Great blue heron flies into a sunset that falls on a sandy beach, tall pines, lichen-encrusted rocks and brush on the shore.
There are many flowering trees in High Park. This year there were lots of blooms on May 13, and I chose to get up close.
Willow branch hanging down over pond reeds. High Park, May 2017.
A very common flower throughout the region, whose name I don’t know, covers the shady ground a few metres from the bank of the dry river that feeds Devil’s Punch Bowl. Small birds take brief rests on the few evergreen trees near the Punch Bowl; this tree, to me, looks like some sort of fir,[…]
New Edinburgh Park is accessible by bike from downtown Ottawa, and overlooks the Rideau river. You must get off your bike to traverse the trail, which gives you an opportunity to study the reflections of the opposite shore, or look back at Parliament Hill from a stand of cattails. This white bridge carrying Union Street traffic across[…]
Twigs, ironwork, leaves and lamps; with the Wellington Building, c. 1924-1927, as a background. Beside the Château Laurier, looking down Mackenzie Ave, red leaves have been strewn by a mild rainstorm. The lamps are beginning to light for the evening.
Vines are not common in the forests around Toronto, but of the two types you’ll often encounter, this is the one I’d least trust for swinging. Its distinctive egg-sized spiky seed pods stand out, as light as paper lanterns. Here’s a closer look.
A collection of large rocks lines a path through a meadow in Balsam Lake Provincial Park (2 frames).