Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Visiting Merlin's Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson's garden, I always stumble upon something new. My latest easy find, a Yellow Crab Spider crawling over a purple Iris. No camouflage here. Perhaps it was an accidental landing as these yellow...
Today birding at the Aurora boardwalk on St. John's sideroad. Birds are in a full swing, hovering over our gardens, trails and perhaps every street of Aurora. Singing away. Yes, nest making and long anticipated mating or even hatching season is happening now. Trees are filling in...
Merlin's Hollow, the English flower garden - is my annual local destination where I bring almost all of my photographic equipment to photograph nature's most beautiful flowers. It it also probably the most rewarding local road trip I take twice or three times a year that is...
Ice Storm
It happened just before Christmas in 2013 - an unexpected winter ice storm. It rained, then it snowed, then it rained again. Eventually drizzling December rain, gradually freezing with time, encapsulated all trees and shrubs with a thick layer of ice. I remember venturing not too far...
Trees in the Aurora Heritage Conservation District. Few years ago when I made stopover at near St. John's Sideroad and Leslie Street area I have noticed a line of marked trees with a numbered metal tag. I thought - some kind of protection numbering system for the...
Seven years ago I knew more about birds than about the community I was living in, and that many years ago I set out on the journey to explore the Town of Aurora community. Today I am still here photo-blogging, in fact blogging about more town related...
Moon Over Aurora
Moon over Aurora though not a full moon tonight. The Moon, a natural Earth satellite, that shines over us at night and during the day not because it emits light but reflects. There was nothing special about tonight's moon but it was bright enough and tempting enough...
European Starling
Warning, some readers may find the following a little disturbing. While we were finishing up eating our late breakfast at a local restaurant, a European Starling accidentally flew into the window where we were sitting. After the impact, the European Starling dived involuntarily, face first and wings...
By Andrew Zuliani, Aurora ON. My name is Andrew and I am photographer based in Aurora, Ontario. A few days ago, I was frustrated, I could not take any good looking photos or videos. I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram and Facebook looking at pictures...
Green, very green in the Aurora Community Arboretum. My work was somehow rudely interrupted by a mouse. That not so tiny grey furry creature zoomed under the Muskoka chair I was sitting on, and disappeared (nature's magic). Well, it was really my pouring 'green' thoughts that were interrupted....