Saturday, August 6, 2011

One Of My Favourite Types of Flowers


Friday, July 22, 2011

Lamb's Ear

Lamb's Ear
This flower doesn't get many "petals" on it; it's planted pretty much for the leaves which are soft like a lamb's ear - hence the name. I don't have any shots of the leaves, but I might try and get some in the next few days (if I can get a decent picture with them).

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Looking Up

Along the Dickson Falls Trail in Fundy National Park

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Friday, July 1, 2011

Keeping On With The Theme of Flowers


Friday, June 3, 2011

More Tulips

Purple Tulips

Yellow Tulip in the Sun

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Red Tulip

Red Tulip in the Garden

Friday, May 20, 2011

Tulips In The Garden

Tulips in the garden
The red tulips in the garden were almost in bloom when I took this photo yesterday. Today, they are out but I didn't get out to take their photos though - maybe tomorrow.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bleeding Heart

Bleeding Heart in the garden
The bleeding heart in the garden is beginning to grow and bloom. It's just small right now, but should be bigger and fuller later in the season. Hopefully, I will remember to go out later in the summer and take some photos of it as well.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This was taken last year at Kings Landing. This girl (and several others) was practicing braiding. I think the technique they were learning how to make would be used to make baskets...but I'm not sure.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Cross

Photo and poem copyright 2011, Shelley L. Snyder

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Barrel of Fun

Wooden Barrels
I took this photo at Kings Landing this past summer. Again, it was quite a sunny and hot day, and not really the right time to photograph things. I like the barrells though - all hand made at Kings Landing.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Through The Trees

At Kings Landing
 I was looking through some of the photos I took last summer and decided to post one from them. I may post a few more in the upcoming days, but for now I'll just stick to this one.

On this particular day, it was very hot and obviously sunny. It was definitely not the best time to take photos because of the harsh light, but I still like the shots I took (well, most of them anyway). I hope to get back to Kings Landing again this summer, and hopefully it won't be so hot and sunny - maybe a nice cloudy and not so hot day :o).

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The End Of A Life Cycle

The end of the tulip
 Remember a few posts ago when I posted pics of the pot of tulips I had bought my mom for her birthday? Well, a week or so ago I noticed they had come to the end of their life cycle, and thought they looked pretty interesting. So, I took some photos of what was left.

They're not as pretty as when they are in bloom, but interesting none the less.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Purple and Yellow Crocuses

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Sign of Spring

Yellow Crocuses
The sun had moved around to the other side of the house, so the crocuses are closed. I'm hoping to get some shots of this cluster of yellow ones opened.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Horsing Around

Running Around In Circles
I know the photo isn't the best - a touch out of focus; however, I did like the shot. I took this photo when I was down in Australia in 2009. I believe it was at the Melbourne Zoo, as it is grouped in with all my zoo photos.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pretty Petals

Monday, March 21, 2011

Tip Toe Through The Tulips

Last Thursday was my mom's birthday. I bought her some flowers, and these potted tulips. They've actually grown and opened a lot since then, so I decided to take a few photos of them using the natural light that came in through the back patio windows.

I'm hoping the bulbs survive and she can plant them in her garden (I think in the fall) and grow next spring. Then I can get some photos of them outside. She has a couple of purple tulips in her garden now (or did last spring), and I'm hoping to get some photos of those again this year as well.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Branching Out
I took this photo last week when I was out with my friend on a photo shoot/walk. I don't know if the leaves of this tree are normally brown or not (I assume they are green), but we were surprised they had stayed on all winter.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Missing Oranges

Apples and...garlic??!!
I went to my friend's place last week. She's also in to photography, and knows quite a bit. We were working on some still life photos, and she was passing on her wisdom and knowledge to me. I know the background isn't the best, but I liked it.

We used some apples and a clove of garlic as our subjects and she was showing me different lighting techniques - or rather what the photos would look like using different types of lighting. This photo was done with natural lighting coming from the window in the background window (it was a rather cloudy, grey day).

I'm going to have to try more still life photos as I enjoyed it! She showed me a light box (at least I think that's what she called it) that she had made. It was a box with the top and two sides cut out (enough of the box left to make a frame), and was covered in white material to allow lamp light to come in. She said she puts the item she is photographing in the box, adjusts the lighting, and then takes her shots. I just might have to try that too.

What are your favourite photos to take?

Friday, March 11, 2011

Across The River

Looking over to a section of Riverview

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Long Hot Sunny Days

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Sure, there is a lot wrong with this photo - like it was taken in the harshness of a hot, bright, sunny afternoon (which gives it harsh shadows), but I still kind of like it.

I have no idea what kind of bush this was on, or whether those are seed pods, some kind of berry, or something that will turn into flowers. This was on a bush in Fundy National Park, and I took the photo last summer.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A Taste of Something Other Than Snow

Iris In The Wild
We've had so much snow this winter, particularly since January. And, quite frankly, I'm getting a little sick of it. I decided to post a photo I took last year, early in the summer, to remind me of the beauty that awaits after the snow melts.

Monday, February 28, 2011

The Day After

The Day After The Storm
This past Friday we got yet another snow storm - in fact, it was a blizzard! The next day, on Saturday, it was beautiful, sunny, and a little mild. We were left with a huge snow drift from our front door to about 3/4 of the way down the front walk. It took me nearly 2 hours to shovel, it was that huge. Mind you, about 10 minutes was spent scraping the car off AND taking some photos to document how much snow we have, but rest of the time was shovelling. Today, they are calling for an additional 15-20 cm (like we need more snow!), some freezing rain, warmer temps and rain.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mount Sinai

Sun Rise on top of Mt. Sinai

Selling Souvenirs on top of Mount Sinai

Mount Sinai


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Snowstorm from Feb. 6/11
Here's a photo from the latest snowstorm we had this past weekend. It doesn't look all that bad in the shot, but it was (I adjusted the colour using Elements and that took some of the stormy look out of it). This part of the tree is up quite high, and the snow is right up to it. To be honest, a lot of the snow in that area has been blown over from the driveway (we get it plowed out), but there has been a ton of snow this winter. I'm hoping to get out and take a few shots of it from the driveway. This photo was taken out the front window.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Through The Branches

This is just a snapshot. A couple of weeks ago, I was up early (as I usually am during the weekday in case I get called for work) and was witness to God's beautiful handiwork. I wasn't trying to take the "perfect" photo, but I wanted to capture the colours of the sky before it changed.

Usually the saying goes, "red/pink sky in the morning, sailor take warning" to indicate that there is going to be inclimate weather that day. The morning I took this photo turned out to be nice, though I think later on in the week we had a snow storm

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Icy Fingers

Frozen Icy Fingers
Granted, this isn't the best photo, but I wanted to capture the length of the icicles hanging outside the front window. This shot was taken through the window.

I like the bokeh in the background, the sun of early morning shining through the trees. The white is snow on the branches of an evergreen.