Birch Alley

Paper Birch Tree

In the arboretum there is a long line of birch trees originally collected from each of the Canadian provinces and territories. Ostensibly all the same species they exhibit interesting differences.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 7 March, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 38.04mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
By |2020-03-07T14:29:40-05:00March 7th, 2020|arboretum, Seasons, trees|0 Comments

From the Archives – 1 Feb 20

From the Archives

Some weeks, because the weather has been poor, or the artistic skills of the photographer have not risen to the expected dizzy heights … or for some other reason there are few or no new images to share. A perfect opportunity to delve in the archives …

Spring around here is still two to three months away – so, to cheer us all up as we look out on boundless vistas of cold snow, here is a memory of spring 2014.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NEX-7
  • Taken: 4 April, 2014
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
By |2020-02-01T14:35:17-05:00February 2nd, 2020|Landscape, Seasons, Travel|0 Comments

Winter Sculpture

Seed-head under snow

As well as benefiting birds by providing seeds for food, leaving seed-heads to stand through the winter enables snow to form delightful “sculptures” for us to enjoy.  A few months ago this was an  inflorescence on a wild, carrot plant that was abuzz with insects.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 8 January, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 105mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2020-01-08T12:55:07-05:00January 8th, 2020|plants, Seasons|0 Comments

River in January

Snow on the water

The confluence of the St-Lawrence and Ouatouais Rivers at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue early in January with a light snowfall obscuring the Ile-aux-Tortes bridge carrying the Trans-Canada Highway. Cold.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4.9
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 6 January, 2020
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 37.1mm
  • ISO: 160
  • Shutter speed: 1/800s
By |2020-01-06T11:55:23-05:00January 6th, 2020|Landscape, Seasons|1 Comment

Black Gray Squirrel on White

Looking like a White Christmas

Snowing today and this should stay until Christmas – meanwhile this little guy came to the heated bird bath for a good drink.

For our Euro friends, this black squirrel is actually a gray squirrel. They also come in cream.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 17 December, 2019
  • Focal length: 117.29mm
  • ISO: 1250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
By |2019-12-17T15:32:00-05:00December 17th, 2019|mammal, Seasons|0 Comments
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