Sunday, July 11, 2010

Mish Mash

At first glance, my weekend photos were a bit of a Mish theme or connection.  A Hodge Podge.  But as I started to compose this post......a common thread emerged......RED.  Brilliant splashes of Red.

 I love the way this photo of the boat turned out.  It reminds me of a Ken Danby painting. 
Look at that splash of red on this Woodpecker and his beautiful spotty "bloomers"
The hummingbirds love this flower.  A random couple knocked on my door and asked what these were.  We ended up chatting for a bit and I discovered that they were avid gardeners.  I dug some up for them to try in their garden.
If you plant one new plant this summer, you should try Bergamot (Bee Balm). If you pinch it in your fingers it has the most glorious scent like Earl Grey Tea.
You can see the hummingbird in this photos right above the left side of the birdbath.
The Hummingbirds don't use the feeder if the "real" stuff is available.
A splodge of red in the Geranium....
I love theway the read on the marina sign looks against the weathered  white board.  The whole sign says Lion's Head, but I didn't have the right lens to get the whole thing.
The gorgeous res stiching on this Cat Studio pillow that my bother gifted me for the cottage.  Look at all that hand worked stitching.....


  1. Hi Chania,
    Very nice collection of photos. I love photos with a theme!

    Second Hand Chicks

  2. Well I for one love your mish mash, the boat is awesome and I love those red letters. Enjoy your day.


  3. Love the red and white, too. Thanks for stopping by! Lezlee

  4. You take such gorgeous pictures Chania! I'm off to PEI next week and can only hope to get pictures half as good as yours.

  5. LOVE your mishmash photos...must sisters cottage is in you know it?? Been to Lions Head,but not for years.Enjoy your week my friend! x0

  6. I love the's wonderful how it pops out in each photo.

  7. Some very talented photography there Chania! Perhaps you could frame a couple? I love that you have captured red. Have a great week!

  8. I love your woody woodpecker. I have never seen one close up. i never knew they were so beautiful.

  9. Gorgeous photos and splashes of red Chania. It is so lovely to see a set of themed photos like these that have been taken by yourself, of things and places local to you:) I love it! Hope you have a fabulous week ~ Tina xx

  10. Hello Chania....!

    I MISSED you this weekend.... :o) !! I LOVE your reds....You KNOW it's my fave....NEXT to green that is....hahahahaha....The clarity of your pics never ceases to amaze me....I'm frightfully envious you clever bugger....!!

    The little hummingbird can only be described as a 'gift'....How lucky are you to have these tiny little creatures visit your world....!!

    Cheers form your NUMBER 1 'Down Under',
    Tamarah :o)

  11. gorgeous images chania, they're so lovely. i like the subjects too!

  12. Beautiful photos Chania! When my "adopted" mother-in-law (Grammie to my girls) was dying of pancreatic cancer, my family and I went to visit her in Boston for the last time. She was an avid gardener also but was too sick to keep up with it. I ended up pulling weeds while she sat on the patio chatting about her love of gardening.
    Before we left, I asked if I could take a few Bee Balm (never heard of them before that day) from her garden back to Pittsburgh with me. I dug them up and wrapped them in wet paper towels and foil. I wasn't sure they were going to make it but, amazingly, they survived the trip!
    They have taken over a huge part of one of my flower beds and are so beautiful. I think of her every time they bloom. : )
    Thanks so much for the lovely post!
    Health and happiness,


I love to read each and every comment and are thrilled that you take the time to send one. Thank you so much. Chania