I have some serious catching up to do on this little old blog of mine. My world now completely (and happily) revolves around my daughter. I still love being outdoors, but my hands are occupied by guiding her wobbly footing and my eyes are focused on what she is putting in her mouth. I bring my camera everywhere, though it often doesn’t leave my bag. But between taking photos of her (my favourite dynamic, ever-changing muse) I notice the way the light dapples through a rosebush and I try to capture a little moment for myself.
Here in Ottawa we look forward to May, the time of year when the tulips start to bloom. I love the sweeping, colour-blocked displays that are planted in the parks, but moreover I enjoy a few random tulips here and there in the gardens we see along the sidewalk. Flowers of different types, colours, shapes and heights are the most charming to me when planted together.
While we don’t have anything worth sharing from our own garden yet, here are some of my favourite tulip photos from this spring. Click HERE to see tulips from years past.
It feels like it’s been a slow spring, but maybe that’s because winter felt so long! Little babies do not enjoy playing in the snow. It made for some long, cozy days inside.
Now that the weather has been warming up, we made a quick visit to the Arboretum to see what was waking up. I am always distracted by last year’s hydrangeas. Their delicate, papery petals are one of the few flowers that remain all winter long.
Fall is all about flamboyant colours: fiery red, pumpkin orange and lemony yellow. I know I’ve said it before, but I prefer its softer side. Plum, coral, sage, blush, and its endless palette of faded browns are so peaceful. Instead of colours roaring like fire, faded leaves and dried flowers glow peacefully in the autumn sun.