Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 19th September 2021

Silent Sunday: 19th September 2021
One Word Sunday


One Word Sunday: Closed

An Oriental Poppy flower bud in a garden at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

An early experiment with motion blur from my archives taken in the mid 1980s. Part of a submission to greetings card and calendar publishers.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Closed prompt.


Portrait Of A Chicory Flower

2021: Portrait of a Chicory flower

A Chicory flower on the South Bruce Peninsula in late summer.

Photographed on a recent walk around the neighborhood with the TTArtisan 35mm lens on the camera.

Six Word Saturday

Storm Clouds Passing the Government Dock

Six Word Saturday: Storm Clouds Passing the Government Dock

A three minute live composite exposure of clouds passing the Government Dock in the village of Colpoy’s Bay at dawn recently.

Another morning with lightning flashing behind the clouds up and down the Bay.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s Six Word Saturday challenge.

Weekly Topics

Northern Redbelly Snake

Flora and Fauna Friday: Northern Redbelly Snake

A somewhat different Flora and Fauna Friday post from me this week. A simple record shot of a snake I found sunning itself on a gravel road on a walk last Saturday afternoon.

This is a Northern Redbelly Snake (Storeria occipitomaculata occipitomaculata), a nonvenomous species found in parts of Eastern North America.

This individual is about two thirds grown. Not much bigger than a pencil it got quite belligerent when I tried to get it to move off the road to stop it getting run over. Eventually it got the message and moved off the road. Two vehicles had a go around me while I was trying to get it off the road.


Lights Along the Opposite Shoreline

2021: Lights Along the Opposite Shoreline

Lights along the Colpoy’s Bay shoreline at dawn recently. The streaks of light along the far shoreline are from a succession of fishing boats heading out to compete in an end of summer fishing derby.

It was actually much darker than it appears to be by the photo, I was guessing the framing in the dark.


Autumn Colour in Late Summer

2021: Early Sign of Autumn

An early sign of autumn photographed on a walk last Saturday.

In truth not the first sign, some leaves on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario started changing colour weeks ago.