Northern Flicker

An early feeding trip for a local family of Northern Flickers brought three of them together into the garden this week. They were especially interested in insects lurking amongst the stones on "the beach". Flickers are, for whatever reason, exceptionally nervous birds that fly away if anyone comes closer to them than they deem [...]

2018-07-27T08:50:58-04:00Friday, July 27, 2018|

Secret Gateway

Gateway with Clematis While walking around the town we happened upon this side entry to beautifully cool and shady side garden on a house we have walked past many times before without paying attention. The dynamic range of the scene was quite high with very deep shadows but by virtue of a small degree [...]

2018-07-19T14:22:46-04:00Saturday, June 23, 2018|

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 [...]

2018-06-06T13:59:48-04:00Wednesday, June 6, 2018|

Anemone canadensis

Anemone canadensis From a small garden group of this delightful native flowering plant Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share and [...]

2018-05-31T14:38:35-04:00Thursday, May 31, 2018|

The return of flowing water

The ice is gone Very rapidly over less than a couple of days, the ice went from the St-Lawrence and we are back to flowing water again. However, if you look at the foot of the tall tree you will see a few remnant, trapped plates of ice caught there temporarily. I am looking [...]

2018-04-19T09:36:03-04:00Thursday, April 19, 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 [...]

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

The Weekly Views (1-6 January 2018)

Some interesting photographs from the period 1-6 January 2018 (click any thumbnail to see the images at full size) This weeks views ... Snow cushioned in the divided trunk of a paper birch tree Cat-tails backlit by a winter sun This and image #4 are two pictures of the [...]

2018-01-04T12:34:01-05:00Saturday, January 6, 2018|

Boxing Day – Have a Rest

Christmas Day brought with it a rather splendid snow fall (just as it is supposed to) ... time now to put your feet up with a good book and a cup of coffee/tea

2017-12-26T10:24:52-05:00Tuesday, December 26, 2017|

Now the Days get Longer

11:28 am Thursday 21 December is the exact time of the Winter Solstice after which the daylight hours gradually increase day by day until suddenly it will be spring. Something to celebrate. "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a [...]

2017-12-20T14:19:36-05:00Thursday, December 21, 2017|

High Water (still)

Back in May there were bad floods around the island - waters are still high over six months later due to summer long attempts to lower levels back in the Great Lakes, in fact they have been rising again in the past week or two. Sony RX10m3 camera lens 80mm ISO 100 1/500s [...]

2017-12-09T18:02:12-05:00Wednesday, December 6, 2017|