Category Archives: Leaves

I love it when the leaves finally fall off all the trees and bushes, finally revealing the secrets that they concealed. This tiny nest is a wonder of plant material and natural ingenuity, kept hidden and safe when needed most. … Continue reading

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Last Gasp of Fall

These Hydrangea flowers take on a delicate, web-like structure as they near their end every fall, giving their last measure of beauty to a garden. Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm f2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f9.5 – 1/90

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First Hoar Frost – 30 October 2013

We’re well into Autumn now and the first serious hoar frost appeared this morning, covering the ground and the gardens like a crystalline, white vail. Hearty flowers have so far resisted the low temperatures and strong winds that sweep across … Continue reading

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Early June Blossoms

It’s early June and finally the flower gardens are really coming to life. The overall green of the flower beds is giving way to all the colours of the rainbow as flowers finally come into bloom. Likewise shrubs and trees … Continue reading

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Woodlot Walk – 29 April 2013

What a glorious day for a walk in the woodlot! It’s warm with bright sunlight, and the blackflies might be about but they haven’t started biting yet. The buds are bursting and the first leaves are coming out; the annual … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf in Ice

  Out for a walk on a crisp, bright morning in late Winter, on the cusp with early Spring, I came upon this maple leaf that had fallen in the fall and was now nearly incased in ice on a … Continue reading

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Rose Hips and Snow

  On a walk in our woodlot on a crisp, cold winter’s day, gentle flurries were falling, capping everything in their way. These rose hips were crowned with a soft abundance of distinct flakes, producing a most pleasing image. Sony … Continue reading

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Secret Places

As children we all cherished and carefully concealed secret places where we could go to be alone or act out important fantasies. How many of us are fortunate enough to retain these places, or even find new ones as we … Continue reading

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Pinecroft Pond

On a trip to Ontario to visit with relatives we stopped at Pinecroft, a pottery studio outside of Aylmer, in southern Ontario. The owners are relatives of my wife and she has visited this place for as long as she … Continue reading

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Japanese Knotweed in Bloom

  Introduced around the turn of the 20th century as a fast-growing, large ornamental plant, The Japanese Knotweed quickly gained a foothold here in Southwest Nova Scotia. Unfortunately it was also found to be highly invasive and virtually impossible to … Continue reading

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