Last Glimpse of Autumn

Posted November 13th, 2014 by Ellen and filed in Garden, My Photography

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While snow falls in other parts of the country, we’ve enjoyed lovely, warm temperatures.  Yesterday, it was 77 degrees in Charlotte!   Many were out in shorts, walking their babies, running, walking their dogs.  I’m not ready for the 25 degrees expected tomorrow morning.  Obviously, I should have been taking advantage of our warm days instead of working inside.

The day is overcast, perfect for photography.  I’m headed out now, camera in hand, to capture a last glimpse of autumn.

Hope it’s warm where you are!

Amish Art

Posted August 31st, 2014 by Ellen and filed in Birds, Family, Garden, My collections, Travels

Bird House, Det.

Bird House, Gourd

This beautiful, hand-painted gourd birdhouse was a gift from my baby sister, Patty Cramer.  It was purchased in Pennsylvania Amish Country (in the oddly named Intercourse, Blue Ball and Climax area).  We think it’s perfect in our new kitchen.  Patty has excellent taste, and has sent us several bluebird themed items over the years.  Don’t you just love the pretty  gourd shape with it’s jaunty stem and perky handle?

Thank you, Patty!

June!

Posted June 2nd, 2014 by Ellen and filed in Garden, My Photography

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Hardy Amaryllis – Click on image to view

One of my favorite yard flowers, the hardy amaryllis is just what its name implies.  It winters over beautifully.  I especially love the color and elegance of the plant.

On the Street Where We Live

Posted April 25th, 2014 by Ellen and filed in Garden, My Photography

We are so fortunate to have the Kings Drive Farmers Market at the bottom of our street, just seven houses away.  An overcast morning today  provided perfect light.

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Plants and cut flowers are just an addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams, jellies, several varieties of honey, free range chicken eggs, and tiny quail eggs, considered a delicacy by many.  Oh, the delights of having a farm stand in midtown Charlotte.  Note:  Photos are too large to be clickable.  I hope to remedy this soon.  My apologies.

Spring Garden

Posted April 9th, 2014 by Ellen and filed in Garden, My Photography, Personal

Fern Fronds

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In North Carolina, spring has arrived.  I was treated to a second showing of Yoshino cherry blossoms while in Greensboro over the weekend.  Just a hundred miles north of Charlotte, blossoms are only beginning.

I photographed azaleas just opening, ferns unfurling and Virginia bluebells in our garden this evening…………at the golden hour, my favorite time to shoot.  Hope it’s spring where you are!

Photos copyright Ellen Guerrant