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Misty Morning at Kenauk

Entrance to Lac Hidden Every now and again I am going to post a photograph "from the archives". This was taken in 2011 from the dock of a cabin we rented every September at Kenauk for a few days fishing, birding, botanising, lazing. We haven't been for two or three years after an unbroken [...]

2018-06-06T13:59:48+00:00 Wednesday, June 6, 2018|

An English Field

When we were in England a few weeks ago we chanced upon this quintessentially English field ... on a hot and sunny spring day. The field had cows, it had Crows and Magpies and swathes of assorted small, yellow spring flowers (not all of which were dandelions). For the most part the hedgerows had [...]

2018-05-29T13:54:17+00:00 Tuesday, May 29, 2018|

“Springtime in Paradise”

It's been snowing ... Mid-March in Montreal we wouldn't expect anything else - other than that friends from milder climates are sharing pictures of green grass and spring flowers while our brave clump of snowdrops that was standing tall yesterday is once again (third time) buried from site. Nevertheless, it's been a beautiful morning [...]

2018-03-14T13:10:04+00:00 Wednesday, March 14, 2018|

Grand Manan

This photograph depicts the extreme southernmost point of the island of Grand Manan in the Bay of Fundy on a day of quite dense sea mist while we were in search of Bald Eagles and other good birds. There has been some minor post-processing in Capture One Pro, but essentially this captures accurately the views [...]

2017-11-28T13:56:21+00:00 Monday, November 27, 2017|

Christmas Eve

After a really nasty weather-weekend, we are just thankful that the worst of the storm passed to the south of us and we don't live anywhere near electricity-free Toronto this Christmas. Today, Christmas Eve it is a beautiful, bright, sunny -15C and the garden looks gorgeous. All's well with the world ... Sunrise [...]

2013-12-24T11:10:05+00:00 Tuesday, December 24, 2013|

Windmills and birds

In search of gainful occupation on this sunny, cool morning and having set the week’s bread to rise, my thoughts turned to birds and landscapes. When we first arrived in Montreal we used to regularly visit the Parc-du-moulin in the tip of Ile-Perrot.  This was where I saw my first close-up flock of Cedar Waxwings [...]

2013-04-21T18:45:18+00:00 Sunday, April 21, 2013|

Inauguration of the AKR

A couple of years ago, Bird Protection Quebec (whose president is guess who?) contributed $300,000 to help the Nature Conservancy of Canada acquire a vast tract of land in the hills north of Montreal between Piedmont and Prévost. Today, the government finally signed off on the designation of this land as a recognised nature reserve [...]

2013-01-31T17:58:00+00:00 Thursday, January 31, 2013|

Sunrise on the St-Lawrence River

Having decided to re-awaken the journal, I need material to post.  It strikes me, you readers being keen on photographs, to try to do at least a weekly photo (and maybe even daily ones if possible). Driving along the lakeshore every morning to work with no camera and other cars pressing behind me I am [...]

2011-12-17T17:03:17+00:00 Saturday, December 17, 2011|