Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Walk in the Park

This evening I took a walk in the park and will share a few pictures that I took along the way.

We walked through the Rowntree Mills Park which is along the Humber River in Toronto.

Rowntree Park, Toronto, Canada, Humber River Park, Walk in the ParkThe park is really beautiful with several large expanses of grass surrounded by trees. Here we see one grassy area lit by the evening sun.

Bridge over Humber River, Rowntree Park, Toronto, Canada, walk in the parkThere are several old bridges in the park. They are old iron bridges with wood decks and look very rustic. I enjoyed walking across them and observing the Humber River as it flowed underneath.

Old Bridge, Cobweb, Humber River, Rowntree Mills ParkOf course old bridges are excellent places for spiders to spin webs. I hope that you can see this spider web. They are often hard to capture unless the  light is just right.

Leaf in Spider Web, Spiderweb, Rowntree Mills Park, Toronto, Old BridgeHere we have a leaf that is caught in a spider web and is suspended in the air. You may not be able to see that it is not touching the iron of the bridge rails.

This picture makes me think that soon the trees will be changing color. I will miss that change here in Toronto, but will get to see it at home.

Rowntree Mills Park, Bridge, Humber River, GrassI really like this picture that I took. The grass is sharply focused in front of one of the bridges that crosses over the Humber River. I can almost feel the cool breeze that had sprung up and hear the rippling of the water in the river as I look at this picture.

I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into my walk in the park.



Flowers at the Zoo II

Yesterday I shared pictures of the Toronto Zoo Giant Pandas, so thought I would go in a little different direction tonight.

When I visited the Toronto Zoo two years ago I wrote a post titled Flowers at the Zoo.

One of the things that I like about going to a zoo is that they usually have some nice flowers as well. They can be of two types. Flowers planted for landscaping throughout the zoo, or flowers that are part of a biome.

Tonight the pictures will be of flowers used for landscaping.

I have had a very busy day, so will keep the commentary to a minimum as I am really tired. You probably don’t want to read too much of my tired ramblings 🙂

Purple flowers, tiny flowers, Flowers at the zoo, Toronto ZooI really love these beautiful little blooms. They are so delicate, yet have a beautiful color.Landscaping at the Zoo, Flowers at the Zoo, Pink and White Flowers, Toronto ZooThis was an interesting picture as it has one pink flower in the middle of a bunch of white flowers. This is a closeup of the group of flowers. The entire grouping was about 95% white with just a little pink for contrast.

Toronto Zoo, Flowers at the Zoo, Purple Flowers, Indian Rhino pavillionI also really liked this massive flowerbed full of purple flowers that was in front of the Indian Rhinoceros Pavillion.

Purple Flowers, Flowers at the Zoo, Toronto Zoo, Indian Rhinoceros Pavillion, Bee on FlowerI decided to take a closer look at the flowers in the flowerbed. The flowers were really pretty close up as well, and I even caught a little bee that was busily at work collecting nectar.

Flower Grouping, Flowers at the zoo, Yellow flowers, Different colored flowers, Toronto ZooThis is one of my favorite groupings of flowers at the zoo. You have the beautiful yellow black-eyed Susan flowers in the foreground and you can barely see the spherical purple blooms in the background. An interesting contrast between two types of flowers.

I hope that you enjoyed these flowers from my day at the zoo.