Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

Friendly Friday: Something Good

This is my contribution to the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Something Good.

I drew a blank on this prompt at first before thinking about the way the natural world is carrying on as normal regardless of the humans around them. Spring migration continues as normal so I thought of some of the recently arrived or recently emerged from hibernation species in this part of Ontario.


A sign of spring.

I had my first American Robin about a month ago.


Northern Cardinal male feeding.

We had a male Northern Cardinal show up in the yard about three weeks ago.


Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Christmas Preparations

I had my first Eastern Chipmunk emerge from hibernation about 10 days ago.


Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Big and Small

I heard Sandhill Cranes calling a week or two ago and saw two last Thursday.


Portrait of a Racoon.

I had my first Raccoon of the spring yesterday (Friday) evening.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Numbers or Letters

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Numbers or Letters.

I thought I would go with the numbers One to 7.

One American Robin posing for a photo.

A sign of spring.

Two Yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchids.

Yellow Lady's Slipper.

Three old Fordson tractors.

Old Fordson tractors.

Four Maple leaves on a moss covered boulder.

Maple leaves and moss.

Five Sandhill Cranes silhouetted at sunset.

Formation flying at sunset.

Six Yamaha RD 350 LC motorcycles.

A row of race bikes.


Rally car #7.

A Photo a Week Challenge

A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Urban.

My initial thought was that I don’t do urban before thinking of urban Red Foxes. At that point I started thinking about some of the flora and fauna I have photographed in urban areas.

An American Robin on the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario. Canada.

A sign of spring.

An Eastern Chipmunk in an urban garden, Southampton, Ontario, Canada.

An Eastern Chipmunk posing for a photo.

Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.

Hoarfrost on Cotoneaster berries.

A male Eurasian Siskin eating peanuts in an urban garden, Cheshire, England.

Eurasian Siskin on peanuts.

A Red Fox trotting along the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario.

Trotting Red Fox.

A Borage flower photographed in an urban Cheshire garden.

Borage plant.

The Daily Post

A quick snack.

The Daily Post one word prompt is Partake.

An American Robin partaking of a quick snack on the Lake Huron shoreline this morning. I don’t know what it was eating but it ate five in quick succession.

spring feeding.

A grab shot. I had gone down to the lakeshore to checkout the ice conditions only to find this section of Lake Huron ice free.

I keep an old digital camera in the car along with a couple of telephotos from the 1980s. The 300mm I used dates back to the mid 1980s and has suffered over the decades. It has some fungus internally that I keep in check by baking the lens in the oven occasionally.