Spring in the Arboretum

The Dominion Arboretum is located at the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa.  These pictures were taken during a evening walk through the arboretum near a small patch of wetlands located by Dow’s Lake.  Sunlight backlit ground cover and new buds on a cascade of branches.  The wetlands, full of cattails, were alive with the sound of birds.  I captured a few of them as they flittered through the cattails. People were walking and biking the paths and beach while the water was still low.

© Copyright Beth Walsh Photography. All rights reserved.

 

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backlit white striped ground cover close up

 

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backlit white ground cover

 

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black and white cascade of buds

 

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backlit branch of buds

 

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branch of yellow buds close up

 

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Red Winged Blackbird

 

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Chickadee on a cattail

 

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Chickadee posed to go

 

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Finch in the reeds

 

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Finch looking backwards

 

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Finch stretch up on a cattail

 

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finch looking around a cattail

 

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Finch posed on a cattail

 

 

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black and white cattails

 

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little girl biking by

 

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Family shadows

 

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sneak peek of couple talking on the beach

 

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12 thoughts on “Spring in the Arboretum

  1. Wonderful! I could feel myself drifting along with you, watching out for those birds. I never manage good bird photos. Flowers are better at staying still for me 🙂

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