Monthly Archives: October 2010

Indian summer, Crothers Woods

Crothers Woods, Wednesday, Oct. 27. A palace in spun gold, head architect, Ma Nature. © BCP 2010 Inspired by the bright autumn sunshine yesterday afternoon, (and surprising t-shirt weather) I took off for Crothers Woods, a part of the  Don Valley I have only just begun to explore. Crothers Woods is a mature forest  generally […]

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Milkweed babies

Milkweed babies, the seeds of Asclepias syriaca, ready to be launched by the wind. © BCP 2010 One thing in Ontario in autumn is as certain as death and taxes: If you open your door and head outside to any vacant lot,  you will surely see milkweed babies — the seeds of Asclepias syriaca, or […]

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Party time at Ashbridge’s for the ring-billed gulls

A ring-billed gull (Larus delawarensis) fishes successfully in the stiff breeze at Ashbridge’s yesterday. © BCP 2010 It felt like gale-force winds as I set out for my walk yesterday at Ashbridge’s Bay. The waves were crashing into the headland of the Coatsworth Cut, and I could see whitecaps farther out on the lake. With […]

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Autumn skies

I got an eyeful of cerulean sky when I finally looked up yesterday at the Quarry. © BCP 2010 If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that […]

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Sumac at the Quarry Lands

Fiery red staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) brighten the Quarry Lands on a mild fall afternoon. © BCP 2010 I was planning on exploring Sun Valley today, but just plain ran out of time after doing all the things that absolutely had to be done. So, rather than not get in any walk at all, I […]

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