July 1st is Canada Day but in Newfoundland it is also Memorial Day. On the 1st of July 1916 the Newfoundland Regiment of 758 men left their trenches at Beaumont Hamel and the next day only 68 were fit to answer roll call. The others were dead, injured or missing. The forget-me-not flower is used as a symbol of remembrance. Since they are growing in gardens in my neighbourhood I thought I’d post a picture of one for this weeks #50WithA50.
Week 25! Half way through my #50WithA50 project. I probably should have picked some grand subject for this milestone but it’s summer time and there is a tree in my neighbourhood with cherry blossoms on it and it probably wont be in bloom next week so it was this week or never. I love cherry blossoms, one of the things I miss from Dublin is the blanket of cherry blossoms that used to be in some areas. There aren’t that many cherry blossom trees here, I really should get a couple for our garden. Though 5 winters killed 2 of the 4 regular trees that were at the side of our house. Another winter will probably finish off the other 2 trees so I’m not sure how cherry blossoms would survive. I would have to plant them inside the fence and away from the road and the mountains of snow pushed up by the plow.
We had some beautiful yellow tulips in our garden, surrounded by their less beautiful but still yellow dandelion cousins. Unfortunately one evening our daughter was out playing with her friends and they picked some yellow flowers. I assumed they were picking some of the hundreds of dandelions but instead they decided to pick half the tulips. I was a little annoyed but I couldn’t be angry, technically we didn’t tell them not to pick the tulips and I should probably have clarified the situation when I heard they were picking “yellow flowers”. This is one of those poor tulips and it fell apart so was abandoned by the kids. Next morning it was covered in rain drops and with the bright sun shining on it I took a few close up shots and a couple with the 50mm lens for my #50WithA50 project. I liked this one, it almost looks like a weird bee or another yellow insect.
Another very busy week so another late post, but still here is week 23 in my #50WithA50 project. Almost half way 🙂 This week has been busy because we started a 3 day project to redo our kitchen and we are currently onto day 7 of that 3 day project and 2 more to go. The problem is I’m trying to take my time and do things properly like sanding everything down instead of just deglossing with chemicals from the kit. Then I have to give everything enough time to dry and since I’m doing things at home in the evenings that generally has meant one coat a day and then we’ve done 3 coats. Really riveting stuff. I’d much rather be out taking photos but that hasn’t been possible. Hopefully after this week I’ll be able to get back to normal.
It’s been a hectic week with lots of photography stuff to do so I haven’t had much time to do my #50WithA50 this week but I did get out once around the pond and started taking photos of the driftwood in the pond. Got a bit wet, turns out my boots aren’t waterproof all the way up 🙂
It’s been a very busy week for photography, two days taking iceberg photos, 2 days taking school photos and a lot of editing. So I didnt have much time to take out my 50mm but I got lots (over a thousand) of other photos. I took the camera out for a walk at lunch time today for #50WithA50. It’s was a grey misty day but as I walked through some dead trees I spotted a crow just sitting on the top of the tallest tree. He was king of his own castle up there, posing for me until I got a little too close and he was like, ok I’m done now, and flew off.