Spring Apple Blossoms in the sunshine

The Apple Blossoms are beautiful, and I was hopefuly we would get through spring without frost, and maybe, just maybe, there would be some fruit on our little tree this year.  Keep your fingers crossed, because the weather man said there is a chance of frost tonight in the Calgary area, maybe not the city, but outlying areas……………

Spring Apple Blossom


Yesterday the sun was shining, people were out enjoying the parks and pathways.  I was out enjoying the flowers. In the backyard we have an apple tree, still small, only a couple of years old. It is covered with small white flowers, that are just starting to open, and it is beautiful.  We have never had fruit off the tree, frost has always killed off the buds, this year is a late bloom and we are hopeful. 

 That is spring, lots of beautiful flowers, and hope for the coming crop! What did you enjoy yesterday?

Tiger Lily and sunshine

In desperate need of a little sunshine today……….I bring you the Tiger Lily.

Calgary, in the rain – all day!

The weatherman warned about record rainfall through to Saturday – hopefully clearing by Saturday, hopefully sunny on Sunday.

Karen and Jon, engaged and soon to be married


It was really nice to spend time with Karen and Jon, get to know them a little better. They are excited about the wedding. Karen and I were talking about how much there is to do when planning a wedding.  Thing to think about, people to talk to and co-ordinate, so many people and things to consider. Then I gave her one more………….

I asked her to think about how much time we would have between the wedding ceremony and the reception, and what order we should do the formal group/family and portrait shots, and of course the stickiest question, who is in what group, how many groups, and (my favorite) who in the family or wedding party can she give a list to, that will help me keep track of the groups and get them organized.  Just something else to think about and talk to her family about.

I will meet Karen and Jon at the rehearsal, this is where I hope to meet everyone, and we are hoping to check out the locations for portraits before the reception.

Macro Tiger Lily and Rain, Marco



The Tiger Lilies are blooming, and today they are covered in rain. I have read that Tiger lilies are very easy to grow, and once you cut off one blossom another one quickly replaces it. There are some varieties of tiger lily that will bloom straight from late June through to the first frost. This lily is also a very aggressive flower that can grow into big bushes that can quickly overtake the entire garden if you don’t prune often.

We have planted a few of these wonderful flowers in the garden, and I am hoping they take over the small patch, bloom from June to September and bring sunshine to the garden.  I will let you know how it goes!

Karen and Jon, at Prince’s Island Park, Calgary Alberta

Karen and Jon take a break at Prince’s Island Park, and enjoy the view of downtown Calgary.  I have been experimenting with different Photoshop actions and different combinations of actions.  I like the partially desaturated image.

Karen & Jon Prince’s Island Park

Karen times two at Eau Clair Market

In Eau Clair Market there is a storefront that is a great place for taking pictures, and I love this image of Karen leaning against the window.  I tried to get a photo of Karen and Jon together, but I just couldn’t make it work.  Continue reading

Karen & Jon, Prince’s Island Park May 15, 2011

The week has been so busy, it seems that time goes by so fast I can hardly keep up somedays. The list of things to do gets longer with each task I tick off as done! But on Sunday I was able to spend some time at Prince’s Island Park, downtown Calgary with Karen and Jon.  It was great to spend some time with them again, explore the park and find some great places for the photos.

I will be posting more photos as the days go by, and tell you a little bit more about Karen and Jon and about some of the great spots located on the island known as Princes Island Park.  Here Jon and Karen found a quiet place among the trees, it would make a great picnic spot in the summer.