Limerick Forest consists of several tracts of land in the vicinity of Limerick Forest road in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville, near Oxford Station, about an hour’s drive south of Ottawa. I’ve visited several of these tracts with friends over the years, but the “Chalet Loop” set of trails is, by far, where I’ve visited most often, and I’ve gotten to know these trails quite well. However, in looking through my past trips, I noticed that most of my shots were taken in the fall and winter months, and I had very few shots from spring and summer. When a photography friend suggested recently that we go out for some spring shooting together, Limerick Forest came immediately to mind. It was an excellent day for photography, with a mix of sun and cloud, moderate temperatures requiring only a light jacket, and only a few mosquitoes. However, we had received several preceding days of rain, so some areas were muddy, and in one instance we elected to turn back on a trail that was particularly bad. Arriving about 10:30 am, we photographed through to about 3:30 pm, and then went for a (very) late lunch, before returning to Ottawa. In all, we walked for about 6 km and traversed most of the Chalet Loop trails. Spring is a beautiful time to photograph in a forest. New buds on the trees give them a soft, pastel, quality, especially with some light cloud cover, and I took many shots of just the trees themselves. Plants at ground level are also just emerging, and I spent considerable time kneeling, or even laying, on the ground to photograph these. I shot almost entirely with a 105 mm macro lens, often using a tripod, but sometimes handheld, but switched to a wide-angle lens for some complimentary shots late in the day as we started our walk back to the car. It was a very enjoyable way to spend an early spring day and I’ll have to do it again.