This summer has been unbearably hot and humid in Toronto, but I was going stir-crazy without my weekly walk. So, throwing caution to the (complete lack of) wind, I grabbed my camera and hit the boardwalk and some nearby wooded areas.
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Falling into autumn
Last week, I took my camera out to catch a glimpse of nearby Toronto’s Kew Gardens and the fading remnants of our Remembrance Day commemorations.
Twirling spiders and battling butterflies
So as I checked the mail earlier today, I noticed that our entire front porch has been taken over by a huge spider web…perfectly timed for Hallowe’en, it would seem. Even better, the spider was still in the web, wrapping up it’s lunch.
Honestly, I only planned to take one photo…and an hour or so later, I had several one-photos.
After completing my day at The Ex (see Back to visit the Ex), I still had to get home and because the weather was so cool, if grey, I decided to wander along Toronto’s waterfront.
Macro micro world
So I have owned my macro lens for just over 3 years, but have never had the nerve to take it out on my walk-abouts. I don’t know that I could explain my hang-up other than to simply say it intimidated me.
Yesterday, that changed as I wandered the parks near home. It’s still a work in progress but I am generally happy with the first batch of images. Hope you like them, too.
PS Happily surprised that the bees of various forms have been so good about my photographic intrusions.
Of to visit with a friend at a local baconery (not bakery, but baconery…a restaurant called Rashers dedicated solely to bacon) and decided to take my camera with me, catching some of the gardens and a surprise guest along the way.
Glen Stewart Ravine
Took my camera around the corner to a nearby nature walk and then down to Lake Ontario for a few minutes.
Another beautiful Friday afternoon in my neighbourhood means another day to haul the camera out .
A few exo-skeletoned flappers from Toronto’s The Beaches district.
A spot of colour in a B/W world
Oh no! I discovered a new toy…well, new to me.
Using Lightbox, I’ve learned how to convert a photo to black & white and then return to the colour to one or more component of the photo.
And now I’m distracted all to hell. And worse, a friend has a shopping list of images she wants for her apartment.
So, if you don’t hear from me for a while, at least you’ll know why.
PS Who knew all those colouring books would come in handy!?
Meanwhile, in BC – Nanaimo Region
Not just known for super-sweet bars (eating, not drinking), Nanaimo is also a lush region of Vancouver Island.
These pics were taken around my mother’s new home near Qualicum Beach.
See also photos of: Fort Langley/Harrison Hot Springs, Chilliwack