Nature Walk

….on the weekend I took a stroll to the naturalized park close to home

It’s not often that our dog, Frances wants to go for long walks anymore. She’s almost 13 and she sleeps most of the day. On occasion, however, when she does want to go for a walk she’s seems to find the energy to make her way to Col. Sam Smith Park. On warm days she likes to go for a swim from one of the three beaches in the park but last weekend the water was a little too green for my liking so I didn’t tempt fate and kept her on her leash.

I love this time of year with the colours changing. Plants are producing berries and seed heads and the grasses are turning brown with lovely seed tops swaying in the wind. The bees are very active these days and the birds are getting ready to migrate. Here are a few of my favourite sightings from my walk last weekend.IMG-3880
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Bursting With Seeds

….Withering flowers and seed pods

I love this time of year with all the autumn colours on the leaves but I also enjoy looking at the change that takes place with flowering plants, especially wildflowers. The seed pods and seed heads are almost as beautiful as the flowers themselves.

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Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – Must and Bust

….thanks to Ronovan for this week’s prompts, must and bust

                                                           August

IMG_5732It must be August

The fields glow with Queen Anne’s Lace

Ripe seed heads bust free

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