Happy Trios

Swallows line the wires that run beside the river – a brief respite from their constant swooping and diving. Even at rest their little bodies fidget. Mares and their offspring gather together – a heartwarming sight. And, then, there is my brood, offering an “I love you” to the camera: (For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: […]

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Drama in the Woods

A high-pitched chirp caught my attention the moment we entered the park. We’d come to Stratford for a meal out and decided to check up on the swans. Ric found a bench by the river, while I wandered in search of the source of the incessant note. It seemed to be coming from a clump […]

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For the Love of Trees

I haven’t met a tree that didn’t have a story to tell, or at very least an invitation, as the trees featured, whose proffered shade entices. This lone tree speaks to me of isolation and perseverance in times of strife. Oh, the tales this old trunk could relate. I know my inner child stirs at […]

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Bits and Pieces

Our first summer in the house and he’s putting in a new garden at the front. We’ve been scouting local nurseries and while he pretends that my preferences matter, he really is just humouring me. Ric has very specific tastes in flowers and most diametrically opposed to me. The viburnum featured, for example, will sit […]

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Sparrow Study

As common as these little birds are, did you know there are about thirty-five different sparrow species in North America? Personally, I love sparrows: their happy chirps, and perky presence always makes me smile. The featured bird and this younger version above nest in a creeping vine on a nearby carwash. Although, I am in […]

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West Perth Wetlands

Spring is such a rich season for photography. Wildlife flirts, blossoms sing, and the air alternates between moist and sunny. As serene as this scene appears, birds are singing, bees are buzzing in prolific numbers, and the mosquitoes are having a feast. Still, I linger, hunting for the source of that one song that thrills […]

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Country Roads Bliss

Every road leading out of our small town offers a view of rural Ontario. Exploring them, one by one, has been my bliss. We are never far from water, with two rivers nearby, and many ponds, creeks, and other features. Wildlife is abundant, and with every new outing, we discover something different. Above is an […]

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