Saturday, June 30, 2012

Nature Shots

Alright, sadly, still no progress on the house. I've either been too busy on weekends, or the heat has been insufferable.

To pass the time, I thought I would share some recent photos I took while at work. As most of you know, I work at a high-end custom kitchen/cabinetry shop. The shop is on the same property as my boss' home, and the property is several acres. He keeps the vast majority of it in very good shape, and I decided to walk down to the woods the other day on my lunch break (since the heat was not too bad that afternoon).

I purposefully avoided photos that included the shop or house.

The main "lawn" closer to the back of the property:

The first little section of trees are all trimmed low, then there's a stream with a metal bridge to cross it.

Past the bridge, the small shrubbery is all trimmed (quite far in), but the ground has full coverage in low plants, mostly ferns, and a ton of spotted jewelweed (see lower).

Jewelweed (not yet in flower). The juice from these can be used to counteract poison ivy/poison oak.

My favourite shot. It looks like light is shining up onto the branches (like with a mirror or something reflective), but it's coming from the top, and through the leaves.

I have Monday off (for Canada Day), so hopefully I'll do something productive.


  1. Gorgeous photographs, JC! How nice that you can take breaks in such a beautiful area. As a friend of mine would say, "You live right!" Have a happy Canada Day. Mark

    1. Thanks Mark. Unfortunately, the mosquitoes are ferocious, and I don't go back there too often. But yes, it's a very nice property.

  2. What a beautiful property. I'll bet he spends a lot of time mowing the yard! =)

    1. Not as long as you'd think. He has a huge mowing attachment, and I think he does the whole property in under an hour.