A throwback to Nova Scotia

A foggy landscape featuring a small house, water, and reeds in Nova Scotia

I know, throwback pictures are supposed to be saved for Thursdays. I’m posting this one anyway. Why? Because Saturdays are my dedicated photo days. I didn’t have this blog back when I took this picture, however, so I’ve never shared it here.

I took this one way back in 2011, when my grandma and I took a trip out to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick. It’s easily my favourite from the trip–not counting some entertaining pictures of me, my grandma, and my grandma’s friend, but I’ll save us all the shots to our dignity by not posting them here.

Anyway, when I took this one, I was trying to capture how foggy the day was. I think that came across, though it’s possible I’m only seeing what I want to see. So what do you think? Is this a foggy Nova Scotia landscape? Or a picture that didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to, though maybe still looks kind of interesting?

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Bright and airy

Yellow, white and purple orchid flowers

I really hope I’m not over-doing the orchid pictures by posting another couple today. I couldn’t help taking more pictures last weekend, though. With the sunshine streaming through my window and the flowers blooming, my little plant just looked so pretty.

I did try to mix it up a bit, though. Rather than focusing on the central petals, I zoomed out a bit. While the closer macro shots are still my favourites when it comes to this plant, I do really quite like how these ones came out. They’re bright and airy–exactly what I was going for.

I just love when pictures turn out how you planned; don’t you?

Two yellow, purple and white orchid flowers

Macro experiment

A close-up of a multi-coloured slinky

Some days, I like to just pull out my macro lens and play. That doesn’t mean I’m always happy with the results, though.

Take this slinky photo as an example. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it. Part of me likes the way the background light plays off of the colours, but… I don’t know. There’s something in me that’s hesitant to say I’m full-on “happy” with it.

Regardless, I liked it enough to share it with you. Maybe you can pinpoint how you feel about it better than I can.

Getting Cookie to eat more hay

My rabbit, Cookie, hiding under the bench in my entryway

Cookie hasn’t been entirely happy with me lately. Did you know that a rabbit’s diet is supposed to be made up mostly of hay? She and I both do, but she doesn’t like the fact. She prefers eating her pellets and greens. And her treats, of course.

Over the past couple of years, I’ve slowly gotten into the bad habit of letting her have more pellets, which means she eats less of the hay I put out for her. Sometime in the past couple of months, I noticed she was eating very little hay at all. That’s one of those “very bad things” for rabbits: from what I understand, the pellets don’t grind down their teeth as well, aren’t as good for their digestive systems, and are inferior in several other ways. Something had to be done.

So I cut back her pellets. At first, all this accomplished was a lot of lunging and grunting anytime I went near her food bowl; she wanted more pellets. She’s getting better now, though. Cookie’s eating more hay again, to the point where I finally need to refill her hay baskets each day again.

Despite her protests, my little rabbit is eating more of what she should be. That’s really all I can ask for.

Orchid is blooming

Orchid's Centre

I was worried about my little orchid plant for a little while. All of its little flowers had fallen off, and no new ones had appeared.

Recently, though, little buds formed. Then, in the last couple of weeks, the flowers started blooming.

Yellow and Purple Orchid

Now there are about five little flowers on my plant again, all of them a beautiful blend of white, yellow, and purple.

Can you blame me for spending some time last week taking some pictures of them? Or for loving how those pictures turned out?

Orchid Petals

This, I think, might be my favourite of the batch. There’s something in the way the colours fade into each other and in the curve of that bottom petal. It might just be one of my favourite pictures from my blog as a whole, actually.