For the Birds: Summer time!

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Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Happy July!

A lot has happened since I last posted.  My dear Mother-in-love (law) passed away on June 4th.  It’s been a long hard road.

Interestingly enough, the morning she passed away, I decided to go to Whitehouse Perennials near Almonte to purchase some plants to plant in her memory.  It was my first time there and I was overwhelmed with the beauty of the place.  My next favourite subject to photograph, to birds, are butterflies and let me tell you…on June 4th, the Swallowtails were all over the place!!   I didn’t have my camera with me so I went back home, minutes away,  grabbed it, and returned to photograph what I could.

As I was ready to leave the 2nd time, a male cardinal flew across the parking area and landed in a tree. I stood there waiting for the sun to hit his face and it did.  It has become my favourite Cardinal photo thus far. I had a large Canvas print made and it now hangs above my dresser.

Please enjoy my photos from the last month and a bit.   Have a super summer!

~Cheryl

Cardinal at Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte
Cardinal at Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte
Cardinal at Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte
Cardinal at Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte
This is the new Canvas I had made.
This is the new Canvas I had made. Cellphone photo.
Giant Swallowtail at Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte
Giant Swallowtail at Whitehouse Perennials, Almonte
Robin in my yard
Robin in my yard
Yellow Warbler, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Yellow Warbler,
Mud Lake, Ottawa
Grey Catbird, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Grey Catbird, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Yellow Warbler, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Yellow Warbler, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Black-Crowned Night Heron, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Black-Crowned Night Heron, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Northern Flicker, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Northern Flicker, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Waxwing, My yard
Waxwing, My yard
Wood Ducklings, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood Ducklings, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood Duck momma with her 17 babies. (not all in this photo) Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood Duck momma with her 17 babies. (not all in this photo) Mud Lake, Ottawa
Northern Flicker babies Mud Lake, Ottawa
Northern Flicker babies
Mud Lake, Ottawa
Green Heron, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Green Heron, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Red-eyed Vireo, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Red-eyed Vireo, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood duckling, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood duckling, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Mother Wood Duck with some of her 17 babies. Mud Lake, Ottawa
Mother Wood Duck with some of her 17 babies.
Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood Ducklings, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Wood Ducklings, Mud Lake, Ottawa
Northern Flicker babies Mud Lake, Ottawa
Northern Flicker babies
Mud Lake, Ottawa
Green Heron, Mud Lake, Ottawa (All shook up!)
Green Heron, Mud Lake, Ottawa
(All shook up!)
Great Blue Heron, Mississippi Lake
Great Blue Heron, Mississippi Lake
Canadian Goslings, Mississippi Lake
Canadian Goslings, Mississippi Lake
Canadian Goslings, Mississippi Lake
Canadian Goslings, Mississippi Lake
Great Blue Heron, Mississippi Lake
Great Blue Heron, Mississippi Lake
Barn Swallow, Kinburn Side Road
Barn Swallow,
Kinburn Side Road
Barn Swallow, Kinburn Side Road
Barn Swallow,
Kinburn Side Road