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An Experiment

An Experiment

I had an idea. I was sitting in my home office the other day thinking about how I need to do something to get me a little more motivated about taking photos on my walks. I pretty much walk the same paths over and over again and I can safely say that I'm getting bored....

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Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

I went back to that short section of the creek trail and I was surprised to find, hidden way towards the back, all sorts of flowers in bloom. Purple ones, of course. The periwinkles were everywhere. And they weren't the only ones growing like crazy here. The...

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Green

Green

It's another beautiful day in the neighbourhood. The apple trees in the creek are now in full bloom. There are white blossoms everywhere along the creek. I’ve been waiting all spring for this. After spending some time with the apple trees I decided to check out a part...

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Thorns

Thorns

I focused on finding some different things to photograph today from what I've shown in the last few blog entries. In the meadow behind my old high school, I noticed these old milkweed casings. They looked like someone tried to paper måche something and was...

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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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