Sunday, July 27, 2014

End of July

 Canada Thistle  seed heads

Yikes! Can it be nearly August already?

 Mid Summer at one of my favourite marshes

Largest square: Female mallard and painted turtle. Moving clockwise: Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), Red Osier Dogwood (Cornus servicea) berries, Evening Primrose (Onagraceae biennis), wild monarda (Monarda fistulosa) and Tansy (Tanecetum vulgare)

Ditch lilies growing amongst Curly Dock (Rumex crispus) seedheads

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46 comments:

Ela said...

Gorgeous collection of photos !
Wonderfully captured the beauty of nature !
Have a great Sunday :)

DeniseinVA said...

A beautiful selection here, a lovely start to my day looking at these. Thank you :)

Jette Hollesen said...

I love the last picture.
Good colours and composition.
Well done!!!

Hugs
JetteMajken

Revrunner said...

After a slow start, summer appears to have finally caught up with Canada. :-)

Sandra said...

be still my heart on the macro of the lilies. AWESOME shot and the duck and the turtle are wonderful...

eileeninmd said...

A lovely mosaic and beautiful flowers. The duck and turtle are cute! I love the lily! Happy Sunday!

Kathy said...

I don't think I've ever heard of a ditch lily. It must be closely related to the day lily. This photo is one of your very best!

Abraham Lincoln said...

All nice photos and descriptions.

Birdman said...

Whooooooosh! Bye July!

A Quiet Corner said...

I was just thinking the same thing this morning...hard to believe that July is nearly over!! Loving the lilies amongst the seedheads!!!...:)JP

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi EG No it is still July. Don't wish the days and life away!! I still have 4 more day to go until august. Now these are beautiful images of God's nature and your great talent as a photographer.

NatureFootstep said...

I too think this summer vanished too fast. So many gorgeous images you produce. :)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your ditch lily!

Mersad said...

Time does fly, but July is not over yet. I for one will enjoy every day left in this wonderful month. Love your summer images.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Nice series of photos.. lovely collage! Awww.. Mr. Turtle. I am not a fan of summer and we could certainly use some rain but I have to say this has been the bestest summer in two years! So I won't be wishing for fall right now like I usually am.. :)

TexWisGirl said...

love the 'clean' turtle! ours are always gunked with algae. :) sweet photos.

Karen S. said...

I dislike the fact that July is nearly over! My gosh it seems it went by in a zip! If only winter months worked that quickly. I swear even thought the days are shorter in winter (for daylight anyway) they seem to be endless. But your photos sure captured the special, sweetness of summer days. Oh summer don't go away so soon!

Debbie said...

lots of beauty, all the way around!!!

i have enjoyed summer but i love all seasons so the progression does not bother me!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Gardens are in full vigour, and even I succumbed to taking some daylily photos this morning.

RedPat said...

Hard to believe that it will be August this week. The next thing you know, the Exhibition will open and that means summer is going fast!

Rose said...

At night the 'fall bugs' are calling here...hard to believe that it is almost August. I enjoyed your photos..as always they are wonderful.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful collages here EG and yes I know .. where is the time going so speedily! You just know what I'm going to say next don't you :) not long before Christmas.. sorry :)

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! I often wonder with animals of such difference like a turtle and duck what they make of each other when they meet.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Summer is sure flying by..love the shot of the turtle on the log and the mallard.

Roan said...

I'm not looking forward to summer's end. I sure hope winter is nicer to us this year. Beautiful flowers and love that last shot!

Lowell said...

Always love your collages! Yes, it's hard to believe that August arrives in less than a week. But for us, August and September will still be hot. We're hoping for a cool down in October! Then all the snowbirds begin to arrive!

The Ditch lily shot is magnificent!

Ginny said...

The seed heads are unusual and gorgeous! Also the lily with the dock. But how did I miss your amazing hollyhocks below?? You have truly transformed them, so gorgeous!! Oh, I see, you posted twice today? Well, I can see why, these are all too good to not post!

Linda W. said...

Sigh...this summer is going by way too fast. Nice collection of photos.

maryaustria said...

A wonderful collection of flowers! So beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Stunning shots! Love the flowers and that turtle!

Kate said...

Love the collage as well as those beautiful lilies!

Randy said...

I love the shot of the lillies.

Carver said...

Beautiful summer shots. I love the seed heads and colorful flowers and all the shots for that matter.

Jack said...

Those Dutch lilies are spectacular, EG!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That last picture is exceptionally beautiful.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots. You spent so much time at the hospital it's a wonder your garden bloomed. It loves you. MB

Halcyon said...

The summer is going too fast!!!!

llandudnopictures said...

Very summery shots!

Kerri Farley said...

AWESOME captures! That Lily is amazing!

Marie said...

Love your images, especially the daylilies and curly dock! Our grandson was taken to buy new school clothes and get his glasses this weekend. It's almost time fo0r school to start here (it starts pretty early in AZ but that's one sign that summer is on the wane!)

orchid Miyako said...

I LOVED 'the Canada Thistle '; just reminds me of the dandelions' white seed heads♡♡♡ Wonderful collection of the nature pictures, EG♫♫♫

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Leora said...

Just love your turtle! The lily is a beauty. As for July ending, it's OK with me - I love the weather of early fall. Planning a whole day hike with my husband next week - we haven't done that in 20 years. Overdue.

Felicia said...

beautiful summertime images. seems hard to believe it's almost august already.

edenhills said...

All beautiful shots. Love the last one of the lily. I can't believe it's almost August!

Laura said...

Oh how beautiful! The last photo especially caught my eyes.

Rambling Woods said...

I know..where did the time go..Lovely collection Tina...hope August weather is a little more dry...Michelle

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