by Susan | Jun 4, 2021 | Flower Photography, Local Photography
My friend Nigel and I decided to head out for a bike ride on the Etobicoke Creek trail. The trail takes us along the edge of Pearson airport, although you wouldn’t know it for most of the ride. The trail takes you through some beautiful meadow and forest with the occasional glimpse of the road and airport beyond it. As we rode along I noticed that my brakes weren’t working the best and when we hit a larger hill I realized that the brakes were going to be an issue and the ride needed to end before I broke my neck…lol
Etobicoke Creek forest floor
I did make it safely to the bottom of the hill, with both front and back brakes engaged, and found this gorgeous scene to my right. It was worth the slightly stressful ride down the hill. After this we decided not to continue the ride down the path so I didn’t get any more photos from the trail. We checkout out some side trials we missed but it wasn’t too long before we were back at the car and heading home for the day. A bike ride cut too short but better to be safe. Once the brakes are fixed we will attempt the trail again.
You can find more about this portion of the trail by clicking here. (This trail is broken up into a few sections on this site to make it easier for us non-long-distance bikers.)
Even though my bike ride was cut short I still got out for another walk later in the day in my neighbourhood and captured this lovely image above.
by Susan | May 16, 2021 | Flower Photography, Local Photography, Macro Photography
Another neighbourhood walk was on the agenda today and there was so much to photograph. Spring is one of the best times to focus on macro photography. Slap on the macro lens and head out the door to a local park or if you are lucky some neighbours may just have some great flowers for you to photograph.
This lilac bush is on a neighbours front lawn growing through the catwalk fence. This is perfect, as I can spend a lot more time getting shots without looking like some stalker. LOL
For some reason, tulips have started popping up in the creek over the last few years. I love finding out what colours I can find as I walk down the path.
When I first came across this interesting flower I had no idea what it was. It looked like an onion but it was very large in comparison to what I’m used to seeing. I used the seek app and was informed that it was a wild leek. I have no idea if that’s what it is but I would say there is a good chance.
by Susan | May 14, 2021 | Conservation Area, Flower Photography, Local Photography, Macro Photography, Parks, Wildlife
It was a nice warm day for a hike at Cold Creek Conservation Area in Nobleton. I visited this park with my friend @nigelbanks57 today and as the day progressed it got pretty hot out.
This could be why we spotted so many painted turtles sunning themselves on floating logs in the pond. This is the best one I was able to get. I definitely had the wrong lens with me to get shots of them.
But, I did have the right one for this great macro shot of the Marsh Marigolds.
Check out their trail map here.
by Susan | May 10, 2021 | Flower Photography, Local Photography, Macro Photography
With no time to get out for a walk today, I spent some time in my garden to get a few shots of the flowers growing there.
The Grape Hyacinthe is one of my favourite flowers. Its’ cute little bells stacked into a cone shape make it very unique.
by Susan | Apr 28, 2021 | Flower Photography, Local Photography, Macro Photography
Taking a slightly different route on my walk along the neighbourhood creek, I found tiny little purple flowers. They were starting to emerge from their buds, one at a time.
The neighbourhood creek is not the only place to find spring flowers. In my backyard, Rockcress is in full bloom.
My indoor plants are not getting outshined. My mon’s Christmas cactus is blooming for Easter.
It always stands out to me that so many spring plants are some shade of purple or pink.
by Susan | Apr 23, 2021 | Flower Photography, Macro Photography
The apple blossoms are blooming and the bees are busy pollinating. It’s a great time of year!
The ground ivy is everywhere and I can’t complain as I walk through a sea of purple on my daily constitutional.
After spending a huge position of last year walking around with my macro lens and shooting the neighbourhood green spaces, I can tell you that it never gets boring. I have been having a blast this year with my macro. It’s one lens that will definitely stay in my bag for those special moments that can happen spontaneously.