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.

Not Just For The Ducks

I’m back at the Humber River Recreational Trail today and I’m hoping to find something a little more interesting than I did last week.

Mallard

I was greeted again by the mallard as I came onto the trail. Maybe I should give him a name so I can greet him next time?

Canada Goose

Canada Goose was not to be outdone, so he ambled up to say “hi” as well.

Cooper’s Hawk

I had a surprise visitor when I headed up the trail on the Humber campus grounds. This gorgeous Cooper’s Hawk was a little too far away for a great photo but I was more than happy to get some shots before he flew away.

Just a Couple of Ducks

I went out for a walk along the Humber River Recreational Trail today. As I started on the trail I was greeted by this beautiful mallard.

Mallard

This is the extent of the colour I found along the trail other than brown. Loads and loads of brown. As far as the eye can see. That is the problem with the in-between seasons. Just a sea of brown. Did I mention everything was brown? LOL

Mallards

As I finished up my walk, the mallard and his lady came out to bid me farewell. (She blends in with that sea of brown. Hahaha)

Moody Skies in the Forks

I went out on a hike with my friend Linda and her dog, Summer. We decided on hiking at Forks of the Credit Conservation Area. When I drove in, I noticed some very strange-looking clouds. 

Cloudy Kettle Lake

They started fading as we hiked, so I stopped at Kettle Lake to get some shots.

Undulatus asperatus clouds

Other than the weird cloud formations, I spent my time focusing on my hike as this wasn’t a photo outing.

A Challenging Hike at Heartlake

I went out with my friend Nigel to explore the trails at Heart Lake Conservation Area. With the melting snow and the ice formations, it was a difficult trek along the slippery trails.

Bird Feeder

It was a challenging hike and I did not come away with many photos. These little birdhouses were the most interesting things on the trail, in my opinion.

Reeds

I did try to find other things to photograph, but inspiration was not my friend this time around. I hope my next outing will be more productive.

Nuthatch Love

Today I headed out to Claireville to take photos at the feeders just off the main trail/road.

The Old Bridge

I had to get some shots of the bridge. It’s one of the more interesting things to photograph here in Claireville. The shadows from the late day sun from vines and the other side give this photo a lot of character.

Posing

At the feeder, the nuthatches were flying back and forth getting their food for the day.

Grabbing a Snack

They are even willing to land on your hand if you have some seeds to share with them.

I had a lot of fun getting photos of the birds and always look forward to the cold temps when it’s okay to feed them like this. In summer they are too busy to be bothered with us and our seeds when there is so much more to eat.