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Summer sure is fine


A Brief Trip to Ontario
Funerals are always a sad time to travel.  Sadly, my uncle passed away.  Helen hadn't yet been back to Ontario so I was quite sad that this was her introduction trip to the family back east.  We flew into Toronto just before the memorial service and then traveled up to the family property in Parry Sound.  It was nice to see family.

Lake Front PropertyWatching The Bees Land

My cousin in Toronto (Peter's son) has purchased some lake front property so we went for a walk down to the lake front to take a look around (and a few pictures).  The kids (who were in my last trip out)  have of course continued to grow and remind you just how old you are getting.  It's nice to see them as young adults though - they have good stories to tell.

Kaitlyn Dad And KyleCaitlin Norma And KyleKaitlyn John Dad And Kyle
 
Helen On ATV
Thankfully, it's not all sad times.  Being cottage country, there is lots you can do to have fun.  Kyle got out an ATV and showed Helen how to ride.  She looks pretty good on the big machine!

Kyle And Helen On ATVKyle On ATV

  Grandparents Grave

We did some visiting as well.  My Grandmother is burried up here and my Grandfather and uncle have had their ashes spread up here.   It was nice to visit their sites and remember them.


There was some time for some new things (at least to me).  We went to the lookout tower and took in the lay of the land. 

Tower View

Standing On Lookout Tower
Thanks to our local guides for their patience!
 
A walk in Pacific Spirit Regional Park
 
Ferns Growing On Fallen Log

Earlier in the year Helen and I and some family went on a garden tour of Vancouver.   One of the houses we visited was very close to Pacific Spirit Regional Park and there was an entrance I'd never noticed before.  I had some spare time on Saturday morning so I dedicded to go for a walk and see what there was to see. 


Fern With A Slight Twist
I quite like ferns.  It's a bit late in the season so they can be pretty beaten up (especially near the edge of the trail) but every once in a while you find a nice bit of ferns.   Ferns are one of those classice black and white compositions but I'm not (yet) keen on digital Black and White so for now it's colour.

Fern Nearly StraightFern Growing Out Of Mossy Trunk
 
Large Orange Fungus
Mushrooms were also out.  The large shelf funguses were quite striking with their bright orange colour.  The softer chicken mushrooms were also quite nice to see.  The little gem-studded puffballs could easily be missed as stones in the path.  Considering these organisms work well without the sun, it's suprising the ammount of visual difference.

Multiple Layers Of FungusGem Studded Puffball
 
Trees Hand Held
Recently, I've been working on a page about photographing trees.  Ironically, trees and forests are some of my favorite things but I have a terrible time taking a good photo of one.  I've seen this motion blur thing done before, but I wanted to a take another stab at it.  Yes, it's a small bit of forest, but I'm not sure it's compelling.



 


Tower View
Tags: flare, panorama
Watching The Bees Land
Person: Kyle
Caitlin Norma And Kyle
Person: Caitlin, Kyle
Multiple Layers Of Fungus
Species: Laetiporus sulphureus (Sulphur Shelf)
Tags: mushroom
Trees Hand Held
Tags: long exposure, motion blur
Fern With A Slight Twist
Species: Dryopteris expansa (spreading wood fern, spiny wood fern, shield fern )
Altitude: 76m (249 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: fern, shallow depth of field
Large Orange Fungus
Altitude: 46m (150 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: mushroom
Ferns Growing On Fallen Log
Species: Polypodium glycyrrhiza (licorice fern)
Altitude: 75m (246 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: fern
Kyle And Helen On ATV
Fern Growing Out Of Mossy Trunk
Species: Polypodium glycyrrhiza (licorice fern)
Altitude: 45m (147 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: fern, moss
Grandparents Grave
Standing On Lookout Tower
Person: Caitlin, Helen, Kyle
Kyle On ATV
Person: Kyle
Helen On ATV
Person: Helen
Kaitlyn Dad And Kyle
Person: Caitlin, Lloyd, Kyle
Gem Studded Puffball
Species: Lycoperdon perlatum (gem-studded puffball)
Altitude: 63m (206 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: mushroom
Fern Nearly Straight
Species: Dryopteris expansa (spreading wood fern, spiny wood fern, shield fern )
Altitude: 92m (301 feet)
Location: Go To...
Tags: fern, shallow depth of field
Lake Front Property
Kaitlyn John Dad And Kyle
Person: John, Caitlin, Lloyd, Kyle
Tags: fern(4), mushroom(3), shallow depth of field(2), flare(1), panorama(1), moss(1)
People: Kyle(6), Caitlin(4), Helen(2), Lloyd(2), John(1)
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