Our Canada Theme Pic Challenge: In the Garden
We asked you to share your original garden-themed photography, and you ROSE to the challenge! These 20 stunning shots will inspire you to flex your green thumb.
Float like a butterfly
Did you know that monarch butterflies can travel over 300 kilometres in one day? Isabelle Marozzo took a lovely shot of this particular monarch butterfly, who, by the looks of it, seems to be craving some nectar. Thanks for sharing, Isabelle!
Black and yellow
Photographer Deb Sandau snapped this lovely photo in Red Deer, Alberta. Part of the sunflower family, Black-eyed Susans are undoubtedly one of the most well-known flowers.
With this shot, photographer Fred Allin of Ontario manages to make normal columbine flowers look delightfully surreal-you can almost feel the texture of these plants.
Make a wish
From afar, dandelions are a gardener’s worst nightmare. But up close, Marc Beach of Ontario proves that they can be beautiful too. Thanks for sharing, Marc!
This shot of a lonely coneflower looks absolutely wonderful. Photographer @kes62 snapped this in the garden of an old house in Baddow, Ontario.
Pretty in pink
The name “daisy” comes from the Old English “daes eag,” meaning “day’s eye” (after the way the flowers open at dawn). With this shot by Norma Keith, we can definitely see why!
Our Canada’s Theme Pic Challenge for June, “In the Garden,” generated some splendid snapshots. Cheryl Power took this colourful photograph of a lilac bush in Newfoundland and Labrador.
A ladybug’s life
It’s easy to spot a ladybug but hard to look at one up-close, which makes Janice Storch’s shot of this on-the-move ladybug even more impressive.
Photographer Karen Allin took this great shot of two orange daylilies just as the sun came up in Mississauga, Ontario.
Karen Allin really nailed this month’s Theme Pic Challenge. Who needs pretty flowers when you can have prettier butterflies stop by instead?
Raindrops are fallin’
Heather Loewen certainly has a handle on this month’s Theme Pic Challenge. Here she manages to make raindrops look like they’re stuck in time. Thanks for sharing, Heather!
Life in Technicolor
Photographer Joyce Stolte’s shot of petunias in Edmonton, Alberta is an excellent representation of summer-bright, colourful, happy and inviting.
Photographer Warren Hoeg’s shot highlights why orange roses are so special-they’re vibrant, energetic and, above all else, a new spin on something classic.
A leisurely stroll
Linda Sweeney took this delightful shot of a caterpillar taking a stroll on her flower basket. But don’t be fooled by those cool patterns! Life’s hard at the bottom of the food chain, so caterpillars have all kinds of clever strategies to avoid becoming a bird’s breakfast.
The not-so-secret garden
Photographer Linda Prudhomme happened upon this enviable garden at Riverside Park in Guelph, Ontario. Thanks for sharing, Linda!
Less is more
It’s been said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and few flowers are as simple and elegant as the daisy. This month’s theme inspired Joyce Stolte to send us this superb shot of her garden. Thanks for sharing, Joyce!
I’m ready for my close-up
Here’s a dazzling photograph of flowers in the Barriefield Rock Gardens in Prince Edward Island. Photographer Nicole Watson took this shot using a macro lens, allowing her to capture every tiny detail. Way to go, Nicole!
Love at first sight
Photographer Sharon Laurin of Ste. Anne, Manitoba captured this moment between a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth checking out a purple lupine in her flower garden.
Red is said to be the most energetic and powerful of colours. After seeing photographer Will Chopyk’s shot of a bird sitting on a tree branch at dawn in Winnipeg, who can argue?
A half-remembered dream
Tanya Sisson’s shot of these flowers in Ste. Rose, Manitoba is absolutely stunning-the crisp clarity of the flowers and the hazy background gives it an incredible dream-like quality.