This, for me, is probably the hardest Gallery theme to date. Almost all the 500 plus photos here on my blog are of the nature here in Canada. It is so different from what we had in our little corner of Essex that discovering new landscapes and new creatures has been one of the most enjoyable part of emigrating.
In a country of over 3 million lakes I think I can be forgiven for posting lots of pictures involving lakes usually surrounded by pines trees. Lakes at sunset, lakes in winter, lakes and beaches in the summer or lakes in the autumn… for me the views never get old! But, just in case, anyone reading this has had enough of my views I decided to rake through my collection to find something I’ve never posted before and then I was struck with inspiration.
I am lucky enough to live in a great area and when hubbie picked our house he chose one built on a slope with a river and tall trees at the end of the garden. My deck, which is off the kitchen, is actually one storey above the ground which means it is right in the middle of the trees and the local wildlife treat my garden and deck as a part of their habitat giving us some fantastic opportunities for spotting wildlife so here is a selection of the nature literally ‘in my backyard’