Todmorden Mills on a Cool June Evening

Todmorden Mills in June

At Todmorden Mills, June 5, 2013.

I went to Todmorden Mills in Toronto in the early evening yesterday.  It was cool and sunny and my preoccupations of the day left me as I got closer to the trees, freshly mown grass, birds and flowers in this bit of preserved nature. The irony of its being so close to the Don Valley Expressway is never far from consciousness.  

Todmorden Mills in June

Todmorden Mills, June 5, 2013

There’s a wildflower preserve at the site—a short trail through forest by ponds.  There I saw yellow and violet irises growing by the water, plus many wild phlox.  I came upon a man and his beloved dog having a walk as well as a jogger.  Many robins, sparrows, red winged blackbirds and cardinals were with me.

Todmorden Mills in June

Yellow irises by the pond at Todmorden Mills, June 5, 2013

Todmorden Mills in June

Iris by a pond at Todmorden Mills, June 5, 2013

In that short hour my mood went from preoccupied and low to extremely peaceful. 

Todmorden Mills in June

Wild phlox in the wildflower preserve at Todmorden Mills, June 5, 2013

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2 Comments on “Todmorden Mills on a Cool June Evening”

  1. Great picture of the tree at top!

  2. artsofmay says:

    Thank you very much.


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