Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 314 - Flowers from Marie's Garden

Today after work I stumbled on the St. Patrick Church Restoration Society sidewalk garden on Brunswick Street, dedicated in memory of Marie A. Gordon. Marie's Garden had some nice flowers covered in rain drops.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 312 - Magnolia part 2

Today was another cloudy, overcast day. Ideal lighting conditions for creating a white canvass backdrop for the nearby magnolia.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 311 - Dandelion

Most people view dandelions as a pest. That is unfortunate because the dandelion is considered one of nature's best herbal remedies. The roots and leaves of the dandelion have been used in many cultures throughout history as medicine to treat digestive disorders, bloating, breast maladies, fever, aching joints and skin disorders. It is even used in wine. Sounds like a cool weed to me.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 309 - In Need of Up

Background on this building can be found here.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 307 - Quinpool Colours

Key Lime Pie Salon Spa's painted brick is a welcome change from the blandness that lines Quinpool road. I would be happy if more business owners painted their buildings fun colours.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 305 - Snow on Forsythia

Day 304 - Public Gardens revisited part 2

On Saturday the lack of wind and soft warm lighting - ideal conditions for flowers - led me once again to the Public Gardens.

Day 303 - Public Gardens revisited

Dropped into the Public Gardens on the way home from work on Friday. Ah, the return of nature's magical colours.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 302 - Public Gardens

Yessss! The Public Gardens opened yesterday.

Day 301 - Shootings

Queen St. crime scene. There have been 11 shootings in the past several weeks in Nova Scotia. This needs to stop.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 299 - Light Boxes on Oland Brewery

Since day 242 I have been keeping an eye out for reflected light as a subject. The resulting shapes can be intriguing. Today after work, while driving past the rear of the Oland Brewery, I noticed this checkered pattern dancing on the side of the building. The box shapes danced for 15 minutes or so and were gone.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 298 - Cat

Neighborhood Cat. He/she/it looks unimpressed with me.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 296 -Gloom

Sad grave stone carving. Old Burying Ground.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 292 - Film

I just came across an old roll of (now discontinued) Fujicolor Reala film and Delta 4X5 film (for my view camera). I am tempted to give the digital camera a rest and get out the old film cameras. I miss the look of film. I was peeved when the Reala line ended, it had exceptional colour accuracy and just the right amount of punch.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 291 - Mini Eggs

Happy Easter! Cadbury mini eggs, our favourite Easter treat.

Day 290 - Easter Lily

Day 289 - Pink Daisy

Day 288 - Out of Commission

I sprained my ankle playing hockey on Wednesday so it will be Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation for a few days. I am not a fan of frozen peas but they do come in handy as an ice pack. Ho, ho ho! Green Giant. I must say the early Green Giant commercials were really creepy.