Thursday, November 30, 2006

flowing rock

August 2006, Bayfield Inlet

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

woven wood

The Grand Valley Trail passes through Elora on its way from Lake Erie to up around Orangeville.

September 2006, Elora Gorge

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

a bird in the hand

After a few attempts Aurora stays still enough to coax a little bird into her hand.

Starkey Hill, Arkell

Monday, November 27, 2006

tough love

Parent banded wood snail pushing baby 'out of the nest' and , unfortunately, off the leaf, as it turned out.

June 2006, Guelph

Sunday, November 26, 2006

blue and yellow bracket fungi

Nice pastel fungi.

Starkey's Hill Trail

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Arkell Side Trail

We walked from Arkell Road down the Arkell Side Trail to the Eramosa River and back - takes a couple of hours through rolling hills and woods. Nice variety.

Eramosa River

Friday, November 24, 2006

fluttering chickadee

A fluttering chickadee on Anwen's finger enthralls Magali.

Starkey's Hill

Thursday, November 23, 2006

reds and greens of fall

The moss was almost fluorescent, the needle carpet felt like walking on a futon.

Starkey Hill Trail

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

turkey tails

Not sure if these are little turkey tails or something else - started looking through an excellent collection of fungus photos from G Barron but haven't finished yet - there's hundreds!

Starkey Hill Trail

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

pond grass through the trees

You can see the parking lot for Starkey's Hill Trail in the upper left of this map.

Starkey's Hill Trail

Monday, November 20, 2006

bracket fungus

Bracket fungus at Starkey Hill.

Starkey Hill, near Arkell

Sunday, November 19, 2006


There's a magical spot along Starkey Hill Trail where, if you stop, be quiet, and hold your hand out - black capped chiackadees will come and sit on your hand.
Sarah demonstartes her technique to Magali.

Starkey Hill Trail

Friday, November 17, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

foggy night

Foggy night to walk the dog.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Songs lyrics and memes from the 60s and 70s painted on one of several colourful 'boutiques' in a pretty river town where some buildings are built on stilts over the water.

August 2006, Bear River, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

morning mist

August 2006.

Bayfield Inlet

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Magali and Anwen

Magali and Anwen


Saturday, November 11, 2006

Goldie Mill

North Garden of the ruins at Goldie Mill.


Friday, November 10, 2006

St Agnes School

Looking up the Cork Street hill as the sun sets through the windows of St Agnes School.


Thursday, November 09, 2006

Griot's Journey

If you're interested in African storytelling, dance and drumming check out Griot's Journey by Adjwa and Fule Badoe at

Guelph Youth Music Centre

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

waves of grain

The Arboretum, Guelph

Monday, November 06, 2006

veins of gold

The Arboretum.


Sunday, November 05, 2006

frozen red

Frozen red maple in the pond at the Japanese Garden.
The Arboretum, Guelph

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Beaver Crossing

One on our new Beaver Crossing signs - defaced by vandals. You can see the construction going on as they build the new overhead beaver crosssing - built so we can salute the crosssing beavers on our drive past in the morning.


Friday, November 03, 2006

Kissing Bridge Trail

Watch the curves...

north of Guelph

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Monarch food spawning

A trail handy to the north end heads northwest along a rail and electrical right of way - starting where Edinburgh ends at Woodlawn.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

George Bush Pumpkin

Gareth Lind's wonderful George Bush pumpkin.