Drizzly day

I’m sitting on my (covered) back deck with a cup of rooibos coconut almond tea, my 8×40 birding binoculars, and my camera with the big zoom on it, listening to warblers all around me. Earlier this morning I caught quick glimpses of magnolia warblers, pine warblers, and an orange flash of an American Redstart.

The trees are almost all out in full leaf. The cottonwood hasn’t leafed out yet, but pretty much everything else has. Sand cherry and elderberry have finished flowering, as has the sour cherry tree, and the purple lilacs are now blossoming. My bleeding hearts have grown so well that I’ve had to do a trim to see the birdbath for picture taking purposes.

I should be upstairs working on photos, but when there is a fallout of birds — how can I resist?

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Visual thinker, first got interested in digital imagery in the early days of Omni magazine, back when it used to review what had happened at SIGGraph. I worked in the 3D software field for 23 years. Lifelong enjoyment of gardening grew over time; I was a Master Gardener (briefly) and had a vegetable and herb allotment garden in Toronto to grow vegetables, as well as perennial gardens at home. Gardening and enjoying fresh produce also raised my interest in cooking with really good local food. As more restaurants in Toronto are offering local fare, I enjoy dining out and sampling the visions the different chefs have.

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