Week 11~ the Possibilities are Endless
“In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility." ~Victoria Moran
Last Saturday it was a gorgeous spring day. At this stage we call spring-like day anything that goes over 2C and is sunny ;) so the 8C the thermometer showed and the splendid blue sky were just calling me outside!
After getting the child dressed and packing the backpack with the 'absolute necessities' (read: camera, snacks, a bottle of water, and seeds for the birds) we drove to one of the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Arboretum. At this time of the year it's the only outdoor garden open - and only because it holds part of the Bruce Trail, thus making it a wonderful hiking spot.
I took tons of pictures - so this will be a looong post [you have been forewarned :) ]
|Would you follow me? There are so many trails we can pick: endless possibilities!|
|Would the chickadee stop by? or maybe another little bird? |
(we once had a woodpecker come to be hand-fed)
|When the snow melts, what would we find under those leaves?|
|Where does this stream go? What will it discover on its way?|
|Is the deer still hiding close-by? Or it came to drink from the pond and went back?|
Was it by itself? One thing is for sure: it was here recently :)
|Did the woodpecker find the food it was looking for? |
Does it have a family who needs to be fed?
|Will the previous year owners come back to this nest?|
Will it be inhabited by a new family? Will it be inhabited at all?
In the Burlington Bay there is an island, called Hickory Island, that was not so long ago covered in beautiful trees. Black Cormorants inhabited the island and because their drooping is very high in nitrogen - the trees eventually died. The island is bare of trees right now and the colony of Cormorants had steadily declined. A sad story of how a species has destroyed their own habitat by over-population.
|Would the Hickory Island re-generate its tree sometimes in the future?|
|Would the Cormorants repeat the same mistake?|
|What today is a sad-looking area will soon be a majestic place: |
RBG is home to the largest collection of lilacs in the world (over 600 plants)
In the spring - the possibilities are endless and the place becomes
a natural miracle of colour and scent!
|Would we be able to finally find some gosling this spring?|
It eludes us every year - and I love those golden soft babies :)
|William saw a cow (2 eyes at about 1/3 from top) |
I saw a sea-horse (profile, one eye, at about 1/3 from bottom)
What do you see? endless possibilities :)
|Are you coming back?|
|Are you running away?|
|Are you tired?|
|Whatever you do - remember: smile and enjoy this moment!|
It is the only one it matters and it's special :)
I have tried to warn you it's a long journey :) I hope you have enjoyed it - please make sure you visit the other possibilities @ Miss Sally's.