L'Etang la Ville - Who would think that this shot was taken in the vicinity of a sprawling City? Those who wonder what these beautiful flowers are will be pleased to learn that they are California poppies.
Mount Rainier National Park - 2016 As I was wondering about this French name so far away from home, I dug a little deeper to find out. As it happens, this has nothing to do with nearby Canada. Mount Rainier was named after rear Admiral Rainier by British Navy Captain George Vancouver, who was a close friend... Continue Reading →
We're nearly done with the easing of the lockdown, which is due tomorrow. Hopefully, there won't be too many cars out in the streets (wishful thinking that is, of course). Meanwhile, let's make the most of these beautiful flowers taken in our garden. Before, and after the storm. Down in the dirt. More macro photography... Continue Reading →
I don't know about you but here, with this lockdown thing, our patience is wearing thin. My Mac keeps nagging me for not backing up for 50+ days to the time capsule which has remained in the office. I've read quite a few pages of "This Sceptered Isle", complete with Winston Churchill's comments, going all... Continue Reading →
The lockdown gave us a chance to discover our garden in the midst of the City. A bit of a luxury if you ask me. Yet, before the lockdown, we were so busy that we hardly ever went there at all. Last Sunday, as I was stretching my legs in our garden while lugging my... Continue Reading →
This is no illusion and there was no tampering with this picture which was only slightly cropped. I captured the droplets at very high speed (1/800 sec), low ISO (100) and at a distance so that the whole picture would be crisp (long depth of field). Shot in the late afternoon of a hot late... Continue Reading →
This is a powerful beast I tell you! From the same Port Royal fountain of which I previously posted the picture of a horse. I could literally spend hours in front of that fountain, it has plenty of animals on it including turtles and those dolphins.