Monthly Squares

Shadows on Top of the Snow

This is my day 21 contribution to Becky’s April Square Tops photo challenge.

Shadows of trees across the snow with a fallen branch sticking out of the snow.

January Squares: Sidelight


Tuesday Photo Challenge

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yard

One thing came to mind as soon as I read the Tuesday Photo Challenge – Yard prompt.

That was spending hours in our yard in 2018 when I was doing a 52 week photo project.

So I thought I would go with a small selection of photos taken in the yard during 2018.


Raccoon with spiky wet fur.

A wet, bedraggled Raccoon that wandered into the yard and started eyeing up the bird feeders one Saturday afternoon.


Raindrops on a Cedar tree.

Raindrops on a Cedar branch on the edge of the yard.


shadows on snow

Tree trunks casting long shadows across the snow in the yard.


Clover flower in grass

A Clover flower growing in the grass in the yard. Taken while lying in the grass waiting for the Squirrels and Chipmunks to put in an appearance.


Ruby-throated Hummingbird juvenile.

A young Ruby-throated Hummingbird checking out the hummingbird feeder hanging in the yard.


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 23rd February 2020

Silent Sunday: 23rd February 2020


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 2nd February 2020

Silent Sunday: 2nd February 2020

Monthly Squares

January Squares: Hoarfrost by Backlight

For day 12 of Becky’s January Squares: Light photo challenge I went with backlight.

A backlit branch covered in hoarfrost in Marbury Country Park, Northwich, Cheshire, England. Taken while on a winter field trip with the Nantwich Natural History Society.

January Squares: Hoarfrost by Backlight

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

CFFC: Winter Scenes

Thinking about Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes it occurred to me that it’s now 20 years since I moved to Ontario. So I decided to limit myself to photos of winter in Ontario.

2004. Chantry Island and its lighthouse at sunset with frazil ice on Lake Huron in the foreground.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter


2008. Chantry Island at sunset with a frozen and partially snow covered Lake Huron in the foreground. I’m not sure if I was standing on the shoreline or the frozen lake when I took the photo.

Bank of cloud at sunset.


2012. Snow on a Pine tree branch.

Pine branch with snow.


2018. A frozen and partially snow covered Colpoy’s Bay at sunrise with the Niagara Escarpment on the horizon.

A frozen Colpoy's Bay at sunrise.

Weekly Prompts

Weekly Prompts: White

This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts: White challenge.

Being as it’s winter in Ontario, Canada it was almost ìnevitable that my contribution would involve snow. I did actually try to come up with an alternative to snow but didn’t think of anything I was really happy with.

All the photos were taken in the last month. One was taken an hour or so before posting.

Wind formed patterns in the snow.

Weekly Prompts: White


An autumn Maple leaf and the shadow of a tree trunk on the snow.

Weekly Prompts: White


Shadows of tree trunks and a fallen branch in the snow.

Weekly Prompts: White


An autumn Maple leaf on the snow.

Weekly Prompts: White