Category Archives: Trees

Along the Stream – 3 May 2014

The trout might not have been biting, but I didn’t come home empty-handed. Skunk Cabbage is coming along nicely, the mosses and ferns are green and the tree buds are finally starting to break. Sony DSC-RX100 – Zeiss Vario-Sonnar – 28mm – … Continue reading

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Autumn Mare’s Tails – 10 October 2013

  Autumn is now with us, and with it comes more intense weather. This morning’s sky was a busy place indeed. Sony A-900 – Tamron 17 – 24mm 2.8 – 17mm  – ISO 200 – f11 – 1/125

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A Tale of Three Rhododendrons

These three Rhododendrons are over one hundred and forty hears old and sit on the front lawns of the homes of three brothers. The original property was owned by my great, great, great grandfather, Benjamin B. Porter. As his sons … 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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Storm Brewing

Driving home from a trip to the local farmer’s market on Saturday morning, we drove under this sullen, ominous sky, the aftermath of the passing of Hurricane Sandy, knowing rain and wind could not be far off. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 … 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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Wild Rhodora at Bear Lakes Brook

This is the height of the wild Rhodora season and the backwoods and barrens of Nova Scotia are filled with the purple majesty of their blooms. Here, amongst the wild blueberry barrens, beside a tranquil stream, deer and black bears … Continue reading

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Two Trees and the Moon

Early this morning, just before sunrise the moon sat just above the young maple trees in our south gardens, bathed in the sun, yet to come.

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