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Comet Neowise

Comet Neowise

I’m back at Torrance Barrens with my friend Nigel, to photograph Comet Neowise. There were so many people here we could barely find a place to park. This doesn’t bode well for physical distancing. Luckily most people are staying off to the left of the entrance...

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What Comet?

What Comet?

Its that time of year again - our annual family & friends camping trip. Things are a little different this year with the COVID-19 restrictions. We had to pair down our group to just family. Although we missed our friends, we were happy to be out camping again,...

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Unique Views

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. Every...

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Make a Wish

Make a Wish

Out on my walk today I noticed this interesting colour variation on a Queen Anne's Lace flower.  I have never seen one that had pink along its edge. All the ones I have seen have all been white. Could it possibly be a different flower? I have no idea but I do...

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Garden Finds

Garden Finds

My first stop on my neighbourhood walk today was my own backyard. We have loads of stuff growing in the backyard and one of them is my favourite thing to eat - raspberries. This raspberry bush is one that keeps on giving all summer long. And now that we have quite a...

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A Good Day

A Good Day

I thought for today I would focus more on different types of plants than I typically do. As I wandered the meadow behind the school this pale coloured plant caught my eye. This seed head was the only one that was this pale yellow. All the others were a dark green. I...

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Unexpected Happenings

Unexpected Happenings

Today I went in search of ladybugs. I knew from my last encounter with them that they were hanging out on the burdocks in the meadow behind the school.  I had a harder time finding them, so I was pretty excited to find this lone one. He climbed up and down the...

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Upside Down

Upside Down

There are days I walk this path and it’s as though a new plant has grown overnight. I’m sure that’s not really the case but I guess the point is that you really have to keep your eyes peeled to make sure you don’t miss something special. This emerging flower is what I...

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Bird’s Foot

Bird’s Foot

It's another beautiful summer day and the birds are begging to be photographed. Bird's-foot trefoil that is. This cute little yellow flower has blooms that are small with a unique shape. Sometimes the flowers are streaked with red making its other name, Eggs and...

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