Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Morning at Wildflower Farm


field day collage

I am taking a macro class at the moment.  We had a field day Saturday to capture macro shots of bugs, flowers and water droplets.  Our morning began at the Wildflower Farm outside of Orillia Ontario with instructions to have fun but make sure you get macros of a bug in focus for the assignment this week.    I can tell you that I did not accomplish that task.  I took lots of pictures but I did not get one in focus so I will be attempting that in my own garden this week.   I think I got a passable picture of the water droplet but I had lots of help with that.

I have quite a lot of pictures to edit but wanted to show you a sampling of them.  The flowers are a native plant called Baptisia ‘tinctoria’  or False Indigo that comes in a beautiful blue-purple colour.   I grow it in my own garden with a yellow variety too.  Of course I loved other things at the farm like the inviting chair and the upturned pot amid the plantings. 

I will be joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.  Come on over and visit.   Have a great week.



Pamela Gordon said...

Such beautiful photos Valerie! I love the colours and they make a wonderful mosaic. I bet the class was interesting with lots to learn. Pamela

A Garden of Threads said...

These turned out great. Too bad about the bugs:(

eileeninmd said...

The flowers are pretty, I love the color. Good luck on your macro practice. Lovely mosaic and images.

My name is Riet said...

How beautiful. I love wildflowers and they are gorgeous in your mosaic.
Have a nice Monday

Ingmarie We said...

Very lovely photos and a very charming mosaic. Have a nice week.

Mary said...

What a beautiful setting for a class! Love your mosaic!

Dianne said...

A wonderful combination of field colours and that aged timber chair is just gorgeous. I look forward to seeing your macro-shots.

"Adelaide and Beyond"

Catherine said...

Your photos are looking really really good! Love the colors!
xo Catherine

Jemma said...

What a striking mosaic of nature! I would love to be sitting in that rustic old chair with a glass of Lemonade!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
You chose good subjects for your mosaic; I haven't been to Wildlower Farm in ages.
I'm sure you'll capture a good bug macro before long.

Heather - New House New HOme said...

I'm sure you'll get your macro shot of the bug = in the meantime, you have some lovely shots.

Mary Kiss said...

Beautiful shots and looking forward to see your macro shots!

Mary, MI

Jannibele said...

Lovely macros. Such a mellow and romantic atmosphere in your photos. I would love to sit in that chair on an early morning:) Enjoy your macro classes. You are doing great already I can see:)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such lovely macros, those flowers are so pretty!

Lorrie said...

What a beautiful place for a field trip, Valerie. Your photos are lovely, as always and I like the way you've composed the mosaic with the browns as well as the greens and dark blues.

Lisa Gordon said...

Valerie, this is wonderful!
I cannot decide which I like best.
May I choose 2??
The top two. Love them and they just seem to go together.

P.S. For some reason, this did not come up in my reader. :-( Am adding you again because I don't want to miss your posts! :-)

Poppy said...

Hi Valerie,

So nice to meet another fellow Canadian! Your beautiful images of Wildflower Farm are simply stunning! I can feel the light summer breeze sitting in that old, weathered Muskoka type chair, such serenity!

Thanks for sharing!