…thanks to Becca Givens who started this challenge
…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.
Thanks to Susan Kelly at No Fixed Plans for hosting Sculpture Saturday, https://nofixedplans5.wordpress.com/2020/11/14/sculpture-.saturday-9/
…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.
…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.
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.
I knew that If I waited longed enough I might be able to get a shot of him taking off for the next tree.
It pays to be patient.
….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.