fleuve saint laurent

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Honk If You Love Geese by Sharon  
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Wanted to capture some of the setting sun tonight – was in a major hurry and forgot to change my lens – still was so completely tickled to see a lovely honking v-formation of Canada geese AND a comet – forgot all about the sunset really. Tee hee.

some nights…

by the river are so pretty.  Just an iPhone shot taken, while peeking through the trees, from along the lower trail near one of my favourite spots by my river, the mighty Saint-Lawrence, if you please. Woo, that was a long one and can someone please tell me why there is no corresponding emoji for the word “woo”?  Clearly, there is a need.  Just sayin’.

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Autumn Colours IV by Sharon
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Who ever said “grey skies are gonna clear up” better have known what they were talking about.  Waiting on that  clearing – warm, grey and rainy is not conducive to putting on a happy face.   Really want to make a go for the bird sanctuary but the thought of hauling a camera bag and having to hold an umbrella as well is vastly unappealing.  Is there such a thing as a reverse rain dance??  Meanwhile, another from last year’s perfect sanctuary day.

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Autumn Colours III by Sharon
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I never noticed this bridge on the other side of the little lake at the sanctuary until last year.  I’ve yet to cross this one… maybe this weekend but there’s definitely rain in the forecast… again.

Golden

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I sang of leaves, of leaves of gold, and leaves of gold there grew:

Of wind I sang, a wind there came and in the branches blew.

Beyond the Sun, beyond the Moon, the foam was on the Sea,

And by the strand of Ilmarin there grew a Golden Tree…

From Galadriel’s Song of Eldamar, Tolkien ~ LOTR (Fellowship of the Ring)

Rainy day = a good excuse for endless cuppas and rediscovering LOTR.

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Primarily for the birds by Sharon
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Ahhh, the tranquility of this sanctuary – it’s definitely a popular spot for photographers and birders and lovers of nature in general.  Who can blame them - an oasis in the middle the city (okay, not quite the middle but more the Southern end of things)… it’s a rare thing and most definitely one to be cherished.

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Autumn Colours I by Sharon
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Have not had a chance to get to the bird sanctuary yet and considering the amount of rain that fell this past weekend, along with a monumental amount of leaves, I do hope there will be something colourful left on the branches when I do get there.  Hope to do so this weekend… weather (and time) permitting!  This one is from last year.

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Autumn Colours II by Sharon
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More colours and reflections from my meanderings around the bird sanctuary… same day last year.  Come to think of it, it is a perfect place to reflect on things!

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Art of Lace by Sharon
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I consider lace to be one of the prettiest imitations ever made of the fantasy of nature ~ Gabrielle Chanel 

Sweet and simple cow parsley (which grows in abundance by the river) adorned with some good old-fashioned proteinaceous silk … it’s all about the location and the texture baby…

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in somnis veritas by Sharon

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In dreams there is truth.

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River Song by Sharon
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“Love the trees until their leaves fall off, then encourage them to try again next year.” ~ C.Sugg

It is officially the autumnal equinox here in the good old EST zone/Montreal and, yes, while the leaves are just starting to undergo some changes, we are experiencing some record temperatures with extreme heat – forecast for 38-39C with Humidex this weekend which is kind of unbelievable.  After a very cool and rainy Summer, it’s finally decided to make an appearance on the first day of Fall!   Happy Friday and happy autumnal equinox y’all. 

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The Yin and Yang of City Ducks | And They All Came to See Me

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I think they are starting to recognize me.  They are a little more quackative when I bring treats (frozen peas, corn or rolled oats) and then ensues the feeding friend-see.  

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Ripple Effect by Sharon
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Hope the coming week goes swimmingly well… meanwhile, here is a duck. You are welcome.

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“Did You Get My Good Side”/”Birds of a Feather”

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Just some young starlings I met one day on the way to the bird sanctuary which is about a 45 minute walk, along the river path, from my house (takes me longer though because I never walk a straight line there).  Just goes to show if you stray from the path you never know who you might meet.  A small break from the butterflies because … bird is the word y’all.

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Cardinal Rule by Sharon
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I spent a little time by the river the past few days - it was nice and there were not too many people around except for the odd person x-country skiing or just out strolling like me. It was still relatively mild unlike today (and the return to work) - temps are hovering around -25C with the windchill. Must say I am glad to be indoors - not necessarily happy to be back at work but it is quiet and the traffic was light this morning. I imagine there are many who are still enjoying some remaining days of vacation. This lovely evergreen is one I have taken photos of many times. I would venture to say it is probably my second favourite tree by the river after my willow - oh, wait, since the willow was cut down last year and no longer exists as a cool spot to read on sultry summer days, I guess this officially makes the pine my fave. Oh, yeah, we finally got snow. Lots and lots of snow. C'est l'hiver.