Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I processed a few more shots taken last fall and it was pretty easy to come up with a theme.

Without a whole lot of further ado....

The rusty old wheelbarrow below has been at the family cottage for ages. It often catches my photographer's fancy, especially in early and late light, or even, as in this case, when rain-soaked on a dull day.

These leaves appear to be nestling against the gnarled trunk for warmth.

I'm old school. I think black and white are colours. (If this puss was mine, I'd call him "Smudge.")

The fence below circles much of the pond near Hilary's place. It's a new addition and has aroused mixed feelings among the locals. I'd druther it was never erected. But I won't turn down a shot when I see one. And like the leaf trapped below, the fence has served up a nice photo or three.

Although a tad under-exposed, I like the jewel-like tones of some of the colours in the following shot. And yes, there's that fence again, lurking in the background.

The dead tree in this next photo is a favourite subject of mine and Hilary's. There is a grandeur to its slow decay. Each month or two, a new branch is lost or broken but the main tree continues to stand. I salute it in the only way I can.

The soft, pastel tones of the maple leaves below are something of a rarity in my experience.

More often, they look like these:

Like an aging Hollywood goddess, the rose below clings fiercely to her fading glory, despite November's approach.

I guess that'll do 'til next time. Hope you enjoyed.

PS - Thanks to all who have joined The Nest. I hope to see more of you take the plunge.


  1. Wonderful pics Frank. Too bad about the fence though it was a nice photo with the leaf.

  2. Deja vu all over again, eh? ;)

    I remember many of these beauties including my one and only rose all season. You've photographed them all beautifully.

  3. Wonderful, Frank. I love the rose.

  4. Amazing pics. Enjoyed looking at them all, especially the one with the wheelbarrow.

  5. A keen and discerning eye for all things beautiful.

  6. Oh, did i enjoy! The leaf that's green but fading is so lovely.

  7. I love all the colorful pics. Nature makes some of the best subjects. That old wheelbarrow is much like the one my parents had for 50 years. Yes, I still have it.

  8. Thank you, Ellen.

    Thanks, Hil. :)

    Thanks, Leah. That's my favourite of the bunch too.

    Thank you, Dawn. :)

    You're nearly too kind, Daniel. ;)

    Glad you liked, mimi. :)

    And you too, Linda. :)

    Thanks all, for taking the time to visit and comment.

  9. Wow - what lovely vibrant shots!

  10. Very nice...almost feels like autumn again. :)

  11. Thanks, ladyfi. :)

    Well Elizabeth, there'll be those who say winter didn't arrive in 2011/12. Just an extended autumn. :)

    Thanks both, for taking the time. :)

  12. VEry lovely colours Frank. I do like the rose though.

  13. the colors are amazing
    I like rusty things
    and I love Smudge the cat

    sorry about not being around the Nest much, life is just so daily lately

  14. Thanks for the visit, Dianne. And the Nest will be waiting for you when your sked permits. (But we miss you.)

  15. Okay, you've fulfilled my yen for fine photography. Thanks :)

  16. They're all beautiful, Frank. You really have a gift for photography. My favorite is the rose, but a close second is the one with the "under-exposed jewel colors."

  17. You're welcome, Pauline. :)

    Thank you, Linda. I'm fortunate to have good equipment.