeace.

By |2021-04-04T10:42:33-04:00April 4th, 2021|garden, Seasons|0 Comments

Leaving Soon

Common Redpoll

We are into April now and don’t expect any more snow, albeit its still very cold. A small troup of Common Redpolls are still hanging around the garden but are expected to head back north before long. Cheery little fellows.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 2 April, 2021
  • Focal length: 189.7400055142mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2021-04-02T18:07:05-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, garden|0 Comments

Budding

Sambucus canadensis

Canadian Elder … or whatever common name happens to be used in the area you happen to be


** For anyone interested in photography, this image was composed from seven separate photographs at different stacked focus planes to achieve without any out of focus features
. Some of the new computer tools are simply remarkable.


Two days later Day (1 April, but this is real) – welcome to Canadian spring

  • Aperture: ƒ/4.5
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Focal length: 100mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2021-04-01T11:38:05-04:00March 30th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, plants, trees|0 Comments
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