Ode to Toy – My New Toy Focused Instagram

I have started a toy focused Instagram account called Ode to Toy.

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MegaBloks Halo Master Chief HDR Sewing Machine Photo for Memes

in 2013, I was fortunate enough to attend New York Comic-Con. While there, I got a promo MegaBloks Halo Master Chief figure. I finally put it to use for an high dynamic range photo on my sewing machine needle to make some memes. I thought I’d share the image in case anybody were inclined to want to use it.

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The Dahlias and Other Flowers of Public Gardens in Halifax

This summer, Public Gardens in Halifax, Nova Scotia, had a gorgeous dahlia exhibit.

With my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM macro lens (buy on Amazon.com), I tested it out on those dahlias and other flowers in August. The lens is magnificent, as you can see in the gallery below.

There were displays to show the different types of dahlias in the exhibit, which I displayed first in the gallery below. There were peony, pompom, miniature ball, cactus, semi-cactus, incurved cactus, formal decorative, informal decorative, stellar and collarette dahlias.

See if you can identify the various types of dahlias. Aside from a few types like the stunning collarette dahlia that is my favourite, it’s not as easy as you think!

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