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The Wonders of Nature – Add Diversity to Your Garden

Today’s Wonders of Nature is a little bit different. Rather than show off some of the wonderful photographs of local nature, we thought we would share a video from Birds Canada about how to go about adding diversity to your garden.

“We all have different preferences. Some people like rural cottages, and some prefer city-life. Some people enjoy the beach, while others prefer to stay indoors. Many birds also have different habitat ‘preferences’, and by adding diversity to your garden, you may be able to see more species visit your home, while also providing a safe space for them to dwell.” – Birds Canada

Video via Birds Canada

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Wonders of Nature

First, I need to apologize for the lack of nature posts over the last couple of weeks. We have been very busy getting the Centre to reopen (make sure to come say hi!) and sadly wasn’t able to make a few posts. Hopefully we can get back to our regular posting schedule now.

Secondly, look at these pictures!!! They come to us from 365 Days of Beauty on Facebook and they are stunning! All of the pictures featured in the slideshow below were taken locally by one of our members over the last few days. I hope you like them as much as I do!

Enjoy and remember to always see the beauty around you!


The Wonders of Nature Around Us

Today’s post features beautiful pictures taken locally by 365 Days of Beauty. There is a little bit of beauty for everyone; flowers, forests, trees, clouds, fields, you name it. There are so many stunning pictures, I could have uploaded a lot more, but I restrained myself – for now. Rest assured, there will be more pictures from 365 Days of Beauty in the future!

If you want to up the ambiance, click play on the sound bar below to listen to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Spring while you enjoy the slide show.

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us – Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Today’s Wonders of Nature post features 13 gorgeous images from the 2020 Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year entries. This competition has been running since 1965 and has featured some of the most stunning images of wildlife over the years. When available, I have also included links to the photographers individual websites in the caption credits, so you can indulge in beautiful imagery beyond today’s post. Though there were so many wonderful pictures, we will most likely have a Part Two coming in a couple of weeks so we can feature even more stunning nature photographs from around the world.

Tell us in the comments below which image is your favourite!

“The Embrace” (Overall winner) Photograph by Sergey Gorshkov
“Top Picker” Photograph by Max Waugh
“Keep Looking” Photograph by Greg du Toit
“Night Hunter” Photograph by Jonas Classon
“Father Protector” Photograph by
“Head Start” Photograph by Dhritiman Mukherjee
“Taiga Tiger in the Night” Photograph by Sergey Gorshkov
“Great Crested Sunrise” Photograph by Jose Luis Ruiz Jiménez
“Snake Versus Eagle” Photograph by Sambath Subbaiah
“When Mother Says Run” Photograph by Shanyuan Li
“High Altitude Pursuit” Photograph by Haiyuan Tong
“Surprise!” Photograph by Makoto Ando
“Ocelot on the Highway” Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James

The Wonders of Nature – Birds

Every morning when I get to work I park at the library (during this lockdown anyway) and as soon as I step out of the car, all I can hear is a cacophony of birds from the wall of vines on the side of the building. There are so many birds! As I listened to them this morning, I thought of one of my favourite photographers – my stepfather, Randy Parent. He loves taking pictures of birds and has been known to drive all over the county to get pictures of bald eagles and snowy owls. So I pillaged his collection of bird photos to bring you today’s Wonders of Nature post.


The Wonders of Nature Around Us

We are traveling a little far afield today for our Wonders of Nature post. Randy Parent, who has contributed pictures to our website before, provided us with these gorgeous pictures taken on an African safari a few years ago. He was able to capture beautiful images of lions, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, rhinoceroses, monkeys and more, all in their natural habitat. He also took stunning landscape photos of the African savannah and the tallest waterfall in the world, Victoria Falls. Some of these pictures look like shots from the Lion King come to life!


The Wonders of Nature Around Us – 1 Week Later

What a difference a week makes! Last week, I posted a lot of beautiful spring pictures. As I was driving into work today, admiring the beautiful snow (but still thinking “Why do we have this much snow in late April?”), I decided to postpone the planned pictures for today. Instead I grabbed the camera, went out into the cold and took many of the same pictures again to truly highlight how stunning nature can truly be – and how quickly she can change. So even as we complain about the snow, we can appreciate the majesty and wonder of nature around us.

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons – Winter – 3rd Movement – violin by John Harrison

Nature, Virtual Tours

Virtual Tour – Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

Today’s video is longer than normal, at 42 minutes, but it is so stunning, I had to post it. In today’s video, we will take a virtual walking tour to Croatia and discover the stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Plitvice Lakes is one of the most unique places to visit in Croatia. Walk along boardwalks suspended over crystal-clear water and enjoy the amazing nature scenery and soothing sounds. Enjoy a scenic walk around turquoise Plitvice Lakes and explore the countless cascades, picturesque waterfalls, amazing rock formations, and fascinating plants. The water is so clear that you can see plenty of fish swimming on the bottom!

Enjoy the tranquil ambiance of this place, listen to relaxing nature sounds, and let this amazing 4K virtual walk fill your day with harmony. Imagine yourself walking here and enjoying your day… Behold the numerous cascading lakes, explore different hiking trail of Plitvice Lakes Natural Park, unplug and reunite with nature. Nature is so pristine and inviting! Take in every minute being in nature and relax! Listen to the soothing and relaxing sounds of the waterfalls and immerse yourself in the beauty of Croatian nature!

Video via 4K Relaxation Channel

As always, if there is a specific city or site that you want to have a virtual tour of, just let us know and we will do what we can to make it happen!


The Wonders of Nature

Spring is here! Really here, not “here because the calendar says spring is here.” The sun is shining brighter, the wind is warmer (mostly!), the trees are starting to grow their new leaves, the flowers are starting to bloom. With all this beautiful growth and reawakening happening around us, how could we not feature the beautiful spring all around us? My only trouble was picking which pictures to post!

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The Wonders of Nature Around Us~~January 27, 2021

One has to admit the weather this January was crazy and every changing yet there was always beauty to be found at every turn of everyday. May it be on the dull dark days to the snowy and sun shining days; nature has always been there to inspire us with her beauty.

It can renew our hope and faith that nothing it to harsh that we can not overcome. So take a moment and enjoy the wonders around you.

Today, we bring you a video of the wonders of nature taken over the 26 days of January set to the music Snow Day by Pictures of the Floating World. We hope that as you meditate on this beautiful musical and visual composition. That it renews your heart mind and soul.

We are always looking for new perspectives of our local wonders and sights so please feel free to share your with us . You can  send us a message for more details because everyone’s perspective is beautiful.