Natural beauty

A small group of pelicans swimming on a lake

Well, guys, this is the last of my cabin-related photo posts. You’ll be getting something a little different next week.

To be honest, while I like these three pictures, they’re my least favourite of the batch. I think that’s why I saved them for today–a part of me was putting them off.

That said, I do like looking at the pelicans swimming on the lake, and I think I did alright in photographing them. It was one of those moments when I was really glad I had a lens that could capture views from so far away. I don’t use that one much, but it really comes in handy now and then.

As for the flower photo, well, it’s not as great as some of my others, but it was one of the only I got on our weekend away. There weren’t a whole lot of flowers (or other plants I felt would make great pictures) growing near our little cabin–mostly just trees and bushes.

Regardless, I am decently happy with these. Hopefully you enjoy looking at the pelicans as much as I do.

A close-up of a light-purple flower

A line of birds swimming on a lake

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Red and White

The centre of a red and white petunia

I posted about my new flowers a couple of weeks ago,  but I didn’t share all of them with you. In addition to my little purple-veined petunias, I also planted a few red and white ones.

The thing is, though, I’ve been having some trouble getting pictures that I like of them. This is the best I’ve managed so far, and I’m still not entirely happy with it. Happy enough to share it, I suppose, but not quite what I was wanting when I took the picture.

I won’t be giving up, though. The flowers are still alive, which means I can keep taking pictures of them. Maybe soon I’ll have some that I love.

Purple petunia petal power

A purple-veined petunia

I have some new flowers! Can you tell I was excited to photograph them? I have some red and white petunias, too, but the pictures I took of them didn’t turn out quite how I wanted them too. I’m hoping I’ll have some to share with you within the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy this series, instead. After all, these are outdoor flowers, and I can’t be sure of how long they’ll actually last. I don’t have the greatest track record with outdoor plants….

A close-up of a purple-veined petunia

The petals of a purple-veined petunia

A close-up of a purple-veined petunia petal

A close-up of a purple petunia petal

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

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.