Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Photo Assignment

As part of our Focus on Nature Volunteer Appreciation party yesterday, Trina Koster gave us an outdoor photo assignment: to choose one spot and, without moving, shoot as many different views from that spot as we like. Fun! Here are a few of my images from that 10-minute exercise. Click on a picture to see as a slide show.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter Walk

Grey squirrels are showing their winter colours
New growth: a skunk cabbage melts the snow around it

White breasted nuthatch

Mallards are sporting their mating plumage

a muskrat in his sleek winter fur
Gail & I went for a winter walk today and enjoyed the wildlife around us. The warmth of the afternoon sun seemed to bring out the active beauty of nature.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Newburgh Academy

The Academy, January 1st, 2013, in 3D anaglyph
Gail & I welcomed in the New Year here at the old high school in Newburgh Ontario, called the Academy, by ringing the school bell up in the cuppola at midnight with friends Les Jones & Judy Rauliuk. This beautiful limestone building, erected in 1853, was gutted by fire and rebuilt in 1872.

Les & Judy have preserved much of the history of the place with old books, desks and school photographs decorating the hallways. The school motto Labor Omnia Vincit was still respected when it eventually closed its doors in 1956.

Use a pair of red/blue 3D glasses to see the image in depth.