Some Little Things

The macro lens is my all time favourite lens. That is what I’ve decided today. I’m having so much fun walking around my little piece of the world capturing the little things.

Chicory

Chicory

These Chicory flowers were just hanging out on some cement, which provided a different background compared to normal.

As I continued my walk I happened to stop to take some photos of some flowers and as I raised my head I noticed something orange in front of me.

Skipper

Skipper

This little skipper butterfly was keeping a close eye on me as I took multiple photos. He wasn’t too bothered by my presence for which I am grateful for. I mean, come on, look at this shot. I couldn’t get closer if I wanted to.

And then…

Bee on Thistle

Bee on Thistle 

This bee hovered into view on a nearby clover and decided to dig for some pollen. Apparently I stopped in a prime place for little critters. Talk about lucky.

Afternoon Light

Another glorious late day walk around the neighbourhood with my macro lens. First up is this beautiful Red Clover which you will notice is purple. I’m not sure why its considered a Red Clover. If anyone knows, please feel free to comment below because I have no idea.

Red Clover

I absolutely loved how the light played off these Foxtails. Normally you wouldn’t notice that there is a little pink in its tail but with the slight breeze and the angle of the light it caught it perfectly.

Foxtail Barley

Near the end of my walk I came across Smooth Bromegrass. (Yeah, I had to look that one up. And it took awhile to figure it out. It might not even be right.) The light was dancing amongst the grass as the breeze blew in.

A soft light on Smooth Bromegrass

Absolutely beautiful! That late day light makes the same boring walk extra special.

Where Did All The Flowers Go?

How quickly the weekend passes. It’s almost time to go home but before we do we have to hunt down some orchids. I mean, it is one of the main reasons we come up this particular weekend.

Sit for a Spell

Sit for a Spell

Unfortunately high water levels have struck the shorelines of Tobermory this year. Singing Sands beach, where we would find some of our favourite orchids, is water logged.

Instead we choose to hike a section of the Bruce Trail we haven’t tried before in the hopes of finding some flowers hidden among the trees. We lucked out on this decision when we came across trilliums galore in the underbrush.

Trilliums

Trilliums

And just as we thought the trilliums were all we would see, we came across a small bunch of Large Yellow Lady Slippers.

Yellow Lady Slipper

Yellow Lady Slipper

I was so excited to see these little flowers that I couldn’t stop photographing them. They all were still in the early stages of blooming. I’m not sure if that’s because we were further south of Tobermory or at a slightly higher elevation (we were high on the escarpment). Either way I was happy to finally see some orchids this weekend.

Cabot Head Lighthouse with Wolf's Milk flowers

Cabot Head Lighthouse with Wolf’s Milk flowers

We made one final stop after our hike at Cabot Head Lighthouse. This is a favourite spot for some pretty great views of the bay not to mention all the wildflowers that grow here.

Tobermory is one of my favourite places to visit, especially in the spring or fall when less people are visiting. It’s become a popular place in the summer months and who can blame them. It’s one of the prettiest spots around.

Spring Time will Erase the Chill

There’s just so much to photograph during spring and some of those wonderful things only make their appearance at this time of year. For example the blooms on fruit trees, like the cherry blossom.

Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

It’s not just fruit trees that show up in spring for a limited time. There are also flowers like the tulip.

Red Tulips

Red Tulips

Tulips come in so many different colours either as a solid or a combination of colours. No matter which they are, they are always a reminder that spring is finally here.

Fire Tulips

Fire Tulips

What is your favourite thing about spring?

Mushrooms at Cameron Lake

After my first successful trip to Cameron Lake in September I decided to drag Nigel to the trail and see what we could find. It started out as a foggy day but it made the forest ore atmospheric. We only hoped that the rain would hold off.

Misty Autumn Trail

Misty Autumn Trail

The mushrooms that I had seen back in September had mostly died to be replaced with new types to photograph.

A private spot

A private spot

Water Catcher

Water Catcher

We didn’t luck out as we had hoped with the rain and we got caught just over halfway through the trail. It didn’t last long and luckily we were prepared with rain gear. The good thing we were going back to the B&B and hitting their hot tub to warm up. ?