A lovely Fragrant Cloud

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Fragrant Cloud Rose

I started out this year taking a lot more photos than I did last year, but something happened along the way and I’ve barely taken any pictures this summer at all. Honest, I was just searching through my rather large stock of photos and I really didn’t take very many postable photos in July or August. I guess I’ll have to make up for that this month.

So … This lovely flower is the beautiful Fragrant Cloud Rose. It blooms on and off throughout the season and it does have a lovely scent just as it’s name advertises. I grow a number of roses in my garden but the scented ones and the full petaled ones are definitely my favorites.

Do you enjoy roses? Do you love the smell of roses? I mean true rose fragrance, not the kind that you get in the florist shop these days.

Oh, in other news, I’ve just finished updating this site. Do you like the new look of The Breath of Life Photo Blog? It now has an interactive front page where I can have featured photos, and a blog page, a nicely laid out archive page and just better functionality over all. I hope you like it.





Throw me another stick would ‘ya

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This is my Black Labrador Retriever, Midnight .. having fun at the beach.

She just loves to play and swim in the water, even if it’s freezing cold! She also loves it when we throw balls or sticks for her to fetch … loves it so much that she’ll stand in the water and literally whine as she waits for us to find something to throw to her. Uhm … even if she’s got a darn stick right at her feet! LOL

I took this photo in March (the 7th to be exact). We always seem to go to the beach more often in the winter than the summer. If we lived in a warm climate that wouldn’t be so weird, but we live in Toronto which is normally fairly cold in the winter. However, every one in a while there’s a nice semi warm day .. often in February and sometimes in March and that’s when the bug to go to the beach gets us.

The day we went happened to be very warm for March. It was 19 Celsius (66 F) … more like April or May temperatures, so of course we had to get outside and enjoy the day. After spending some time at the beach we went and ate a late lunch at an outdoor patio … but in between we found a really strangely decorated house. If you’re curious take a look at the post on Odd Planet to see this very funny and odd house.

Enjoy!

About to bloom – Pink Hyacinth

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I took this photo of some of my Pink Hyacinth when it was just getting ready to bloom. This was mid-April … of course it’s been blooming it’s pretty little head off and smelling up my yard with it’s heady perfume for about two weeks now.

I have several clusters of Hyacinth growing in my back and front garden beds. Most of them are pink or purple, but I have a few that are a soft peach in color.

It’s been warm here in Toronto the last few days so we’ve had the windows and doors open and every once in a while (especially early morning and late at night) the smell of the hyacinths will come indoors. It’s lovely.

Do you grow Hyacinths too?

After The Storm

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Earlier this evening we had a severe weather storm here in Toronto … severe enough that there were Tornado warnings for the city and surrounding area (very rare!), funnel clouds and even some Tornado touch downs!

About an hour after the storm began, the sky began to lighten and the dark clouds started to blow away … and this is what was left – the sun setting over the city after a violent storm.

I love how the clouds are reflected in my neighbors front windows. The sky was beautiful and I’m glad that I can show you a tiny piece of my world – after the storm.