To and From VirginiaPosted: April 30, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: clouds, cloudscapes, flights, nature, sky, Virginia Leave a comment
Last week I travelled to central Virginia where redbuds and dogwoods were in bloom. I’ll post some of my recollections and images soon. Meanwhile, here’s some of the cloudscapes I saw on the flights I took.
The Beach in AprilPosted: April 19, 2013 Filed under: Ontario, Plant Life, Toronto, Water | Tags: boardwalk, Lake Ontario, nature, scilla, spring, The Beach, Toronto, trees, urban nature 2 Comments
I went to the south eastern part of Toronto this week–an area off Lake Ontario called The Beach. There I had an enjoyable long walk along and near the boardwalk, catching some early sights of spring–small buds, green shoots, flowers in the park. Along the way I saw joggers, bikers, wind sailors and dog walkers also out enjoying the day.
Signs of Spring at the Brick WorksPosted: April 7, 2013 Filed under: Animal Life, Ontario, Plant Life, Toronto | Tags: Brick Works, canada geese, colt's foot, Evergreen Brick Works, nature, Ontario, plants, pussy willow trees, pussy willows, red-winged blackbird, spring, Toronto, trees Leave a comment
A week ago Saturday, on a beautiful sunny day in Toronto, we decided to walk to a favourite haunt—Evergreen Brick Works. There, I saw the first colt’s foot flowers I’ve ever seen. Either I’ve been unobservant or they haven’t been that plentiful in the past. Another possibility is that I haven’t been in the right location at the right time. I also saw two large pussy willow trees which I have loved since childhood.
The call of the red winged blackbirds was a welcome sound as was the sight of two Canada geese. Though they are a plentiful bird whom many regard as nuisances, there they were by a pond, looking quite fine to me.
Since then, crocuses have been adorning early gardens and I’ve been hearing the lovely song of the robin.