Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Photo Dump

"Why hurry over beautiful things? Why not linger and enjoy them?"
- Clara Schumann -

The world is full of beautiful things. From the breathtaking landscape to the miraculous unfurling of a tiny flower bud to the majestic rainbow after the darkest storm...it is all around us. Waiting to be discovered. Waiting to be appreciated.

We all have our own way of slowing down in this fast paced world to take notice of all these beautiful things. Mine is through my camera lens. One photo at a time.

Here is this week’s round of photos...

The end of winter is not a very pretty sight.

One of my favourite things is visiting country friends.

I'm looking forward to some greenery after a long and hard winter.

Isn't this terrific camouflage? Talk about blending into your surroundings.

There is always something beautiful waiting to be discovered along country roads.

A close-up shot of a modern building in downtown Kingston.

My daughter's ferret, Spaz, posing for the camera.

My cherry tree is full of buds! Yes, spring has managed to get here.

An old and colourful window at my daughter's school.

Serenity


Have a lovely Tuesday!

34 comments:

  1. The school window and the "serenity" photo are a nice dialog.

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    1. Pictures sometimes speak for themselves. An area where there is serenity is always my favourite place to be.

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  2. Martha,
    You are truly a wonderful photographer.
    Love all these shots.
    Serenity is wonderful but so are all the rest as well.
    Great capture od Spaz and how awesome to have buds on your cherry tree, spring has arrived there, yay.

    Have a great day
    Smiles

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    1. That cherry tree is my pride and joy. Just a baby-sized one for now, but it will grow. It's so darn cute.

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  3. The window is beautiful! I have never seen that before.

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    1. I love photographing windows and doors, especially on older buildings. They are so interesting.

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  4. Nice photos Martha! Can't wait for some green around here!

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    1. You and me both! We're starting to see signs of greenery around here, and I am thrilled!

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    1. Thanks, Country Gal! Nice to see you, and I hope you are well.

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  6. Oh these are all so beautiful! Well, the dirty snowbank is more interesting than pretty. :). I mentioned to hubby the other day that one of the things i don't miss in an Oregon spring are the dirty snowbanks we used to see all over Maine in March and April. And he said.. Dirty Snowbanks.. that would be a great stripper name. Lol

    Spaz the ferret looks ver relaxed!

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    1. Thanks, Mary. Yup, that dirty snow is not the prettiest thing, but it is exactly what you see this time of year. Can't wait for all the colour that the flowers, trees and grass will bring!

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  7. Wonderful photos, Martha. I'm partial to Spaz, of course :) I've long wondered how my cats would get along with a ferret. Sometimes they have a hard time being polite to one another LOL.

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    1. One of my cats just loves this little furry fellow; the other one is very intimidated by him. But neither one has ever been mean to Spaz, or tried to hurt him. Cats seem to get along much better with ferrets than dogs. I wouldn't feel comfortable putting together a dog and ferret.

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  8. I long to be on the prairie again on a hot summer's day listening to the meadowlarks sing.

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  9. Each photo is so very special m'dear, full of joy and hope and colour, and green oh my heavens, it's always a feast for the eye to visit you :)

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    1. Thank you, Lorraine. Photography really speaks to me. It is a hobby that relaxes me more than anything else.

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  10. I will now Martha. Thanks.

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    1. I hope your day was great, Jim! You certainly understand the joy photography brings.

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  11. Spaz gets my Top Pick for the day. Great shot. And thanks again for letting me snag your scary clown. I used it today, instead of saving it for Saturday. Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. Spaz is the cutest little critter; very sweet and docile. I love photographing him, but it is not easy; he's always running around, and it's difficult to get even one decent shot. So when I finally snap one that's nice, I'm jumping for joy...hahaha...

      I've been missing posts from your blog and some others. Blogger and Bloglovin' haven't been showing them. I don't know what's up with that. I'll have to check out the one you sent me a link to.

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  12. gorgeous photos Martha! wow that cherry tree is not wasting any time! that was quick.

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    1. Thanks, Christine. Yup, that cherry tree is ready to take off!

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  13. Great variety of photos for this post. I like the weedy old farm yard.

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    1. There is always some great to photograph out in the country. It's one of my favourite places to explore.

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  14. Wonderful, wonderful pictures!! I always love your animal photos :)

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    1. I LOVE photographing animals. They are a favourite subject.

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  15. That picture of the piled up snow is how it looks around here! all dirty. only pretty for a short while.

    love the bit of blue of the duck HAHaa love ferrets … Spaz .. how cute ~ your photography is amazing as always, Martha … look at the cherry tree … and he serenity … oh, man

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    1. Snow at the end of winter is just horrible. The city looks so dirty. Some rain is needed now to clean things up.

      Spaz is a real sweetie! He's hard to photograph, but once in awhile I get the chance.

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