This past weekend was a long weekend for me, woop woop! Does anyone else celebrate Victoria Day besides Canada? I feel like England might, but then again I might be totally wrong here.
In Canada, we usually celebrate Victoria Day with fireworks and barbecues and that sort of stuff, but this year, we skipped out on the festive traditions and headed up to my grandparent's farm instead.
It's not really a farm, it's more like 250 acres of conservation space. They have forests and meadows and ponds; it's absolutely beautiful and I spent all of Sunday walking around and taking pictures. It's such a joy having a camera that can do the place justice! I've done a lot of photography up there before but it was with one of those "early cameras for young children" where the screen is maybe three quarters of an inch across and there is no zoom.
Here are some of the pictures I took whilst on my mini Holiday! All photos are SOOC.
|Sunset the first night over the field.|
|I like the whole silhouetted look, especially at sunset.|
|Grandy and Grandpa's photo wall. I love|
looking at all the old pictures of my
family. It makes me happy. That's my
Mum in the graduation picture.
Isn't she purtyyyy?? :)
|I don't know what kind of tree this is but there were a bunch|
like this one with the peeling bark.
|Ontario represent! This is our national flower, the trillium!|
There you go, there's your fact for the day.
|I just love this path. The pines are lined up perfectly, and in|
the summer, when the branches have needles on them, it's
amazing. I can picture Arwen walking down the trail.
|I just love the vibrant colours in this colour. Green is so lovely.|
|This is probably my favourite picture out of the entire set.|
It must have taken me about five minutes to get this one
to look right.
|So apparently, these are NOT Dandelions! They're|
something to do with feet or cotton or something.
My Dad told me what they were and now I've gone
|This is the third pond.|
|The barn that is now storage and an apartment|
complex to all the raccoons on the farm.
|My Mum and I have dubbed this tree "The Party Tree"|
because it reminded us of the tree in the Hobbit.
|I've always liked the way rusty barbed wire looks.|
|Golden hour is definitely my favourite time to take pictures.|
Again with the whole rust thing. I dunno why, but rust is
just so pretty!
|I'm really happy with the lighting on this one. And I love,|
love, love, love the spring, when everything is starting
to grow. Reminds me of new beginnings.
|Another thing I love looking at is rotting wood or ruins of|
something. These fences are no longer really functional,
but I think they look really nice.
|My ten year old brother wanted me to|
let you all know that he got a bull's
eye after practicing all weekend.
|This is the first pond and right behind the tree on the left is|
|These vines are so pretty. Does anyone else like the way|
the little curly cues on vines look or is it just me?
|The true farm look.|
|Sunset on the last night.|
I hope you've enjoyed this post. I know I certainly enjoyed creating it! :)
On a totally different note, Lyn, are you still out there? I miss my Canadian blogger buddy!
Quote of the Day
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
- T. S. Eliot