It will a few weeks yet, the buds of the Magnolia tree that is touchable from the front door step will release huge flowers come spring. Even now, in a quiet way, they are enjoyable to look at.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.8
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Taken: 25 February, 2023
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/2000s

By |2023-02-25T12:13:37-05:00February 25th, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden, trees|0 Comments

Winter Flowers – getting “arty”

Getting to grips with the 250 page instruction manual for my new camera I struggled through the garden snow to find this winter-dried flower head from a PG Hydrangea. Interestingly, it was better (to my eye) in monochrome than colour … anyway, colour original below.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: LEICA Q2
  • Taken: 17 February, 2023
  • Focal length: 28mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

By |2023-02-17T14:33:09-05:00February 17th, 2023|flowers, garden, plants|0 Comments

Plant Portrait – Rosa glauca

Rosa glauca

Once known as Rosa rubrifolia … the flowers only appear for about a week but the hips at the end of the year are enormous.

R. glauca is a species rose, which is to say that the variety is unchanged from its original form in the wild. It is native to Europe and thrives in mountainous regions and in climates as frigid as Zone 2

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 2 June, 2021
  • Focal length: 10.4mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2021-06-06T12:27:44-04:00June 5th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments

Surviving the Frost

Magnolia stellata

We had a couple of lat April cold nights with snow this spring just as the Magnolias were flowering and expected the worst. But surprisingly our trees at least came through … last year we had no flowers on this tree as the squirrels ate all the buds so having flowers in 2021 was important.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 23 April, 2021
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2021-04-23T17:58:08-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments



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
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