Saturday, May 25, 2013

Saturday Morning Post


A picture album for the week that was.....


Lone tulip in our garden.


Japanese Moon Maple beginning to display it's leaves.


Our 'Elizabeth' Butterfly Magnolia is also opening up.


 As is this blossom on the 'Teddy Bear' rhododendron.


Butterfly Magnolia blossom shedding it's winter coat.


Wild blueberry blossoms at the park.


Foggy scene at Point Pleasant Park in Halifax.


Colour is more concentrated in fog, don't you think?


Closing in on Copper Beech leaves.


Fog can't and won't stop this sailor.


And away they go....


Very Zen waterfall at the park.


A Chickadee near a native Bilberry tree in the park.


Very friendly Chickadee.


Fresh spring growth.


A view into the Halifax Public Gardens.


Through the iron fence.....


Very patient Sophie.


Colourful homes in Halifax....




On the way to bridge to head back to the eastern shore.






31 comments:

  1. Excellent collection!!
    I enjoyed the ride.
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  2. An excellent assortment of spring beauty in your neck of the woods! Great shot of the chickadee. Have a lovely weekend!

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    1. I didn't realize I caught the one of it in flight. And a good weekend to you too! Up early, I see.

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  3. A little big of fog can really enhance a shot, can't it? Great photos, all of them!

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    1. It sure can, Debra! And I love to take advantage of it this time of year. Thanks, it was a busy photo week for us.

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  4. Hi Jim, I absolutely love this series of photos!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Linda. Our cool spring this year has kept the flowers around for a little longer than usual.

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  5. Beautiful round of photos, Jim! From the looks of it, you've had a wonderful photography week. This time of year, there are so many fantastic photo opportunities waiting to be discovered.

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    1. As soon as it stops raining we plan to 'find' new locations around the city....with Sophie in tow! Thanks Martha.

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  6. Jim, as always I love your photos and the perspective that they are taken. I've gotten out of the habit of taking my camera with me everywhere and I need too because so often I'll see something and wish I could just capture that moment--Your photos remind me of why I need too!

    Enjoy your day, and my best to Ron and Sophie!

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    1. Thanks Kim! When I forget to take or just don't take my camera, it seems something will pop out at me and then I wish I had! I know what you mean. Good to see Carl out and about!!

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  7. The colors of the houses make me think of Berkeley, where the houses look like Easter eggs. I think the tulip is my favorite flower.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I think maybe there are always a few of these brightly coloured houses in every city, Janie. The tulip is a very graceful and upright flower.

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  8. I always enjoy your photos, but I especially loved this post, especially Sophie looking out the car-

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    1. The car is Sophie's 'second home', Kathy!! She is so used to the routine now and knows we will be making a number of 'stops' before getting back home. Have a great weekend Kathy!

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  9. I am behind reading blogs as we went close to Nashville, TN, because our daughter had a baby girl ten days ago. I looked back at all your posts though because they are so lovely and your photos are excellent. Here we do not get fog often, just after a rain sometimes when it is very warm and the heat comes up from the wet roads. By Monday for example they are predicting 90 degree F (32 C.) The most fog I saw was once driving back to St. John’s, Newfoundland, we really could not see the car in front of us, it was scary. We went to Nova Scotia once but the trip was too short – I miss Canada and would like to return there soon.

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    1. Hello! Good to see you again! Yikes,90 degrees! That would send this fog flying!! lol
      I've seen the fog in Newfoundland too....puts ours to shame.

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    1. Thanks Pat. Pretty varied this week.

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  11. Lovely, as always, fog makes pics so special, and the wee bird, lovely when he/she is perching. Your tulip colour is stunning, like- wise the greenery, all telling you that spring has arrived. Hope you are having a great weekend up there. Greetings to all, Jean.

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    1. Hi Jean. That tulip is one that keeps coming back...year after year. The newer tulip hybrids don't return the following year as readily as the older species did.
      Yes spring is here but reluctantly it feels....very cool and overcast. Have a great Sunday in NZ!

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  12. Gorgeous photos, love the misty ones and the colourful houses.
    Xx

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    1. Thanks Lyn. Good to see you. Oh yes the misty fog ones, hard to capture sometimes.

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  13. Who could pick a favorite from these wonders? You've captured the magic of a season beginning to unfurl.

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    1. It is, Barb, as you said a very magical time of year. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. So many luminous shots! Just gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks so much Fiona. You know how there is always so much to capture.

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  15. Your photos make me want to walk in the fog.

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    1. It can be very nice Terry, as long as you can see in front of you!!

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  16. Love all of your shots in this post. Have been to Halifax twice and just loved it! You have really captured some of the things that I remember!

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