|I'm crazy about the way the evening sunlight filters through these huge trees at a neighbour's just up the road.|
Edited to add this late-breaking Canada Day news: I've just added a post to my reading blog -- a Canadian author's latest release, a wonderfully juicy, well-written mystery novel that's perfect for a day in the hammock.
That's it. Putting my maple leaf down now. But I'm happy to celebrate the beauty immediately around me today, especially because it gives me another excuse to share photographs. I've been walking with my camera in the morning and evening light, trying out skills I learned in a recent DSLR photography class. And as I did last Wednesday, I'm asking you to pick a favourite or two or three. I loved the feedback I got on that post.
|These tiny purple flowers with the outsize stamens will soon become the shiny purple berries of my Callicarpa shrub (common name, Beautyberry!)|
|So hard to decide which of the MANY photos I took of these Oregon grapes against the foliage -- Love the colour contrast and the shapes.|
|I've started a photo file with a nascent collection of wheelbarrow photos -- they're an important component of life here on the island for many of us. We've transported so many materials here via boat and wheelbarrow.|
|The sky one evening here, as we hoped for rain. . . . sadly, those clouds were just a tease. . . .|
|same evening, same non-productive, if beautiful, clouds|
|Evening sunlight casting shadows through my neighbour's gate.|
|This old jeep has been an island fixture for years, as has its elderly owner. Sadly, I haven't seen much of R. lately, and I'm wondering how much longer the jeep will be around. Changes...|
|Detail of an old rowboat left to break down in the grass at what was once a holiday resort. . . .|
|Two abandoned rowboats and a swathe of morning light. . .|
Meanwhile, though, we will (still, always?) have Paris. That is, I have one more Paris Eating post coming up next. There'd be a What I Wore post coming too except that all it would feature is me in a light cotton shift and Birkenstocks, day after hot day after hot day. 'Cuz I'd never show you me in a bathing suit trying to cool down in the ocean, nor me in an old pair of too-big Gap khakis and an old shirt of my husband's and an old faded pink sunhat and gardening gloves trying to (hand) water and weed before it gets too warm in the morning. Still no rain in the forecast.
While it's here, though, I'd better do my best to enjoy the sunshine, ominous though the drought might be. So I'm off to sit in the shade with a book (Karl Ove Knausgaard's A Death in the Family -- have you read it?)