not forgotten

It’s been a long time since I’ve been here.  My sincerest apologies. Life throws curve balls, and while you are sorting out the fall out, time marches on.  Quickly it seems.

My mother unfortunately suffered a stroke in April and while she is doing well now, things have been anything but normal. Ironically the first thing I gave up when the time crunch hit was my photography.  It brings me such joy, yet I dropped it like a stone.  A curious thing.  One I am still pondering.

In the mean time, my first post “back at it” is of a long time beloved subject - flowers.

The photo above was taken this week on a hike at Kelso Conservation Area.  We have had some lovely cool weather (much cooler than normal for this time of year) which not only made the trek up the escarpment quite comfortable but has also meant a later spring and delayed bloom times.  This bank of poppies growing near the old Alexander farmstead at the foot of the hills were nearly finished but still lovely enough for a photo. I just adore the vibrant colour and tissue paper texture of the petals.  And the purple black colour of the stamen... the perfect accent.

Of course poppies always make me think of  Remembrance Day, and ironically today is the 69th anniversary of D-Day.  The turning point of World War II.  How fitting then that the photo I chose to process and post today would be of a poppy - the symbol of remembrance.

So time may pass, and change may cause a distraction, all is not forgotten.  I’m thrilled to be back. Hope you’ll join me again soon for more posts.


Halton Regional Museum, Kelso Conservation Area
Ontario, Canada
June 2013

Nikon D700, 28-300 mm, f/3.5-5.6Single raw, hand held,  processed in Lightroom then over to Photoshop for polishing with Color Efex Pro & Noiseware.

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