a Camera solution (I hope) / High Park / October 25, 2019

Though the borrowed (thank-you Sophie Boisvert) & recently repaired (thank-you Sun Camera Service) Canon Rebel camera performed well this morning, I could not control the strong impulse within me to head to “Henry’s” after this morning’s walk (8 degrees and cloudy). There at Church & Queen East, my credit card suddenly appeared and I left with a brand new Sony camera (exactly the same as the one currently being repaired in B.C.) With luck, It will work properly until the other returns. At that point, with TWO cameras, I will always have a functioning camera. WHEW!

Species list: black-crowned night heron, great blue heron, mallard, wood duck, red-tailed hawk, belted kingfisher, rock pigeon, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, white-breasted nuthatch, American robin, house sparrow, northern cardinal, song sparrow.  (14 species)

Wood Ducks
Mallards
Red-tailed Hawk (juvenile)

Some botany:

Wingeg Euonymus (Burning Bush)
Poison Ivy (turning red in sun)
Poison Ivy (turning yellow in shade)
Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum)
Sakura Flowering Cherry
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)
Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)

Park scenes:

Howard grave

This morning’s group:

NATURE POETRY

The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.    – Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)

Miles Hearn

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