Greetings this fine weekend! I trust everyone is doing well and enjoying themselves. I have plans to can more from my garden and orchard. August is a busy month to put away as much produce as I am able. I much prefer the flavor of home canning than what I would have to purchase in the store. I picked all the fruit from my first plum tree yesterday, and they are so ripe I will need to can today. Then I have beans and peas ready to pick again.
I have mentioned in previous posts and in Private Messages about my oldest dog (Luci). She stopped eating and from what I could tell even drinking water, last weekend. She passed away on Thursday the 8th. I am relieved because she was miserable in her last days.
Before I speak of my photographs I wanted to share with you a photography contest initiated by @zuku of neoxian-city, called "Neoxian City Photo Challenge!". It is open to all stemians. For more detailed information check it out at:
In the above post you will also find a link to their Discord Server. Their Discord Server can be very active. Some members have been there for sometime and know each other. Do not let that deter you form joining. I have watched some new people adapt quite well to the group. Be sure and read their rules within the Welcome channel.
Now for my photographs. The above photograph is a sunflower from my patch. I bought a number a of varieties of sunflowers seeds this year (mice got into my stored seeds that I had collected). I have two rows approximately 10 meters long. Most are the type used for bouquets. Everyday I am finding new ones opening. I love all of different color variation but the above variety is one of my favorite. I have some new ones that I had never planted before coming so hope to have many more to share.
I have had a couple of me mentioned how they liked white roses. I was able to find one to share with you today:
This time of the year it is forest fire season...terrible name but it is the way of things. We do not have fires close by, yet the smoke does move in the area. I was able to capture a photo of the sun in the late afternoon of smokey skies and thought I would share it:
Last year I shared a photograph of a bridge in the Japanese Gardens at Manito Park. I took more photos this year of the same bridge to share:
Now to move to my last two flower photos for this post. These are quite colorful. I do not know the names of them, but really like them. I usually try to decide on what order to place my photographs in but found these tied. I like something unique for the final photo, but could not decide which should close out the photography portion of my post. They are both quite beautiful.
As always I hope you find at least one thing in my post that you enjoy. Some tell me that all the photos are great, and I appreciate that feedback. I also know some have their favorites. I trust you will have a great rest of your weekend.
I am using a Canon EOS Rebel T5 for all of these photographs, except where noted.
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