Thursday, October 29, 2020
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...
Enjoy While It Lasts, Sheppard's Bush in Fall Colours. Here I am again. I submerged myself tirelessly in federal politics for 78 long days and now I emerged just in time for the beautiful fall colours. They say shades of green are therapeutic. Perhaps yellows, oranges and...
Town
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  Striving for simplicity in a brand name town? What is that? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to simplify life. Not just the obvious stuff. Not just the: get a maid for home, home chef and personal shopper approach. But...
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...
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...
Another great photo journey on June 13, 2015 through the Merlin's Hollow, an English garden in Aurora, a collection of about 2000 flowering species, of course not photographed yet by me. It rained most of the week, heavy showers in fact, thunders and tornado warnings, and it...
Arboretum
The Community Arboretum is definitely covered under a much thicker blanket of snow now. During the summer a few walkers and bikers would shout a friendly hello at me. During the winter I have seen no one yet. However, it would be a total understatement to say 'no one...
Super moon
Super moon, tonight is the record braking full moon, in fact the biggest in 68 years. Enjoy! If you out there in Aurora Ontario look up.
Cardinals
By K. Taylor, Aurora ON.  I’m starting to suspect that I may be the subject of a well planned, wide scale snubbing campaign. It seems no matter what I do, how hard I try, there is an element of residents who want nothing to do with me....
Beautiful sunsets over the Town of Aurora do exist. In the middle of the field on the hill surrounded by critters in the grass and some unknown creatures hiding I stood there for almost one hour to capture this beautiful sunset. Last night it happened to be a...