"And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
As You Like It
Act II. Scene I.
~ William Shakespeare
Take a walk with me, where my plantation is, back to the same old place we long to be. Poplar, cedar, and spruce lined avenues tie together Pine plantations and Black Sturgeon projects where we stroll while dogs leap in jubilation around us. The best trails for tails around, hands down. A delight for the camera as well.
Our tree farm is a Plantation Demonstration and Assessment project, and is part of the Government of Canada's response to "climate change". I believe it's greater response is to beauty.
The forest floor, a world within a world at our feet. The fungi is fodder for the camera ~ a late summer quest to find them popping up through mulched layers under the trees. I could search the Tree Farm endlessly collecting snapshots for my collection and never run out of unique specimen.
Through fields we roam.
"I frequently tramped eight or ten miles
through the deepest snow
to keep an appointment with a beech-tree,
or a yellow birch,
or an old acquaintance among the pines."
~ Henry David Thoreau
Wildflowers for me.
|Common Blue -eyed Grass, Sisyrinchium montanum|
|Orange Hawkweed, Hieracium aurantiacum|
|Red Clover, Trifolium pratense|
|Meadow Buttercup, Ranunculus acris|
Wildflowers for her.
|Claire in a field of Oxeye Daisies Leucanthemum vulgare|
Summer Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca) for butterflies,
rose hips in autumn,
rose hips in autumn,
The trees reach the heavens,
And provide a haven on earth.
With tree tag addresses
on rose lined streets.
Rosa canina and Claire
Twenty minutes from home, from the Great Lake,
we breathe deep in the conifers.
|A murder on a row.|
Captivating year round,
captured by my camera.
|Common Fireweed, Chamerion angustifolium|
|new Tamaracks <3|
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- Natural Resources Canada
- Tree Nurseries for Seeding Trees (Helping connect Greenhouses with Re-Forestation, Natural Resources, Fruit Tree Growers, Christmas Tree Growers and Private Landscapers)
- Ontario Forestry Association
- Trees Ontario
- wood dictionary (yes, a wood dictionary)
- Field guides to Fungi