Category Archives: Flora

Angel Wings

August 2005 saw us camping in Canisbay (Algonquin Park) relatively close to the lake. Sometimes, on a particularly sunny morning,you can capture the rays of the sun through the trees and paint a picture that is other-worldly. I looked up and saw this angelic figure and thought it would make …

Lookout (Black & White)

It was a rainy hike in October of 2004. The bright side to rain is that when it abates, it leaves behind a nice misty landscape. This view was taken on the Booth’s Rock Trail. It was at about the halfway point, and essentially the trail runs along a cliff …

Rebel

Bigger is not always better. A beautiful sunrise can be an incredible sight, but sometimes the most powerful messages come from places that you don’t expect. Along the Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park there is always a lot of new growth. The eternal struggle of the young upstarts against the established old …

Dying Leaves

It was October 2004. The Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park promised some wonderful colour, and a cliff overlooking Whitefish Lake for a possibly spectacular sunset. The day was clear, and the air was cool. Along the way there is a beaver pond. There were evergreens all around as well …

Herald to Autumn

The beginning of October 2004 had some pretty amazing colours up North. Canisbay Campground Site 108 had a really nice view of the sky through some trees. I noticed this lonely maple. It took a try or two, but I ended up getting it (it was windy). It seemed so …

Looking Up

Another photograph taken along the Centennial Ridges Trail, this is a photo of a young Red Pine (I believe). A friend pointed out the interesting irregular-shaped plates of bark, and thought it would make an interesting image. I had black-and-white film loaded at the time, and wasn’t sure if I …

Canadian Fireworks

This photograph was taken along the Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park in July, 2004. It’s a maple tree in a very young stage. What struck me about this particular sapling was its perfect symmetry, and how it looked as though it had just erupted from the ground like an …

Flowers at the Castle

This is another shot of Sintra in September 2001. There is a castle (Pena Castle) which, on a sunny day is a spectacularly colourful piece of architecture. I don’t think that there is any defensive value in creating a multi-coloured structure such as this. However, it is quite striking. On a foggy day, it …