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Katsura in Autumn

Katsura Tree

This tree was planted by us 20 years ago under the impression that it would only grow to half the height it has achieved.  Very please we were wrong as it is magnificent – especially in the fall as the colours mature to bright yellow. In the half light of morning and evening (this was early morning) it starts to seemingly glow from within.


  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 3 October, 2020
  • Focal length: 35mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
By |2020-10-04T17:26:04-04:00October 5th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, trees|0 Comments

Foretaste …

First Fall Colour

It’s started … the trees in the front garden have made their first leaf change today … it can only get better for the next few weeks. Best time of the year.


  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Taken: 25 September, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -13/256EV
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 20
  • Shutter speed: 1/685s
By |2020-09-25T15:28:14-04:00September 25th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, Travel|0 Comments

An Ancient Lakeshore

Once there was the sea …

A few thousand years ago as the last age was melting, what is now Montreal was mostly at the bottom of a huge sea. Gradually the water levels fell and islands appeared. This bank was once a lakeshore shelving down into the water and this forest is now growing on what was once a sandy beach.

This seashore is in the Arboretum.


  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 16 September, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 8.8mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s
By |2020-09-18T11:08:33-04:00September 18th, 2020|arboretum, Landscape, trees|2 Comments

Pause Awhile

Arboretum – Main Trail

The arboretum has a number of memorial benches (good fund raiser) – on hot days they can be exceptionally welcome to the walkers passing by.  This one is in the middle of the oldest (maple) sugar bush on Montreal island.


  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 22 July, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -3/10EV
  • Focal length: 30.5mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
By |2020-07-23T14:13:29-04:00July 28th, 2020|arboretum, trees|0 Comments
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