One of my favourite native plants is leatherwood, Dirca palustris. It’s a modest shrub, easily overlooked in the shadowy understory of mature woodlands. That’s why I love it in this fast, brash, showy world. At the same time when spring … Continue reading
The cold weather has kept me more housebound than usual, but it also provides some fantastic frost formations. This morning I bundled up and went to the creek.
This macro image of a spider web holds a lesson about beauty and prejudice.
Cicadas hold particular meaning for me. We hear them a lot more often than we see them, so I took the unusual opportunity for a photograph today. This one was lying dead on the bicycle path, somewhat the worse for … Continue reading
There are different kinds of gratitude: spontaneous joy and the simple practice of appreciating things.
Drawing water from a spring inspires reflection on where this essential resource comes from.
Where have all the flowers gone? It’s a hackneyed question, but I needed an answer today. I found them growing by the Grand River near Waterloo, Ontario. This morning brought news of the devastating shooting at an Orlando nightclub that … Continue reading
Here are some of the most exciting images (click a photo to view larger images in a carousel) so far showing off what kind of nature photography the new macro lens can do. I shot all of them within a … Continue reading
The charming wildflower, goldthread, is one of the earliest to appear in Central Ontario woodlands, even before trilliums. The ground around our cottage is covered with it, so I had a chance to take photographs when we visited for a … Continue reading
Click an image to view the gallery in a carousel. What new beauty do I behold, just steps away from our back door? I’m probably more of a wildflower geek than any other kind of geek. So it’s a lot … Continue reading