Month of Squares

Past Squares #9

January Squares: Up #11

January Squares: Up #11

Singing Up in spring. A displaying male Yellow-headed Blackbird photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan. I’ve always liked the enthusiasm of the bird with its open bill and spread tail.

A look back at some of my personal favorite square photos from previous months of squares. Some were popular, some not so popular at the time.

This was a post in Up Squares Month and is my day 9 contribution to Becky’s October Squares on the theme of Past Squares.


Walks On the South Bruce Peninsula

This week Amy has given us the theme Keep Walking for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

I thought the theme was ideal for a look back at some of the photos from my walks around parts of the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario this year.

2021: Orange Daylilies

Two Orange Daylilies in front of a large limestone boulder. I used a fast portrait lens to isolate the flowers and the limestone boulder to provide some negative space.

Cosmic Photo Challenge: In the Trees

I parked the car and walked along a back road when I saw the rising sun shining through mist over scrubland.

Lens-Artists: You Pick It!

One of my experiments with intentional camera movement on a walk around the neighborhood last spring.

2021: Displaying at Sunrise

A male Red-winged Blackbird displaying shortly after sunrise. Another walk along a back road on my way home from the sunrise at the local bay.

One Word Sunday


One Word Sunday: Old

A double old. One of my older photos dating back to the late 1970s.

A row of old Fordson farm tractors at a veteran and vintage vehicle display in Cheshire, England.

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

Photo Challenges


This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: June Colour – Yellow prompt.

CFFC: Anything to do with cars and trucks
Yellow van.
January Squares: Up #11
Male Yellow-headed Blackbird displaying.
Weekly Prompts: Easter Yellow
Yellow butterfly garden ornament.
Weekend Challenge: Sunshine Yellow
Yellow Lady’s Slipper Orchids.
Weekly Topics

Great Crested Grebe

My Saturday Bird this week is the Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), a follow-up of sorts to last week’s post, the Horned Grebe.

A widely distributed species found across Europe and the Palearctic as well as parts of Africa and Australia. Known for their elaborate courtship display. These birds are performing the head waving part of the display.

Throwback Thursday: 19th March 2020

Sunrise Display

A backlit male Red-winged Blackbird displaying at sunrise on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario yesterday morning.

2021: Displaying at Sunrise
Weekly Topics

Common Frog

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is the Common Frog (Rana temporaria) found throughout much of Europe as far north as Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals.

Other common English names include the European Common Frog, European Common Brown Frog and European Grass Frog.

This is a male croaking to attract a mate, their throats turn pale/white in the breeding season. Males take up residence in a suitable breeding site and croak to attract females.

This individual was photographed in a garden pond in Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Common Frog