Starts with C
This is a picture of Cornus canadensis. (double c credit there!) The common name for this plant varies tremendously, depending upon the region and even the country. This plant is native to parts of North America, but also native to Greenland and parts of eastern Asia, including Japan, China and parts of Russia. Locally, the most frequently used common name I am aware of is bunchberry. It is a dogwood species, and some places call it creeping dogwood. It was a carpet of little white flowers in early June, and now the berries are just turning red. It's a pretty woodland plant and I have a lot of it in my wooded areas.
I think some of my favourite pictures this week were the chipmunk photographs that I blogged about a few days ago. However, I am just so excited about the subject of this picture, that it just has to be my week's favourite. A day or two and this little gem will have mysteriously disappeared, into my mouth! First ripe tomato (this is a Burpee "power pop" cherry tomato) of 2016. Hopefully there will be many more!
I had a lot of fun playing around with the "unique perspective" prompt for today. I wasn't sure about the best way to showcase "unique perspective" in photographs. I decided that my interpretation of the prompt was to take pictures from angles or directions that we might not normally use. With that as my starting point, I went walking around the yard looking for opportunities. I know I've shared too many of my resulting images, but I really had fun seeking out new perspectives.
This is probably my favourite picture of those that I took. It's a macro shot of sphagnum moss growing in my yard, except that at this close distance, it kind of looks like miniature palm trees of some kind. I felt like this gave me a bug's eye view of the vegetation.
I really liked this shot looking up a pair of lichen-covered tree trunks. It almost looked like the tree trunks were the legs of some giant creature, gently crossed at the knees.
This is a shot looking along a split tree root at ground level. The split is filled with forest "decorations" including seed pods, pine and spruce needles, moss, lichen, leaves, and other bits of vegetation.
I took a picture of the lichen and moss growing on the rock that I call my "thinking rock." Sometimes I go sit on this rock for a while to think and meditate. I like the way life is growing on stone.
This is the perspective from the inside of my vine arbour. Usually I'm looking at it from the outside,but instead, I went inside and looked out. I love the way the vine makes its own little viewing panels.
Here's a unique perspective that you would only get if you were me! I took a picture of my reflection in the window of Marc's workshop.
This is a view across the top of an old, rotting stump. I love the new growth here of the moss and lichen - it's like a tiny forest playground for a tiny bug. I also love the range of colours - greens, browns and golds in so many shades.
I realized that the stump was next to a tall tree, and probably was once a similar tree before being cut. That made me think about the view that the stump "sees" when it is next to its neighbour tree. That's my last picture to share for unique perspectives today!