Tree Trimming by the Lake

…..clearing overhanging branches and wild shrubbery

I’ve lived in my neighbourhood for over 38 years and I can’t say I’ve ever seen the city sending work crews to trim the trees by the lake. I’m sure they have; I’ve just never been there to witness it. It’s quite the operation and it took several days to prune and manicure the trees in the park at the end of my street.

I’m glad they weren’t taken down completely. Toronto really prides itself on the amount of green space we have and the natural canopy that the trees provide. Many years ago it was rumoured that some of the residents discouraged the planting of new trees because they took away their view of the lake and in the dark of night they  went in and cut down any new trees that were planted. Attitudes certainly have changed over the years. Last year the city went in and planted at least  20 new trees in our park alone.

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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge

….started Sept. 21, 2016

This challenge is all about capturing the roads, walks, trails, rails, steps, etc. we move from one place to another on. You can walk on them, climb them, drive them, ride on them, as long as the specific way is visible. Any angle of a bridge is acceptable as are any signs. There is still time to participate in this challenge. Check out Cee’s Photography.

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Sunday Trees – 235

…..a cold weekend but a few minutes of sun now and then

Thanks Becca for hosting Sunday Trees. It was definitely a strange weather day for the middle of May. It was cold and windy and then the rain started, off and on for most of the day. I jokingly asked my husband if he was expecting more snow because our snow shovel wasn’t put away. He scoffed and told me not to even think like that. Too late. An hour later we experienced snow and hail. Luckily it didn’t last long.

Later in the afternoon I took the dog for a short walk. It was still cold but the sun made brief appearances between the clouds. I like the light in the late afternoon but I had to act quickly if I was going to get that perfect shot today. The trees are starting to sprout their leaves and I love that light yellow green of spring.

Same tree, taken minutes apart and at slightly different angles. Not exactly the perfect shot. The light that I like disappeared very quickly behind the clouds.

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