Sunday Trees – March 21, 2021

….I’m hoping Becca Givens returns soon to continue hosting this challenge

Spring has officially started but in my neck of the woods there are still no leaves or blossoms on the trees.

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Sculpture Saturday – March 20, 2021

some wonderful finds in High Park, Toronto

Today was another beautiful day in Toronto; sunny and warm (for March) and the paths and roads were dry and clear of ice and snow. I was in search of the red tail hawk that I saw last week but I saw no signs of him. Instead I spent the two hours taking photos of trees, squirrels, broken bits of picnic tables, stadium lights, fences and birds. On my travels throughout the park I came across some lovely sculptures a statue and a memorial stone cross.

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Thanks to Susan Kelly at No Fixed Plans for hosting Sculpture Saturday, https://nofixedplans5.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/sculpture-.saturday-9/

Cousin of the Rat but Cuter

thanks to Debbie Smyth for hosting Six Word Saturday https://travelwithintent.com/2021/03/20/trying-to-think-inside-the-box/

Today in High Park the squirrels were out and about, running up and down trees and through the tall grasses. I had my telephoto lens with me and was able to capture these beauties.

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A Fan of…..Raptors

thanks to Jez for hosting A Fan of …. https://mamacormier.com/2021/03/15/new-flower-march-15-2021-open-double-tulip/

As I was walking through High Park last week I notice a couple of people intently looking up through the trees. I was looking a for short cut back to my car so I headed in their direction. When I got closer I looked up and I could see a beautiful Red Tail Hawk with his back to us. Here was a moment when I wished I had my telephoto lens with me but I had use my iPhone and hope for the best.

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I wanted to get a shot from the front but when I stepped on a twig and snapped it the hawk flew away. He didn’t go far so we followed him to the next tree, a couple of times. I tried to walk without making too much noise but it is almost impossible this time of year with all the debris that lies on the hard ground.

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I knew that If I waited longed enough I might be able to get a shot of him taking off for the next tree.

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It pays to be patient.

Pull Up a Seat – Week 11, 2021

….thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat https://xingfumama.blog/2021/03/12/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-11/

Park benches are mostly empty these days but in the last week the weather has warmed up considerably so slowly people are starting to use the benches again.

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