From Under the Cork TreeThe Cork Tree is a pollution-resistant tree with huge leaves and corky bark. The bark is used for corks,while the flowers are a nectar source for bees and the oil from fruit is used as a natural insecticide.
~ Munro Leaf
Seagulls: Mine. Mine. Mine. Mine.Amazon Pick
Nigel: Oh would you just shut up? You're rats with wings.
The Art of Finding Nemo celebrates the talent of Pixar Animation Studios. This book features the concept and character sketches, storyboards, and lighting studies in a huge spectrum of media, from five-second sketches to intricate color pastels. This behind-the-scenes odyssey invites the reader into the elaborate creative process of animation films through interviews with all the key players at Pixar.
Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa, Ontario
When I was a kid, I didn't get into the Disney stuff at all. It was almost too sweet for me. I liked the cynical stuff. I was a Peanuts fanatic; that's what spoke to me. But as a parent, I love the stuff. I've watched Lady and the Tramp with my son 50 times. There's just something about this stuff that touches you as a parent.Location: Lakeview Park, Oshawa, Ontario Breed: American Cocker Spaniel
~ Robert Smigel
Amazon Pick: Lady and the Tramp
If we all said people's faces what we say behind one another's backs, society would be impossible.Is It Just Me?
~ Honore de Balzac
Do you see the little face? Look at the second cable from top, middle of the photo; looks like a little screaming face :0
Almost all words do have color and nothing is more pleasant than to utter a pink word and see someone's eyes light up and know it is a pink word for him or her tooLocation: Oshawa Botanical Gardens From the Canadian Peony Society
~ Gladys Taber
Introduced by William Brown of Elora, Ontario in 1952. The following description was written by A.R. Buckley of the Central Experimental Farm in 1963. “A good Japanese type with light toned pink petals with straw coloured staminodes and red stigmas forming the crown in the centre. A very floriferous variety and one which has a very appealing colour effect. Flower 5½” diameter, Plant Height 33 inches.”
I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.Location: Oshawa Botanical Gardens From the Canadian Peony Society
~ Prince Charles
W. T. Macoun
Photograph taken by Alexis Landon in 1999 in the garden of Dr. Jim Cruise. Introduced by Miss Mary E. Blacklock in 1938, the specimen shown here was acquired by Dr. Cruise from Bob Landon who had obtained this cultivar from Blacklock in 1938 as part of a plant order intended for landscaping his newly built home. Miss Blacklock was part of a "botanizing" group that often met in Simcoe and included Monroe Landon, Dr. Douglas Storms (Dundas), Prof. J. W. Crow, and W. E. Saunders among others less notable.
Those who think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow colorblind ~ UnknownLocation: Oshawa Bontanical Gardens From the Canadian Peony Society
This peony was bred by Maurice Ménard of Laval, Quebec, and was registered in 2004 in honour of our 26th Governor General. This is a hybrid peony, tetraploid, pale yellow, fading cream and with raspberry-pink flares. It blooms somewhat earlier than the well known hybrid, Red Charm. This peony is currently being propagated for the Canadian Peony Society and distribution is still very limited.
Sometimes in our confusion, we see not the world as it is, but the world though eyes blurred by the mind.Bokeh
OH my very first bokeh photo! That's right, I am amused by small things. The word Bokeh is adapted from a Japanese word meaning blur. In photography, it describes the areas in the picture not in focus. This shot was taken with the Canon PowerShot SX110IS. This little gem has a 10x optical image stabilized Zoom. The aperature was set at 2.8. For a compact digital camera the results aren't half bad!
But for amazing bokeh take a look at this website's examples http://adjix.com/e8vt Amazing!