Sunday, May 18, 2014

My Little Garden

Hello everyone, I told one of my followers (Vera), that I would post some photos of my little garden. It is being worked on right now, to get it to the planting stage. Last year my yard was re landscaped or regraded ( I didn’t think they did a good job). They also put in a tall fence. They planted grass on about half of my yard, I asked them to remove it last year as I don’t want to cut grass every week (re: buy a lawn mower for 2.5 to 3 meters of grass, no thanks). I kept all of my concrete sidewalk blocks so I had to put back 2 and a half rows of blocks in the last 2 weeks (my brother helped me). I still have a few edging blocks to install, but that won’t  take long. Next week I will get some organic fertilizer or compost, to get the garden up to growing standard. I will also ad some peat moss. My yard is very small, only about 12 x 15 feet. It will keep me busy. 

    my little garden 1

 my little garden 2

  my little garden 3

  Well now you know what my little garden looks like. The perennials are coming up and also some weeds that I need to remove. but otherwise the garden is starting to look like a garden, rather than a construction site. By for now.

Monday, March 17, 2014

My First Attempt at Video

Hi everyone, I am posting my first video, the actual video is not very good and it is shaky. My first attempt at movie making is not that bad. So here is my first video and movie that I tried just for you all. Let me know what you think. Good or Bad. I need some good constructive criticism.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

More photos of Greenland Garden Center

I processed more photos of the Garden Center so you may have a good idea of what they have to sell. I am just getting over a cold that has gotten a hold of me (I hate colds). So here are a few more photos that I have taken for you to see.

  Orchid Display copy  

Main Pool Waterfall 2 copy  

                      The long drop   Trees    

   Colorful leaves copy 

   Flowers in Greenhouse Painting copy

              Hope you like the photos. Let me know what you think.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Garden Center

Hello everyone, Today was a beautiful day here in Edmonton Canada, the Temperature was a balmy 7*C and the snow was melting like crazy. Spring is not here yet but I’m not complaining. I figured that it was a good time to take some photos, so I grabbed my cameras and drove off to the Garden Center. I had a coffee and a piece of Apple Pie, it was very tasty. This year the display was not as large as the ones I saw in previous years. It was still very nice, but I was not able to get very many angles of it. The coffee tables were very close and I did not want to disturb anyone. I did get a few very nice photos with the new Camera, I also fiddled with the the movie feature of the new camera. Got 1 very shaky video. Will have to play with it a lot more. I found out that you can’t look through the view finder while taking video, but have to look at the view screen when doing videos.  Here are a few photos for you to look at. I hope you like them.

   Broud view main pool  painting copy

     Greenhouse Kitty Painting copy

         For you Cat Lovers, this is the Greenhouse Cat, pretty young lady she is.

   

   Main Pool Waterfall 2 painting copy 

    Main Pool side photo painting

There you have it, I will show you more photos next time as I have to do some more processing.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

It’s that time of Year

when My Amaryllis are starting to send out flower pods. I have about 6 plants that are going to bloom in the next week or two. I also want to take a trip to the green houses to see what is happening in the display areas of the Garden centers. Can’t wait till the snow is gone and I can get into the garden. I also think that I will be doing some camping this year as I now have a vehicle that I can sleep in. Will keep you informed as to how I am improving with my new hips, who knows I may be doing some dancing later this year. My old Dance partner is bugging me already, so she can dance with me. I guess I will have to get some practice and lessons going some I can remember how to move again (dance moves that is). I’ll put up some of my old Amaryllis photos here untill I get some new ones. I hope you enjoy. 

              Amarylis Watercolor Art copy

        closeup red Amaryllis uotdoors  The Opening of My Red Amaryllis2 copy

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year to all my fallowers and to all that read my blog.

Yesterday afternoon, I finnished my Physio treatments and now I am free to do the exercises that I must do to strengthen my hip muscles so that I can walk properly and without a cane. So now I will have to ride my stationary bike at least every second day and dream of summer days as I am doing it, there is so much snow outside and cold that it is difficult to walk anywhere. Can’t wait for spring to come around. Will have to top up the bird feeders this afternoon so that the birds can cellebrate the new year as well. I went to my friend Russ’s place to bring in the New Year with friends. It was a nice little get together, and I got home at 3 a.m. this morning. I slept in till noon, my oh my what a lazy day. Hope everyone had a wonderful slide into the New Year. In the mean time here is a photo, not sure which one I will pick but I hope you like it.

      Muttart Conservatory22

Monday, December 2, 2013

Bad weather today

The weather is quite bad today so I figured I will stay in and show you what I had gotten a couple or three weeks ago. I was figuring out how to upgrade to a new camera and found I could get one for no cash money, but through Airmiles points. I was looking about 8 months ago at this camera but didn’t have enough points so I looked again one month ago and found that I had enough and went ahead and got it. I’ve been reading up on how it works and playing with it to use the video feature. I have taken a photo of it to let you see what it looks. Hope everyone is keeping warm. Once the storm is over I will take some photos with the new camera, then post them.

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For those of you that want to know what model this is, it is a Canon T3 Camera. Wish I could afford the camera that Adrian has, but this was all I could afford and that will have to do. All my old lenses will work on this camera and that’s why I got it. Oh, I still have my Canon 10D and will keep it, it’s still a very good camera.