Just After Dawn at Cliff Lumsdon Park: August 2022

There was a period in the 1950’s when marathon swimming was all the rage. In 1954, Marilyn Bell (17) swam across Lake Ontario. She later swam the English Channel.

Marilyn Bell with Ed Sullivan (photo: Toronto Sun)

Cliff Lumsdon (1931 – 1991) at the age of 18, won the world marathon championship in Toronto, defeating 46 competitors in the annual 15-mile race at the Canadian National Exhibition . He won $6,300—$5,500 for winning the race and $800 for leading all laps and swimming the fastest lap. He retired in 1965 with career earnings of $152,000. (wikipedia)

Cliff Lumsdon (photo: soloswims.com)

There is a lakeside park named after him which is just east of Col. Sam Smith Park.

I visited it just after dawn:

Gray Squirrel

Some birds:

Mallards
Mallard duckling
House Sparrow
Mallard duckling
House Sparrow
Mallard ducklings
House Sparrow
Mallard
Mallard ducklings
Mallard
Mallard parent and ducklings
Mallard ducklings
House Sparrows
House Sparrows

NATURE POETRY

Deep in the greens of summer sing the lives
I’ve come to love. A vireo whets its bill.
The great day balances upon the leaves;
My ears still hear the bird when all is still.    – Theodore Roethke (1908–63)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “Just After Dawn at Cliff Lumsdon Park: August 2022

  1. Patty Fischer

    I’m so happy to see all your wonderful photos!
    thank you for making my winter so special.
    I will forward this to our mutual friend
    Chas Elliott and share your talents with him.
    Thank you for keeping me on your list miles
    keep up the special work that you share
    with all of us! I love the poetry too.
    It makes me so happy to think you’re out
    in nature every day. My best, Patty

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  2. rosemarie fischer

    beautiful photos @ dawn,most of us miss it,too early in the morning,luckily we have You,Miles,to bring us this awareness. Many thanks….Rosemarie

    Reply

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