So our new house has lots of gardens in the backyard and Kim and I have been out there as much as we can lately. We’ve gathered leaves, pulled weeds (at least, I think they were weeds . . .), and started to try and get to know all the little (and not so little) things growing in our yard. It’s been awesome so far – which is something I never thought I’d say about gardening. Anyhow, here are a few I snapped while taking a break from my battle with a seemingly ubiquitous creeper vine.
One of several snails we found while pulling weeds(?) out of what will soon be a vegetable garden.
We have several Trilliums, our Provincial flower, growing in the garden. They are protected by law in Ontario, and it is actually illegal to pick them on public land or in conservation areas. Almost everyone I know can remember accidentally picking a Trillium as a kid and subsequently fearing that the police were going to arrest them. We’ll leave these ones be. Here I used Picasa to soften the edges and draw the eye towards the stamen and the veins in the petal.
A leafy green that I sadly can’t name. I preferred the B+W here as I liked the deep contrast and how it highlighted the droplets on the leaf.
Another snail climbing the bricks to our soon-to-be veggie garden. I really liked the DoF here. Initially, I preferred the colour version, but lately I have gravitated more towards the B+W with just a hint of colour in the snail shell.
Thanks for looking!