Top of Cathedral Bluffs: February 2021

The highest point of the Scarborough Bluffs is called, appropriately, Cathedral Bluffs.

Here are some photos from last year, taken from below:

On this windy, cold, but sunny 2021 day I had a good look at the park above:

Some botany:

Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo)
Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)
White Ash (Fraxinus americana)
Autumn-olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)
Hawthorn (Crataegus)
White Birch (Betula papyrifera)
Linden (Tila cordata
Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Linden (Tila cordata)


There, on the black bough of a snow-flecked maple,
Fearless and gay as our love,
A bluejay cocked his crest!
Oh, who can tell the range of joy
Or set the bounds of beauty?    – Sara Teasdale (1884ā€“1933)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Top of Cathedral Bluffs: February 2021

  1. John Bohdanowicz

    The first time I visited Cathedral Bluffs was on the morning of June 8, 2004 to observe a transit of Venus (which only occurs twice every 100 years or so). The spot was chosen as it had the best view in Toronto of the rising sun with Venus already a black dot on its surface. Luckily, it was clear and everything worked out perfectly.


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