Northern Ontario spring sunrise

chickadee in Northern Ontario

When the sun shines and you get the thumbs up that the cottage road is fit for driving (and parking), there is only one thing to do.

And so I spent a couple quintessential spring days in the best place to be. The sun came out to melt the snow, the was breeze cool, and the chickadees sang and chased each other around.

Having forgotten the DSLR long lens at home, photographing the dozens of birds wasn’t as easy as anticipated. Thank goodness for plan B. It involved my iPhone, bird seed and a lot of patience. It paid off!

After about a day of making friends, I snapped the photograph of a chickadee that I had envisioned from the start. An added bonus of the days in the bush was rediscovering that Northern Ontario sunrises are just as pretty as its sunsets.

With a taste of warm weather, now I can’t stop daydreaming about all the things I want to photograph.

Spring is the perfect time to draft the summer bucket list.

Here are a few that have long been on my list:
• Sylvia chutes.
• Temagami. Because that water tower!
• Catch the Northern Lights. OK, this isn’t an actual location, but it requires staying up way past my bedtime for something that may or may not happen.

What’s on your summer bucket list? Leave a comment or check in with us on Instagram at @cottageroad.

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