…thanks to Becca Givens for hosting Sunday Trees https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/10/18/sunday-trees-466/
Autumn colours in High Park, Toronto
….at 94 my father took his last breath on October 15, 2020
You may have noticed that I have not been very active on my blog in the last few day. The loss of my father has been very difficult and making arrangements for his cremation has been very time consuming. My husband has made many of the calls to family and friends to inform them of our loss and for that I am eternally grateful. Slowly I have been able to speak to those close to me and many of them have stepped up to let others know of Dad’s passing.
COVID of course has made it impossible to have the big funeral Dad had always hoped for. Yesterday we were allowed a small gathering of 10 family members for 30 minutes to say farewell and pay our respects. For those in attendance it helped bring us closure and for that we are grateful.
I want people to know that Dad did not suffer pain and that in his final hours he slept and passed away peacefully with me by his side. Again COVID did not allow more than one family member to be present in the hospital and even with that I needed a special designation to be there. The nurses and support staff were wonderful and tried to give me as much emotional support as possible in my time of need. The hardest part for me was having to deal with this on my own and not having my family there. In the end Dad got his wish and died in his sleep.
….but not in High Park
I was very excited when I came across this majestic bird in the pond in High Park this week. Great Blue Herons Great are can be found in High Park and they are one of the largest of the Park’s visitors. Their presence indicates that the water in Grenadier Pond provides food and a habitat where privacy and shallow shorelines are important.
…if a painting is not on a wall is it still considered a mural
Thanks to Becky B for hosting October Squares…..kindasquare. https://beckybofwinchester.com/2020/10/15/kinda-square-15/
This painting was on the side of a shipping container. It is located next to the road that goes through the High Park Zoo.