Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Waterscapes or Landscapes

thanks Cee for hosting CFFC https://ceenphotography.com/2022/06/21/cffc-landscapes-or-waterscapes/

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Hills around Florence, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Hills of Assisi, Italy
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Sunrise over Lake Ontario and Toronto
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Farm country, ON
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Niagara Falls, Horseshoe Falls. ON
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Niagara Falls, American Falls
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Sun Over Lake Ontario from Prince of Wales Park
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Lake Simcoe, ON
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Autumn at Trent University
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Loire River, Amboise, France
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Loire Valley, France

Taking My Big Camera for a Walk Yesterday

….and capturing all these wonderful shots with my zoom lens

Yesterday was a wonderfully sunny day and I was hoping the the turtles would be out, sun bathing on the logs in the pond. I wasn’t disappointed.

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After I left the turtles I came across a few more critters.

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I’m a Fan of …….Spring Blossoms

….thanks Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/09/coots-fan-of-155/

This year I experienced three spring seasons. The first was in France where the blooms were out in early April, then in London where the trees were flowering in mid to late April and now in Toronto in early May.

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Good Morning Shot

it’s not often that I get to see this

It happens every day but I’m usually still in bed. Yesterday I had to get up early to drive my daughter and her family to the airport. It was still partially dark when we left but on my drive back home the glare from the rising sun was almost blinding. I stopped at the bottom of our street to get this shot.

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A Winter Wonderland In March

….after yesterdays gently falling snow

The snow had completely melted from everyone’s properties, the roads and sidewalks were clear and then this happened. For most of the day the temperatures were hovering just above freezing and even though it had been snowing for hours most of it melted when it hit the ground. Later in the day the temperature dropped to just below freezing and the snow started to stick to everything. There was no wind. Driving home from a shopping trip I felt like I had been transported into a magical winter village. Before going into the house I took a stroll up the street and took a few photos.

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I’m a Fan of …..Swans

….thanks to Jez for hosting the I’m a fan of….challenge, this week he chose swanshttps://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/01/24/swans-1-fan-of-142/

I am a fan of swans and have lots of photos of them in the archives but I decided to go for a walk late this afternoon to see if I could find some close to home. I walked east of the house and stayed close to the edge of the parks looking for these beautiful birds. I one area where I usually see up to a dozen or more was inaccessible because the ramp to the lake was piled high with snow from the ploughs.

I continued further east and finally came across a flock of them about a kilometre or more from the house. Here are my swans in winter on the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto.

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