Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – Week 43

thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge https://xingfumama.blog/2020/10/23/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2020-week-43/

COVID numbers in Toronto and a few other urban areas in Ontario are on the rise so the government has closed bars, restaurants and gyms again in those cities most affected. We went for a walk through High Park this week looking for places to have a picnic later in the week. We were hoping to find washroom facilities and a place to purchase a coffee. We struck out in both areas. So sad to see these abandoned chairs at the Park’s only restaurant. The good news is that there are covered areas where we can sit and have a snack brought from home.

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Which Way Photo Challenge – Oct. 23, 2020

thanks to Alive and Trekking for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge https://aliveandtrekking.com/2020/10/23/which-way-photo-challenge-october-23-2020/

This is my favourite time of year and one of my favourite places in the city of Toronto is High Park. The colours are amazing and magical.

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Spooky Doors in High Park

….thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors https://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com/2020/10/22/thursday-doors-october-22-2020/

Even during COVID people are decorating their homes and doors for Hallowe’en. As numbers rise in the city of Toronto there is an ever increasing risk that Trick or Treating will be discouraged. The residents in the High Park area, however, are not discouraged and continue to dig out their ghosts, goblins and other spooky characters to celebrate October 31st.

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A Rare Siting in the City

….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.

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October Colours – Yellow

thanks to City Sonnets for hosting October Colours and letters https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/october-colors-and-letters-2/

I love autumn colours and I had every intention of posting all the yellows of Autumn in a future post but when this challenge came up I decided that today was as good a day as any. Some of these photos were taken in the neighbourhood parks and others were from my walk through High Park yesterday.

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