Month: April 2021

Urban Forest Mistreatment

I mentioned in my previous post that it’s becoming more evident just how urbanized the forests in the city have become. The pandemic has made this worse, with people looking for ways to get outside and away from their neighbourhoods.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 135mm – f5.6 – 1/125 – ISO 200
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Year in Photos – Week 16

Whether it was because I was rushing for a last minute picture, or I didn’t have my camera with me, I had to rely on my iPhone for a few shots this week.

April 12, 2021

This bougainvillea sits in our office near the window. The actual flower part is only the little white ones in the centre.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/90 – ISO 100
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Spring Flowers

With the sudden warming temperatures, we are starting to see some spring flowers in the forest and along the trails. As I was looking for my daily picture, I realized I had accumulated a few shots that could make up a post all on their own. I used my PictureThis phone app to identify many of these flower species.

Red Trillium

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 24mm – f4.0 – 1/125 – ISO 200

I didn’t need an app for this one! Ontario’s provincial flower is usually recognized as the white variety, but the red trillium is also quite common. The trillium is a very sensitive plant; if picked or cut, it could take up to seven years for the trillium flower to bloom again. I ended up laying down flat on the ground to get this shot, luckily it was pretty dry in that area.

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Year in Photos – Week 15

A little late getting this post up this week, as it’s been a hectic week. Between sudden COVID measure changes, a busy week at work, volunteer meetings, and a bit of yard work, the week flew by.

April 5, 2021

Our tomato and pepper seedlings have been doing really well. At the time of this post, we have 25 of each!

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 24mm – f4.0 – 1/20 – ISO 200
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