I am very late (8 days) with this post as it’s been a hectic couple of weeks with a sick dog, work, and other things. Hopefully I can get caught up soon!

April 26, 2021

I had just gotten up and noticed a bright full moon that was about to set behind the houses across the street.

Canon 80D – Sigma 150-600mm – 600mm – f6.3 – 1/200 – ISO 200

April 27, 2021

The spring flowers continue to bloom in the Forested Hills ESPA, with more of the same from last week, as well as the white trilliums.

Canon 80D – EFS 18-135mm – 24mm – f4.0 – 1/640 – ISO 200

If their current progression is any indicator, they should be in full bloom by the weekend.

April 28, 2021

One of our goals this year is to take as many hikes as possible. With the various stages of reopening, “shutdowns”, lockdowns, and stay-at-home orders, one thing we can always do is walk the local trails.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/60 – ISO 320

We are well on our way this year, but with the blackflies starting to come out, this may diminish a bit in the coming weeks.

April 29, 2021

One of the reasons I was so late in getting this (and next weeks’ post out) is because our dog was sick most of the week. She was getting us up every 1-2 hours in the night to go out and wasn’t eating very much.

iPhone XR – 4.25mm – f1.8 – 1/60 – ISO 160

After a trip to the vet she’s doing much better and is back to her usual self.

April 30, 2021

This Canadian serviceberry tree in our front yard blooms with white blossoms every spring.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 21mm – f8.0 – 1/125 – ISO 200

There are several of these in the neighbourhood as well. Later in the year, they will drop their small fruit all over the sidewalk, making quite a mess.

May 1, 2021

As the undergrowth begins to sprout, the forest floor is alive with bright greens.

Canon 80D – EFS 10-22mm – 10mm – f3.5 – 1/200 – ISO 200

The Laurel Creek Conservation Area is full of scenes like this. The widely spaced trees allow for the undergrowth to get access to sunlight.

May 2, 2021

I want to round off this week with something a little different. I’ve taken pictures of a lot of flowers these past few weeks, but none more than the trillium. In the Forested Hills ESPA, you can find white, pink, and red trilliums throughout.

The trillium might be one of the most iconic spring wildflowers in Ontario.