I took these photos on the weekend while walking in one of my favorite woods. Some of the photos are taken with Camera+, one with qbro, some with Instagram, and some with Hipstamatic.
Category Archives: nature
Last week I swung with my mother on my parents’ two-seater garden swing. Summer bliss. I appreciate swings. And summer.
Sunday afternoon I left my apartment and was surprised to find one of the other tenants hosting a small get-together under one of the majestic purple maples that shade the front of our building. They had arranged assorted wooden chairs from her apartment in a semi-circle under the tree, and a few small folding tables [...]
The local papers have been full of stories lately about how desperately the city’s trees need to be watered. We’ve had a hot, dry and stressful summer for trees, and homeowners can help young or vulnerable trees survive by watering them regularly. As much as I love trees, and as important as I think tress [...]
I actually took this photo not one, but two weekends ago, when I was walking in one of my favorite nearby woods. This path was flooded for most of the spring, and the day I took this photo was the first time I’d walked this way since last fall. (That’s the swampy edge of a [...]
I love it – getting my hands dirty. This is a picture of my left hand after weeding my parents’ vegetable garden. There’s just something about dirt that says THIS IS REAL, PEOPLE. I appreciate dirt, and gardens, and short fingernails.
Purslane is a weed that grows abundantly in North America, as well as many other parts of the world. I first read about it being edible in Viana La Place’s Unplugged Kitchen – one of my favorite cookbooks of all time, because of La Place’s short anecdotes and memories of growing up in an Italian [...]
Taken this past weekend (although I forget where – isn’t that funny?). Pretty white peonies with yellow centres…
One of my favorite, favorite smells of all time is the delicate scent of linden blossoms. Yesterday when I was taking my daily lunchtime walk I noticed it – the lindens were finally out! This is a photo I took of the linden tree I was passing at the time. I remember reading once that [...]
I took these photos in my parents’ garden several days ago. I think this is called a mock orange bush (but I may be wrong). It’s pretty, whatever it is. I appreciate pretty.