Mud Lake – National Capital Region

This morning I met up at 7:00 am with some of the members of the Camera Club of Ottawa so that we could explore the Mud Lake area in the morning light and when there are fewer people around. The wild life was a wee bit scarce and apart from the constant territorial disagreements between the Canadian geese, there wasn’t a lot of action. I did manage to get a few photos that I thought were worth keeping.

After a while, I decided to break away from the group and head out on my own to explore the swampy areas of Mud Lake. I’m glad I did – although not a great photo, I managed to capture three woodland ducks (one female and two males) having a ménage à trois in the bushes.

Ménage à Trois

I resisted telling them to get a room. Not often you have a chance to see the wildlife in action.

A Day at Ferme la Machine

I had an opportunity to spend a day at a delightful farm in the town of Montpellier, Québec. The farm is owned by a lovely couple who made me feel welcome as I spent the day walking around taking photos of anything that appealed to me. These are some of the images I took that day.

For additional information on the farm please feel free to visit their website at

Quiet Reflections

This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “R”, for “Reflection”.
(Weekly Photo – Week #18, April 30, 2014)

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” (Edith Wharton)

Some of my photos where reflections play a key role … enjoy, and don’t forget to reflect on what you are seeing.

Ducks, Ducks … and more Ducks

This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “Q”, for “Quack” … oops, make that “Birds that Go Quack”.
(Weekly Photo – Week #17, April 23, 2014)

Most of these photos were taken in and around the Ottawa area where I live. We are inundated with Canadian geese from early spring to late fall, and if you look for them, instead you can find many varieties of beautiful ducks doing their thing.

Ponds & Power

This week’s photos are brought to you by the letter “P”, for “Ponds” & “Power”.
(Weekly Photo – Week #16, April 16, 2014)

I couldn’t decide which photos to use this week for the letter “P”, so I made an executive decision and used photos of ponds and power lines.

So first the ponds …

… and here are the power towers and lines …