Lagoon Report VIII

Toronto skyline panorama, Centre Island, Toronto Islands

Empty Spaces

Shooting this panorama from my perch on Centre Island, the changing shape of the skyline struck me: I could count 22 construction cranes in the sky, and within a couple of years many of the empty spaces currently visible will be filled in by new development. As recently as 2003, there was almost nothing to […]

Landing Canada goose, Hanlan's Point, Toronto Islands

Touchdown Rain

A Canada goose touches down in a rain of suspended water droplets, near the IYC on the inner harbour side of their island.

Napping cat, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Marble’s World

Marble the Wonder Cat sits in a sunbeam, enjoying light in a place that’s normally in shadow all summer long.

Garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Serpentine Grid II

Another view of this improbable garter snake, entwined in the protective beaver mesh around the base of a tree near Ward’s beach.

Garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands

Serpentine Grid

A garter snake descends through the mesh of a beaver guard, wrapped around a tree on Ward’s beach.

Melanistic garter snake, Ward's Island, Toronto Islands


A melanistic garter takes a sniff of the fresh springtime air.

Radial Wonder

One of Cathy’s daisy-like flowers opens up in the brief daylight of November.