Tulips in Color

April12 374Since I received a couple of inquiries as to the color of the tulips in my last post, I thought I’d show what they look like in color. Tulipa ‘Purple Prince.’

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Black & White Photo Challenge #5

April12 374 - Version 2Final Day Five – Tulips after the rain

Recap: I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.

There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.

  2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.

Today I invite Sharon at Sunearthsky to join us in the challenge. She takes breath-taking, beautifully composed photos of the Great Plains landscape of the American Midwest. No pressure, however, this is about having fun!

 

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Black & White Photo Challenge #4

Dec2011 104Day Four – White Ash bark (Fraxinus americana)

Recap: I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.

There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.

  2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.

Today I invite Laura at Laura Cooper – New England to join us in the challenge. Her beautiful and sensitive photos reflect life and landscapes of coastal New England. No pressure, however, this is about having fun!

 

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Black & White Photo Challenge #3

Dec2011 255 - Version 2Day Three – It may be officially Spring, however where I live…

Recap: I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.

There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.

  2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.

Today I invite Julie at Ramblings From Jewels to join us in the challenge. Her love of nature is reflected in her beautiful photos, taken around her home in Minnesota. Her poems capture life’s simple pleasures. Please visit her page for a real treat. No pressure, however, this is about having fun!

 

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Time To Take Down Bird Feeders

Eliza Waters:

It’s that time of year again…words to the wise…

Originally posted on Naturally Curious with Mary Holland:

3-17-15 black bear-eating sunflower seeds  IMG_3607To prevent black bears from visiting backyard bird feeders, Fish & Wildlife Departments in New England recommend taking down birdfeeders from April 1st through December 1st. This year those dates are fairly conservative, as bears were visiting feeders after December 1st, and several have been seen frequenting feeders this month. The idea is to remove anything outdoors that would be of any interest to a bear which has just emerged from hibernation and is desperate for food.

Approximately 85% of a bear’s diet is vegetation. Before green shoots make an appearance in the spring, flower parts of aspen, willow, maple, ash and hazelnut, along with carrion, make up most of a bear’s diet. After losing 23% of its body weight during hibernation, a black bear finds protein-packed sunflower seeds very appealing. Make sure your garbage is secured, barbeques clean and pet food kept indoors, as well as your feeders. Keeping…

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Black & White Photo Challenge #2

April12 029 - Version 2Day Two – Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) HAPPY SPRING!

Recap: I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.

There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.

  2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.

Today I invite the Heather at Our Adventures Up North to join us in the challenge. Her photos are beyond gorgeous, taken in the lake region of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No pressure, however, this is about having fun!

 

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Black & White Photo Challenge #1

Copy of Jan2012 252 - Version 2I have been invited by Ana of Celebrating Sunshine to participate in a Five Day Black and White Photography Challenge. Her blog is full of cheerful, inspirational posts exploring the positive side of life. Please visit her blog to see for yourself. Thank you, Ana for inviting me to this challenge.

There are only two rules for the black and white photography challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in black and white.
  2. Each day invite another blogging friend to join in the fun.

I’m normally drawn to color photography over black and white, so I accepted the challenge to see if I could improve my appreciation for it.

Today I invite the Woodland Gnome at Forest Garden to join us in the challenge. She documents, with beautiful photos and prose, her garden and surroundings along the James River in Virginia. No pressure, this is about having fun!

 

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