Tuesday Textures – Autumn Flora

Autumn is the best time of year to find interesting textures in nature and gardens. The textures range from brittle leaves to spiky seed heads to velvety lamb’s ear.

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Mid August and Signs of Cooler Days to Come

….right now we’re going through a bit of a heat wave

On one of my walks this week I noticed that there were signs all over the place that autumn is not too far off. Usually cooler nights cause the colours to start changing but right now the nights are pretty warm but earlier this summer that wasn’t the case. Anyway the sumac is starting to change, the berries are starting to ripen and the apples are turning red.

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2020 Photo Challenge – Texture

…thanks to Jude for hosting theĀ 2020 Photo Challenge

This month the photo challenge is texture. Jude suggests contrasting smooth with rough and getting in close to really see the textural surfaces of different objects.

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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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