Monday,August the 12th,I had a chance to wander around at St.Vital Park in Winnipeg.
I enjoy going to this park,the ducks and geese are usually quite cooperative about having their pictures taken.The only unfortunate part on Monday was that all I had was my iPhone.
I felt somewhat restricted,but tried not to let that get in the way of capturing some of the beauty.
There were quite a few either immature or in eclipse plumage Wood Ducks.
Despite the fact that they were lacking the bright colours,they still were beautiful.
This one in particular,kept coming close enough for me to get a decent picture.
I like the crossed wing feathers.
A short walk from the pond are a couple of small flower beds.
Again,the lack of a bigger lens has it's drawbacks,but I still like how some of the pictures turned out.
I am not sure what this flower is called,but I thought it was quite pretty.
This picture makes the flower bed look much larger than it really is.
It is a short path,but even though small the displays are lovely.
Another look at the flowers.The gardeners managed to put a lot of different flowers into a small area.
Here the Impatiens are filling this shaded are with loads of colour.
One more shot of the pond.
Water,trees and sunshine and the result is a beautiful reflection.
It seems that I take at least one,no more like several,reflection shots each time I am here.
This may well have been the first one with the phone.Yes,that water looked very dirty,but I still liked the reflections.
Being forced to use what I had with me,my phone,helped me to see that I can still capture beauty even without my big camera with me.
Having said that,the next time the other cameras are coming along.
Thought for Today:
Teach me,Father to value each day,to live,to love,to laugh,to pray.