21 April 2010

From the Ground Up

In the last week, the weather has cooled down in the southern most reaches of Ontario, but my garden is still happily chugging away.  Although I would prefer temperatures in the low 70s F at this time of year (Interesting aside:  I like temperatures to be reported in Celsius during the winter months, but as soon as the weather warms up, I revert to Fahrenheit.  It seems that a lot of us crazy Canucks who dwell in border towns can be a bit schizophrenic when it comes to imperial vs metric measurements.  We often switch systems even during the same sentence.  Go figure.), Mother Nature is being a real pistol lately and has decided to stick it to me with temperatures in the low 40s to mid 50s F.  But, on the bright side, at least it's not snowing.

So, yesterday I was in my garden, busily snapping the photos you see here.  When I shoot plants I like to get up close and personal and look them in the eye.  Try it - crouch down and take a close look at the plants all around you.  You'll be amazed at the subtle shadings and the exquisite texture.  The orderly mathematical symmetry of some plants is in direct contrast with the wild abandon of others.  They will amaze you with their quiet splendour.  So, tomorrow on the 20th anniversary of Earth Day, take a few minutes to appreciate the vegetation.   Just be sure to steer clear of the triffids - those buggers are feisty.

12 comments:

KID, MD said...

Oh this makes me want to go outside! Too bad it's dark right now, but I definitely see some outside in the garden time for us today. Your photos are gorgeous!

okie2thfairy said...

This may be a silly comment but these flowers bloom in our Spring and now you're seeing them in fall? Am I totally backward here? Beautiful by the way.

Toby Wollin said...

I think you can fight the triffids thing if you use a face mask and lab goggles. And neoprene gloves.

Trudy Callan said...

Lovely photos.

Jen said...

Awesome garden.

The Slapdash Sewist said...

Amazing photos!!!

Chris said...

Beautiful!

amber said...

Such beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them with us.

j.kaori said...

Beautiful photos --- thank you for posting them!

Sheila said...

Great pics... making me want to take pics of my azaleas. Your bleeding hearts are gorgeous... love them.

tumblina said...

Sigh. The Maritimes are so slow when it comes to spring. We got dandelions this weekend though!

Mary Beth said...

Love the variety of spring flowers you've got going. Excellent, stand up and holler photos, too!

It's cooled down here, too, such a bummer after the glorious near 90's we had a couple of weeks ago.

I go back and forth with metric and inches in sewing. I think metric is more accurate so I use that in construction but inches when I talk. Oh brother.