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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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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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Found!

We’ve been looking for these guys in the neighbouring rivers for a year now, ever since this encounter. So it was a  surprise to see them today, but as always, a pleasure – they look like they’re having so much fun, slipping in and out of the water, rolling around on the ice.

We couldn’t get very close to them, and it was freakin’ cold out so I didn’t last very long, but now that we know where to look, I hope to head back and get better images of them soon. ‘Cause they’re such a RIOT!*watchingitallunfold_found

*A little bit of biologist humour there…If you take the first two letters of each word in River Otter, it gives you their shorthand name: RIOT. Get it? Haha, haha. Sigh.

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Ice Bubbles

Art underfoot at a friend’s backyard hockey rink today.

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Seduction

Had a date with the ocean last week. My husband of 10 years (the real reason for the trip) didn’t mind that I was two-timing him, he understands the seduction that was involved.
More to come…

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Dew

Got onto my belly to get a shot of the morning dew – which ended up soaked into my clothes.

All for the love of photography 🙂

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Jack Pine Trail 4

Straight as an arrow above, with signs of wavering below – it’s like the face we put on each day as we go out to meet the world.

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Jack Pine Trail 2

Raindrops and reflections transforms the pond surface into colliding concentric circles.

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