Movin’ On

Hey folks,

After 2 years, I’m hanging up my blogging shoes, and moving on.

This site was originally created to get me back into photography, as I had lost the passion and creativity in recent years. It definitely did the trick – I brought my camera with me everywhere, and with multiple posts a week, I feel like I refined my eye, and developed a new perspective.

But I also learned that I am, for better or worse, a social creature. And while I’m sure there are viewers out there, I wasn’t getting the feedback, via views, likes, or comments, that I needed to feel fulfilled, creatively. The blogging community I had heard so much about wasn’t reaching out to me. Maybe I wasn’t as involved as I should be? Maybe I needed to comment more on other posts, or use more tags, or add more text to my posts? Whatever the reason, I’ve decided to move on to the next chapter, and have joined instagram (@warblerific). So far, it’s been fun to explore the IG community, and widen my photographic repertoire beyond nature documentary, into a bit more of a discourse on life.

Thanks to all who supported me in this space, and who appreciated my small addition to the photo-blogging world. I hope I opened your eyes a little to the beauty of the natural world, and I hope I brought a little bit of happiness to your days. Who knows – I might just find myself back here some day.

Until then, live life to the fullest. There is so much beauty out there to appreciate, so many adventures to be had. Enjoy!

Until we meet again (maybe even on instagram!),
Theresa

 

In all their glory

And just like that, they’ve arrived: strutting in the treetops, filling the air with song, dazzling us with their beauty; behold, the warblers are here, in all their glory!

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Blackburnian warbler at Britannia Park on Mother’s Day, 2014

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Music Mondays: Bedouin Soundclash

How about some Ontario-grown reggae for this Monday in May, to ease you into spring, as you open the windows, light the bbq, and weed the garden?

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Rainbow scum?

When the local pond scum starts to look like rainbows, you have to question what exactly was in your drink the night before…

No filter. Just nature, a little high on life.

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Back away slowly…

I stumbled on something fishy going down in a back alley, and let me tell ya, if looks could kill…

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Weekend Highlights

Some highlights from a spring weekend spent on the trails in South Ottawa: a rainy walk at Richmond Conservation Area, and a sunny jaunt at Beryl Gaffney Park. Two local spots that we love to explore, through every season, to see what we can see.

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Rideau Reflections

A back channel on the Rideau river, almost overflowing with spring meltwater

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bare branches overhead, almost bursting with budding leaves

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swirling, artistic impressions almost dancing on the water’s surface.

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Birch wall

I recently visited my newly-found, favourite birch grove again. I must have looked like a doofus, swaying back and forth, leaning a little this way, then that way, until I got into *just* the right awkward pose to create exactly what I was hoping for: a wall of birch, with no sky or ground showing, just glowing white trunks lined up in a row.

This makes me happy, which is weird, but that’s the way it goes.

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Meltwater

All that melting snow has to go somewhere! This babbling creek was a surprise discovery on a trail this weekend. I’m hoping to go back throughout the year and watch as the creek evolves with the changing seasons.

In the meantime, let’s all be mesmerized by the reflection. *oooh, aaah*

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Freeze/Thaw

Over and over, melt then freeze, warm then cold, water then ice…spring is here, leaving pretty patterns in it’s wake.

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