Like Purple Pompoms

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I had fun photographing these alliums last night.

They’re bright purple is a pop of colour in front of our garage, and their pompom shape appeals to my inner child.

Stay tuned for more flower pictures (after a bit of an unplanned blog hiatus)…  The garden is in bloom!

Thankful

I’ve never seen anything like it.
Coming from the Maritimes, I’m used to snow.  Last year at this time, it was piled higher than my kitchen window.  I’ve seen blizzards that have dropped over a Metre at once.
But yesterday was absolute insanity.
We got about 40 cm of snow in Southern Ontario, and I drove home from work in the middle of it.
The first time I got stuck was pulling out of the parking garage downtown.  Luckily, there were two men shoveling across the street who quickly pushed me out.
The second time was at the grocery store.   I’d barely gotten in my car and someone showed up to give me a push.
The third time was the challenge.  Our subdivision never got plowed because the plow itself either broke or got stuck (I heard both versions) and hadn’t budged for hours.  But two women and a man helped me for over 30 minutes, until I managed to get into the driveway of yet another helpful neighbor.
Not once did I have to ask for help.
I am amazed by the kindness of Kingston.
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Eagle Bridge

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This short bridge near the Royal Military College in Kingston turned out to be a great spot for photos.

This leaf, fallen from a sumac, is a beautiful fall detail against the lines of the bridge.  Once again I was drawn to the contrast of the two items, only here it was texture rather than colour that caught my eye.

It was only after reviewing my photos that I noticed the tiny print:  “Eagle Bridge.”