Month of Squares

January Squares: Up #16

Riding Up on top.

This is my day 16 contribution to Becky’s January Squares on the theme of Up.

Two young Common Merganser riding Up on top of their mothers back.

January Squares: Up #22
Photo Challenges

Variations on Pink

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

Throwback Thursday: Georgian Bay at dusk
Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment at dusk.
Flora and Fauna Friday: Foxgloves
Foxgloves growing on Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.
Macro Monday: Jelly Beans
A pink jelly bean amongst other colours.
Travel Tuesday: Berford Lake at dawn
A hint of pink in the clouds moving across Berford Lake on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario at dawn.
Throwback Thursday

Chantry Island at dusk

Throwback Thursday travels back 13 years as I continue the exploration of my digital files from the autumn of 2007.

This is Chantry Island and the lighthouse on the island at dusk.

Throwback Thursday: Chantry Island at dusk
Throwback Thursday

Sinking Below the Horizon

Throwback Thursday travels back to the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton 13 years and 1 day ago.

This is the lighthouse on Chantry Island just of the shoreline with the sun about to disappear below the horizon.

Throwback Thursday: 19th November 2020
Throwback Thursday

Clouds over Lake Huron at sunrise

Throwback Thursday is traveling back 13 years and two days to the 1st September 2007.

Clouds over Lake Huron at sunrise with Chantry Island and its lighthouse visible on the horizon.

Throwback Thursday: Clouds over Lake Huron at sunrise
Throwback Thursday

Rum and Raisin at Sunset

Throwback Thursday is traveling back to the summer of 1985.

I spent part of that summer in Ontario shooting travel and nature for two British photo agencies. This is a sunset seen from the dock in Big Bay. Close to the dock there’s a general store that sold (and still sells as far as I know) homemade ice cream. I was eating rum and raisin ice cream while photographing the setting sun.

Throwback Thursday: Rum and Raisin at Sunset

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Winter

This is my contribution to the final Lens-Artists Photo Challenge Season prompt Winter.

I will be following the rules I set for myself at the start of the Season prompts, one bird photo, one scenic photo and one flora and fauna photo. One from my time in Saskatchewan, Canada, one from when I lived in the U.K. and one photo from Ontario, Canada.

This final season was probably the hardest to select photos for and still follow the rules I set for myself. There were so many favourite winter images I had to ignore.


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Winter

A Whooper Swan feeding at the Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, England. Whooper Swans are one of two species of swans arrive to spend the winter in the U.K.


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Winter

Chantry Island lighthouse at sunset in the winter. Chantry Island is just off the Lake Huron shoreline in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.


Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shades of Grey

An Eastern Gray Squirrel photographed near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada. One of those days when it doesn’t look as cold as it actually was. I remember it being around -30°C although this squirrel seemed a lot less bothered about the cold than the photographer was.