Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Acer rubrum is RED Maple. It really lives up to its name at this time of the year! Most of the walnut leaves have already fallen but the willows are still green. Lots of variety in leaf fall happen in the autumn.

Meanwhile, the Red-winged Blackbirds are singing their spring songs when they are not flocking to fly south. Spring Peepers are calling every night and crickets are still singing too. Southern Ontario is not quite ready to say winter.

Thursday, October 07, 2010


From yesterday
Spring songs of Red-winged Blackbirds
Don't know why
Many have left for the south already
One cricket
Or possibly some other chirping insect
Spring Peepers
Calling again and again
After a summer of silence
One hoot
From a far away owl.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Macro & Micro

Macro & Micro
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

Two views of a Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum). The first is a bit more than life size on my computer and the second is through a microscope, so it is much larger than life size. It was one of several late blooming flowers in our area that I saw today.

Meanwhile, overhead, some geese were flying east. They were probably on their way to Lake Ontario.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

First Fireplace Fire of the Season

First Fireplace Fire of the Season
Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer

It's getting cooler in our house. Down to 16 C (61 F) this morning. Since it was dark and raining most of the morning it felt even cooler so the fireplace seemed to be calling for some fire to help us warm up a bit.

Meanwhile, yesterday, I heard lots of Eastern Meadowlarks in song. I don't know why they were singing unless it was a call to join in for migration time.