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Curly Catkin

Curly Catkin

As we get further into the spring season more flowers are making their appearance as each day goes by. And while I wait for more to appear I just can't help taking photographs of those pretty little white apple blossoms. I plan on getting a lot of photos of these...

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A Repeat

A Repeat

So it turns out that my favourite photos from today are the same as yesterday (except for a new photo). Go figure. The mushrooms have done some growing since yesterday afternoon and there seems to be more of them too. This mushroom family is starting to squish each...

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Emerging

Emerging

For my neighbourhood walk today I took the catwalk from my street to the creek and the first thing I discovered is these mica cap mushrooms. They've almost finished emerging from the soil.  Usually when I'm out hiking in autumn is when I tend to photograph these...

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Blooming Helicopters

Blooming Helicopters

I've done a little more research and I've realized that those red maple buds, with those red petal-like things, are actually the seeds. Or what I like to call "the helicopters".  You can see in the photograph above that the leaves are there but they are not...

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Bunny Time

Bunny Time

I was out by the train tracks by the creek taking photos of the Siberian squills when I heard a rustling behind me. When I turned around I saw... a bunny! This rather large bunny looked at me, chewed some grass for a minute or so, and then it hopped a few feet into...

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Twirls and Spikes

Twirls and Spikes

Okay, so I just had to get another photograph of that seed pod. I did warn you in my last post that there was going to be more. They are just so interesting I can’t seem to stop. Plus I keep seeing different ones that peek my interest. And then there’s this...

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From Brown to Purple

From Brown to Purple

At the top of my street is a catwalk that takes me to the other side of the creek than I normally walk. This path is not as well worn as the other side but I think some people still use it to get to wherever they're going. Just to the right of the catwalk I spotted...

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The Ants Are Out

The Ants Are Out

Today on my walk I saw an ant. It must be the time for the hives to start getting active again. I'm not looking forward to the fight of keeping them outside the house. Since a very old willow came down a few years ago in the creek we have had the joy of entertaining...

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Nature’s Magnifying Glass

Nature’s Magnifying Glass

It’s chilly out today and as I’m out exploring a different section of the creek path it starts snowing. Yup - that’s right - snow! Do you see those little white balls of snow on the dried thistle? Come on Mother Nature, can we not just have a nice warm spring? She...

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