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Showing posts from February, 2014

Getting the Jump on Spring Display

Yesterday I attended Get the Jump on Spring at the Toronto Botanical Garden in Toronto.  This event is for all the Garden Clubs, Environmental organizations and Horticultural Societies to display information about themselves to the general public.  There were also presentations, specialty vendors and artisans and a floral design competition.  One of my own Society members Moira Sanders wrote a cookbook with her sister and cousin called the Harrow Fair Cookbook and is about to launch a new cookbook was there showing us how easy it is to make delicious jam in one pot over a small portable burner.  It was raspberry jam yesterday and it was so good.  My mosaic to day is just a few of the floral designs that were on display.  I am always in awe of the talent and the thought that goes on in making these designs.  The winner was a fellow who made the slice of cake in the bottom right of the picture.  It was a marvel.  I enjoyed the day and the idea that spring is coming and will be able to g…

Pink in High Key

Lately I have been working with a photography mentor to see if I can improve the quality of my photos.   During our sessions I have discovered that I have a love of high key photography.  That is photos that are taken with a white or bright background.  I bought a pot of ruffled pink cyclamen that I spend a lot of time photographing.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I though I would share these with you.Joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.  Enjoy your week.  We have snow so highly piled in the drive way that I hold my breath backing out.  You can not see what is coming down the road until you are quite a ways out.   Come on spring. Valerie