Just Another Macro Walk

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.

Wild Leek

Wild Leek

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.

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. 

The Bees are Buzzin’

The apple blossoms are blooming and the bees are busy pollinating. It’s a great time of year!

A Bee

The ground ivy is everywhere and I can’t complain as I walk through a sea of purple on my daily constitutional.

Ground Ivy

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.