Tag Archives: Wildflowers

New Growth in the Woodlot – 7 May 2014

  A quick walk back into our woodlot this afternoon to look for new life. There’s always something to find in a woodlot! Sony A-900 – Tamron 90mm 2.8 Macro  – ISO 200 – f11 – 1/90 Advertisements

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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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Hope Springs Eternal – 24 February 2014

  Despairing at the weather forecast for the next five days I went outside to be greeted by the first Snowdrops of Spring! What better way to revive hope that Spring is finally close! Long live Snowdrops!

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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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Starflower on the Forest Floor

Yesterday was one of those days where the light is abnormally crystal clear and clean. Perhaps this is an odd way of describing light but most artists will understand. Everything looked pristine, pure and razor sharp… a truly glorious day … Continue reading

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Midwinter Walk – 24 January 2013

  An uncharacteristically cold, -10°C day with overcast and occasional flurries, but if you can still get a good image if you look carefully, have determination and apply good technique. Sony A-900 – Sigma 24 – 70mm f2.8 – ISO … 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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Bee on Jerusalem Artichoke

Late summer and the Jerusalem Artichokes come into bloom. Despite their bright yellow colour and the happy way they swing in the breezes, they always bring out a hint of sadness in me, harbingers as they are, of the cold … 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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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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