A Visit to Cold Creek

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. 

Yellow flowers

Yellow flowers

But, I did have the right one for this great macro shot of the Marsh Marigolds.

Check out their trail map here.

The Purples of Spring

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.

Cactus Flower

It always stands out to me that so many spring plants are some shade of purple or pink. 

Things, They Are Growing

Today I’m back to my regular neighbourhood walks. I took the catwalk into the creek path and noticed that the lilac trees were starting to bud. That means spring weather is officially here!

Lilac Buds

On the trail, I found some other spring goodies. The Siberian Squill is a pretty little flower that pops up every spring along the creek.

Siberian Squill

I wanted the focus to be more on its shape, so I converted the Squill to black and white. 


I decided to treat my tulip photo the same way. I love how simple these photos look.

When Spring Gets Prettier

I discovered a new trail out in Caledon called the Alton Grange Trail. The trail is a short 4-kilometer loop that’s definitely on the easy side to hike. It’s a beautiful trail and one of my new favourites.

Alton Grange Trail

At the beginning of the trail, I was feeling all the forest vibes. Even the light was looking good, and it was only going to get better.

Tree in Ice

The trail crosses the Credit River, and I noticed this mossy tree lying in the water. I wanted to accentuate the length of the tree, so I shot from a lower position. The tree acted as a leading line to the trees in the background.

Forest Trail

My favourite image of the day was this forest trail. The light was so perfect, and I would not have noticed this image if I hadn’t turned to look back. I have to remind myself when I’m out on my hikes to remember to turn around. Today, I’m glad I did just that.