Sweltering on the boardwalk

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.

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.

Colourful interludes

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.

Sidewalking

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.