BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY


16 Comments

NEIGHBOURHOOD WALK (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

I like unruly gardens, although I appreciate that an untended appearance can be very deceiving. As we walked down our street we approached an old home with weathered brick walls and a small garden out front. I liked the contrast of the green against the red brick. I took the second photo further down the street. The sun illuminating the plant caught my eye and working with exposure compensation I took the result you see here.


25 Comments

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

The orioles arrived right on schedule in mid-May. May is their peak nesting period and we saw more than we normally do this year. Haven’t seen them since though. They are such brilliant little birds and add welcome colour to the spring landscape. This oriole kept popping in and out of the flowering tree, I guess there were many insects about.


22 Comments

HAIRY WOODPECKER

Hairy woodpeckers are a little less common in our woods than the downy woodpeckers which they closely resemble, so it’s always a good day when I spot one. This female was intent on finding some insects and my presence didn’t deter her in the least.


28 Comments

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER

One of the first spring migrants to our region, yellow-rumps are a sure sign of the change of seasons. Our local reserve had so many that when we asked a fellow photographer in passing what he had seen, he answered “nothing, just yellow-rumps”.  As they remain for only 2-3 weeks I can’t imagine tiring of them that quickly.


30 Comments

WILDFLOWERS (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

All kinds of subjects are vying for my attention this spring. Our senses are inundated by colour, scent, movement and life! New wildflowers seem to appear from one day to the next, the first two shown here just popped up.


39 Comments

YOUNG PILEATED WOODPECKER (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

This young woodpecker was aware of us as she made her way from the tree to the water’s edge. She remained on the ground for a good five minutes having a drink and looking around. I have never been as close to a pileated before or seen one on the ground, it was pretty thrilling.


15 Comments

LAZY RIVER (TWO PHOTOGRAPHS)

A few of my recent posts have had river based themes. As I walked by this scene what first caught my eye were the fungi on the fallen log. I had just seen some mushrooms further up the trail and I guess I was on the lookout. But taking in the surroundings, I was again struck by the stillness and the serenity of the scene, so very appealing.