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About janewalkerscards

Jane Walker is a Newcastle photographer who creates framed photographs, photo trays and matted greeting cards reflecting the beauty of nature and gardens. Her recent interest in birds, owls and other wildlife is now being reflected in her posts. As a member of the Oshawa Camera Club, Jane has started to enter some of her photos for judging and appreciates the critiques by the judges. You'll be surprised at what shows up under the guise of "janewalkerscards".

Outside My Door

Early last year I was asked to do a presentation at the Oshawa Camera Club. Here is the video I created using photos taken just “Outside My Door”. Continue reading

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Squirrel Proof? …..I Don’t Think So!

Many people find red squirrels “adorable” and I’m no exception!  Their beautiful chestnut coloured fur, bushy red tails, off-white under-bellies, tufted ears and white-rimmed eyes make them a great subject for nature photographs. Here is a group of photos that … Continue reading

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A Summer of Beautiful Blooms

It is difficult to realize that summer is drawing to a close as we are still experiencing July-like weather with very warm days and nights and light summer breezes.  Nearly every day is filled with sunshine and some humidity. Perfect growing … Continue reading

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Attracting Baltimore Orioles……My Secret

Since creating my protected areas for birds, I was always hopeful that I could attract Baltimore Orioles. If I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of these elusive birds, it was early in May. My attempts to keep them around my … Continue reading

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Perfect Peonies

On May 28th., I was in Oshawa and luckily had my camera with me.  With 30 minutes to spare before an appointment, I decided to visit the Oshawa Botanical Gardens at the Children’s Arena, 155 Arena St. I realized that … Continue reading

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The Many Colours of Spring

With the warmer weather of the past few weeks, my garden beds have put on a wonderful show of colour. Many of the bulbs that I have planted over the years have multiplied. I add a few new packages of … Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo…..So Many Bird Sightings!

The first week of May, especially the 5th (Cinco de Mayo), was an amazing time for bird sightings here on the farm. Following a light rain the night before and welcome summer-like temperatures, I was able to see and to take some photos … Continue reading

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Niagara Falls – The Big Melt

The photos in this post were taken just one month ago when I made a special trip to Niagara Falls to see them in their winter beauty. I had heard that the ice was beginning to melt so I joined … Continue reading

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BIRDS VISITING MY WINTER FEEDERS

This winter has been very busy at my feeders. I believe that February 2015 was the coldest February ever recorded and at our farm, we had more snow than in most past years. We also attracted a lot of hungry … Continue reading

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An Amazing Encounter with Nature – A Red Tailed Hawk

It has been a number of months since I’ve shared photos on my blog. I have still been visiting local nature areas during the fall and early winter and have taken dozens of photos. Somehow, they just never made it … Continue reading

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