Late Spring in the Garden

It’s the fourth of June, and it’s just about time for the tulips in my mum’s garden to say goodbye and move over for the summer flowers. I thinkĀ I caught their beauty just in time. These photos are completely unedited, not even cropped. This is exactly how they came out of my camera. That’s how gorgeous they are.

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Favourite Thirteen

2013 has been my first year of photography. The year I vowed to take my camera off “auto” and never go back. With the year coming to a close, I’ve been reflecting upon my favourite images of 2013. I’m not a pro by any means, and I know the photos aren’t perfect, but they show who I really am, and what’s important to me, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Happy New Year to my blog followers – may 2014 bring you peace, love and much happiness.

Clouds rolling in over Stonehenge. My favourite day in England.

Clouds rolling in over Stonehenge. My favourite day in England.

When the ground thaws, we should fix this fence. For now, what an interesting winter scene it makes!

When the ground thaws, we should fix this fence. For now, what an interesting winter scene it makes!

Colourful bird houses line this garden fence at Hummingbird & Roses on Nova Scotia's eastern shore.

Colourful bird houses line this garden fence at Hummingbird & Roses on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore.

Cheerful brown eyed susans hug the fenceline on this warm, early autumn day.

Cheerful brown eyed susans hug the fenceline on this warm, early autumn day.

The first day of retirement for Sunny. She settles in nicely with her new "herd".

The first day of retirement for Sunny. She settles in nicely with her new “herd”.

Warming up "Q" for our first test of our first show of the year.  We won overall championship for the weekend. Love that little horse.

Warming up “Q” for our first test of our first show of the year. We won overall championship for the weekend. Love this little horse.

Sunny, dreaming of warmer days and greener pastures.

Sunny, dreaming of warmer days and greener pastures.

Part of the fence line at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm succumbs to its heavy load of snow.

Part of the fence line at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm succumbs to its heavy load of snow.

The windows, balconies and architecture of Paris are unmistakable. When I walk down a street and see a scene like this, I know exactly where I am.

The windows, balconies and architecture of Paris are unmistakable. When I walk down a street and see a scene like this, I know exactly where I am.

These flags, hanging in the cathedral in Salisbury, were carried into battle by the Wiltshire regiment.

These flags, hanging in the cathedral in Salisbury, were carried into battle by the Wiltshire regiment.

While wandering through the aviary at Waddesdon Manor, I noticed this sweet little blue bird peering out at me.

While wandering through the aviary at Waddesdon Manor, I noticed this sweet little blue bird peering out at me.

Preparing for my mom's annual family Christmas dinner.

Preparing for my mom’s annual family Christmas dinner.

We spent a few hours at the top of the tower on our second wedding anniversary. As we left and turned to walk back to our hotel, the tower lights came on. Just for us.

We spent a few hours at the top of the Eiffel Tower on our 2nd wedding anniversary. As we left to walk back to our hotel, the tower lights came on.