Feeling Nostalgic

I’m back to my regular neighbourhood walks and today I’ve come across a vintage car. It’s not something you see very often in my neck of the woods and so it must be documented. I’m feeling nostalgic seeing this and wishing for simpler, stress-free days.

Old Car

Old Car

I gave this photo an old-time feel when I processed it. I wanted the photo to feel like it was taken with an old film camera.

With nothing much else happening on the street I headed down to the creek path to find some macro goodies.

Sqaurrose Knapweed

Squarrose Knapweed

This gorgeous Knapweed flower is blooming all along the creek. I still can’t get over how many flowers are purple. It’s so strange that I never really noticed this before. 

Vines

Vines

Heading further down the path, into a more overgrown area, I spotted these vines blocking part of the path. I’ve definitely come across this same set of vines before. I guess when they cut the grass in this area they don’t bother with the things that can attack from above. Which I am very happy about as I wouldn’t get a shot like this otherwise.

Unique Views

I can’t believe that since mid-March I’ve been expanding my macro photography skills by just shooting around my neighbourhood. Am I starting to get bored with just shooting macro all the time? Absolutely not because there are always unique views to find.

Unique views - Burdock

Burdock

Every time I head out I expect to see the same things, but there always seems to be something new to photograph, even if it’s from a different angle or even a different stage of something’s growth.

Flower

Flower

Of course, not everything I shoot with my macro lens is something up close or small. Sometimes I try to sneak up on a bird that’s balanced on a skinny branch.

Bird Silhouette

Bird Silhouette

Who then promptly flies away. Still it makes for an interesting image, don’t you think?

A Bug’s Life

Even though the photos in this post were taken at the same time as the previous post I wanted to separate them from each other. After the discovery of which flower the nutlets belonged to, I continued my walk over to the high school field. Behind the school, on the edges of the meadow, I found this bug resting on a leaf.

Beetle

Beetle

I have scoured my books and the internet but I have not been able to find its name. There are so many different types of insects, millions of them In fact, that I am having no luck finding out what it is.

I did, however, figure out what these little insects were.

Clover Seed Weevils

Clover Seed Weevils

They’re called weevils. And this pair was a little busy making some mini versions of themselves so I moved on.

On one side of the high school track, is a lone tree with silver leaves. There are more trees like it on the other side of the track but this one sits alone amidst some apple trees.

Sliverberry

Silverberry

This late in spring the tree is covered in yellow blooms and walking past you can’t help but notice how strong their scent is. The yellow colour amongst the silver leaves makes the tree pop out from the rest that you can’t help noticing it when you walk by. It’s one of my favourite trees.

Peter Cottontail

We are officially halfway through May today. Where has the time gone? It’s been 2 months since we’ve gone into some form of lockdown. Mother Nature, however, continues along her regular timeline, pandemic or not. On my creek path the apple blossoms are starting to fade. There are still quite a lot of them but they’re time is almost done. 

Dying Apple Blossom

Dying Apple Blossom

However, as one flower moves on a new one comes in. I found what I think is Ground Ivy. I hope that’s what they’re called. My plant app assures me that I’m correct,  Whatever they are tiny and cute and purple.

Ground Ivy

Ground Ivy

I seem to be seeing more wildlife now. Today I’ve come across another rabbit. This one is a little smaller than the previous one but just as curious about what I’m doing. At least curious enough to not hop off too far as I take his/her photo.

Peter Cottontail

Peter Cottontail

I always love when I spot something other than the regular flowers that I tend to come across on my neighbourhood walks. I forget sometimes that there is wildlife all around us. When I come across an animal It’s a very good reminder to me that we share our space with other creatures and that we must respect them.

It’s Wet Out

It’s was raining earlier today and I’ve decided to grab my camera in the hopes of finding some droplets on those pretty purple flowers from the last post. I can’t believe what I found when I went to shoot the flowers. Just look at that gorgeous droplet balancing on that petal.

Droplet on Siberian Scilla

Droplet on Siberian Scilla

And then, not too far from the flowers, I found this burr with this droplet magnifying one of its hooks. So cool!

The Droplet

The Droplet

Further along the path, I found a few snails hanging out on some stems. It took a few tries to get his eyeball in focus.

The Long CLimb

The Long Climb

I found some fun things to photograph on my walk today. I’m looking forward to the next time I’m out and about.