Macro photography: a closer look around the cottage

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

Goldthread, brief beauty in the woods

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

Bullfrogs return to the lake, bellowing Beethoven

The bullfrogs are back, at least for this summer, and I found a musical mnemonic for their song in one of Beethoven’s symphonies. One morning each June for the past 15 years I have left the cottage around 4 a.m. … Continue reading