Project 366

A project I undertook in 2012 to share one photograph I took each day of that leap year. The subjects are diverse and show the development of my own photographic skills as I learned how to use my camera and compose photographs as I wanted them to be seen and enjoyed.

Blackberry Promise-142/365

This flower, from a wild blackberry just seems like a tiny world, so much going on, the closer you look. And this holds the promise of fruit for the summer. It's going to be a good year for them as they are everywhere in the hedges and at the edge of the woods. Plenty for the birds and us to eat and freeze.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

HQSP Flowers #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

Aquilegia (Columbine)-141/365

Sometimes you just have to get down at ground level and look up to see the best things. These hang their heads and so the only way to see them and appreciate their full beauty is to do just that. I love Aquilegia, (Granny's Bonnet, or Columbine). These grow randomly in our gardens and self-set in clusters that surprise us early each summer. 

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

HQSP Flowers #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#floralfriday +FloralFriday by +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson +Eustace James

The Squash Game

The squash game - Ellie Kennard 2014
The squash game – Ellie Kennard 2014

Original posting: From my Project 366 of 2012: The Game of Squash-140/365

I was at the Dartmouth Sportsplex last weekend and happened to look through a window down at one of the squash courts. I have never seen the game of squash played this way, but it sure looked like way more fun….

Pure and Simple-139/365

Natural, simple, clean and pure. They have very short lives, but they are so beautiful and give such joy to those who see them. Whether wild or cultivated, flowers are perfect works of art.

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

Waiting at the Edge of the Field (6 months old)-138/365

A dog is still a puppy until about 8 months of age (when they are officially adolescent) and you can see that at 6 months Joni's ear has decided to flop into the front of her forehead once again, as she still has growing and developing to do. She is looking more adult now, though still is very slender as the breed often is. She is as intense as ever over her ball, but this time she is waiting for it to be thrown for her in the field. And behind her the field is white with dandelion seeds, making a perfect backdrop for her.  Her eyes are still striking, but this time in their intensity as she wills me to throw that ball for her. She is also learning slowly to walk on a leash with a bit of decorum. In spite of our combined best efforts at the moment it's still a bit like walking an erratic (and strong) yo-yo. But it is slowly getting better.

#dogloversworldwide +DOG LOVERS Worldwide by +Robert SKREINER 

#hqspanimals  +HQSP Animals curated by +Alejandro J. Soto +Krystina Isabella Brion +Andy Smith

#noapologies #bordercollie #puppy #JonisDiary  #AdayinthelifeofJoni #fansofJoni

Floral Flounces – 137/365

Now where was I? Mostly having busy and fun times which have kept me from the computer, but I still had my camera, waiting to post my images when I could. My computer time is limited, but I will post as I can. Enjoy your summer!

This was a photo taken last week, using the macro lens. Steven gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers (remember, always have flowers…). The macro lens makes these flower petals look like the soft silk flounces of a beautiful skirt.

#macro4all +Macro4All by +Walter Soestbergen +Bill Urwin  +Thomas Kirchen

HQSP Flowers #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

HQSP Macro #hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

Growing Pains Can Bring Tears-136/365

Last week the rain and warm temperatures brought a spurt of growth and suddenly my favourite plants and flowers are stretching their leaves and opening their blossoms. The new leaves here looked as if they were cocooned in tears as they grow.  I wish everyone a happy few days with balmy weather and the rain if you need it. As it falls on you remember how those drops look on this and know that these are the same drops that fall on you. 

The last few days have been hectic (and the next few will be, too), so I will post as I can.  I will also answer comments as I can as I really appreciate them all! 🙂

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

HQSP Natural Other #hqspnaturalother +HQSP Natural Other curated by +Daniel Taylor +Joakim Hagen Abrahami +Stefanie Schächtel

#WaterDropWednesday +WaterDropWednesday  by +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht +Teresa Linstead and +Valerij Karpinchik

#wetwednesday  +Wet Wednesday by +Jen Baptist

After the Rain-135/365

These are my absolute favourite tulips that we have in the garden. There are just two flowers that appear, each year. And they seem to last for weeks before dying off. I was photographing these at the time of the raccoon saga and just yesterday after a sudden downpour I happened to see that they are still there, but soon will be over.  So here they are, early for #tulipsaturday  curated by +Measie Elizabeth, +Marilyn Benham +Eustace James 

For FloralFriday  curated by  +Tamara Pruessner +Beth Akerman +Eustace James +Kiki Nelson #floralfriday +FloralFriday
For FLOWER POWER  curated by  +Edith Kukla #flowerpower +FLOWER POWER
For FlowerFriday  curated by  +Angie Davila +FlowerFriday

HQSP Flowers #hqspflowers +HQSP Flowers curated by +Kawthar A +Krystina Isabella Brion +Maria B-R +Zita Nahm +Kanlaya Chungsangornpornsuk

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

And also  to thank +Photo Mania Canada with +Giselle Savoie and +Mark HELM for including me in their shared circle.

Just Across the Road-134/365

We have lived here for 17 years and the day before yesterday was the first day I discovered this lovely spot. It is at the foot of the neighbour's garden and I had never gone down there. Yesterday evening there was a lovely warn evening light. This is a view looking back up towards the village.

#365project +G+ 365 Project by +Simon Davis-Oakley +Patricia dos Santos Paton

HQSP Landscape  curated by  +Anja Wessels +Hallie Guilfoyle +Michael Garza +Nader El Assy +Vinod Krishnamoorthy +Luca Ferroglio +midori chan #hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape

#bellesphotos +Belles photos by +Jean-Louis LAURENCE +Claudya Bonnet

#landscapephotography +Landscape Photography +Landscape Photography Show +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Kevin Rowe +Johan Peijnenburg +David Heath Williams +Tom Hierl +Carolyn Lim +Howard L. Smith +Kai Kosonen +Sheila B. DuBois +Toshi Nakamura +David Pilasky +Bill Wood