Trees of Gold

A glorious sight this morning: the sun on orange gold trees.

October 30, 2014 in Toronto, Canada

October 30, 2014 in Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada, Oct 30, 2014.

Toronto, Canada, Oct 30, 2014


Blue & Orange

Gorgeous autumn colours, Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, October 2012

Gorgeous autumn colours, Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, October 2012


An Autumn Past

The gold and orange leaves are vivid in the ravines and streets of Toronto right now. They led me to these photos I took in 2012 at Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario.  It’s a small park, but that didn’t dim its beauty when we were there a few Octobers ago.

At Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, 2012

At Arrowhead Provincial Park, Ontario, 2012

Autumn at Arrowhead Provincial Park, 2012

Autumn at Arrowhead Provincial Park, 2012


October!

A glorious autumn day from 2011 at Kortright Conservation Centre, Ontario

A glorious autumn day from 2011 at Kortright Conservation Centre, Ontario


Last Post for Now

It’s been an eventful summer. A few weeks ago my mother died. She was extremely old, but surprised us all by getting a fever one day and dying the next. I hadn’t been posting here that much before her death and now I think I will officially take a break. Thank you to everyone who’s read and viewed my posts and followed this blog. I’m still enjoying the natural world–both in the city and in the countryside. I looked through some of my photos and have selected this one from Saskatchewan when I was last there in 2011. All the best to you, nature lovers.

Cyrpess Hills Interprovincial Park, Saskatchewan, 2011.

Cyrpess Hills Interprovincial Park, Saskatchewan, 2011.


Hazzmats for Bees

You’ve likely heard that bees are dying in alarming numbers.  Much of this has been traced to Neonicitinoid pesticides. Here’s a satirical look at a very serious problem that affects not only the bees but all animals who eat. Put out yesterday by the Sierra Club of Canada: Finally! Some good news for the bees… | Sierra Club Canada

Bee Hazzmats

 


Todmorden Mills in Winter

Last week we had some warmer days and on a sunny afternoon, Wednesday the 19th, I walked to Todmorden Mills Heritage Site just off the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto. I knew it was my chance to see the wooded wildflower preserve while the snow was still on the ground, ahead of predicted above-freezing temperatures and rain. As always, my mood improved greatly walking in this beautiful setting. I heard chickadees and, I believe, a cardinal above the traffic. And I loved seeing the late sunlight on the snow, trees and rail fences. Here’s some photos from that day.

Todmorden Mills Feb. 2014

Todmorden Mills Feb. 2014

Todmorden Mills Feb. 2014

Todmorden Mills Feb. 2014

Todmorden Mills Feb. 2014