Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Dandelions
This story about dandelions is one to remember. Yesterday I was driving behind a car and I noticed that the person driving the car still had winter tires on. It's already June. Where did the time go? School will be almost over for my six year old....
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...
We had a major fog day in Aurora that also went reported everywhere in York Region and GTA. It was more evident on the country side roads and less in the urbanized areas. I must say, no real winter wonderland magic lately, just a few times. Hopefully soon it...
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...
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...
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...
Leslie Street
Today I drove by the construction sites on Leslie Street and St. John's Sideroad (Aurora) to see progress of the changing landscapes. Everything is moving fast. I thought that this year's cold winter would slow things down - not a bit. Sometimes if I...
Forest
Last week on the way home from Arctic Adventure at the Town Park we drove by the construction site near our home on St. John's sideroad just East of Leslie Street, Town of Aurora. My five year old immediately spotted new homes sales office and a big...
Sheppard's Bush and good weather definitely go hand in hand. Today's winter weather was beautiful and appreciated by many. We all know how volatile our weather has been in the past few months - so I didn't take a risk and I arrived at the conservation area...
Birding
Birding in the Town of Aurora is fun, especially in the spring. Yes, spring is finally here. Birds are here. Tiny flowers starting to poke their heads to reach out for the sun. Not much of green grass but it will fill in anytime soon. Trees starting...

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