After my walk, jog and hike in Presqu’ile, I was slowly driving out and saw a couple of Robins on the side of the road. Except one wasn’t a Robin… it was a Red-headed Woodpecker! Unfortunately, all I had with me was my little p&s Casio camera. I should have taken a couple of pictures anyway of the woodpecker on a tree next to the road. My DSLR was a home. I’ll have to put my DSLR in the car for occasions such as this.
I had scanned these photo’s some time ago, but somehow lost the scans. So I re-scanned them. Hopefully I won’t lose them again. Nothing was done to them, other than adding the names of everyone in the class.
Mom & Dad moved us from the Birch Cliff Heights Public School area in Scarborough to West Rouge in 1963. At the time, West Rouge (the west bank of the Rouge River) belonged to Pickering, but it was later annexed by Scarborough. We lived a very short walk to school at 138 Sunny Slope.
I look at my printing and spelling and just laugh, it was awful!
Grade 7 and 8 were spent at Woodlands Centennial School, which had just opened, then on to Dunbarton High School next door for Grades 9-13.
Another beautiful day out today. I took off to Lola’s in the car to pick up lunch & head to the park. You could tell the fishing derby was on, as there were a lot of trucks & trailers at the Ontario Street Parkette. I headed in to an almost empty park. I thought that there would have been more people there, but I suppose they were all fishing!
Of course, on leaving to get lunch and go to the park, all that was on my mind was LUNCH. So I forgot my watch & HRM. I decided instead, after dining by the lake, to walk & hike a bit, and not go as far as planned. Today would be a good day to get the garden cleaned up. The hosta’s are poking out of the ground as well as the lilies, and the Bleeding Heart is amazingly large. I had one in a garden at Thomasburg that didn’t do much of anything. So this one is nice to have.
The horror indeed! I went to the park today for a walk, jog and hike. All along the lakeshore, there were a bazillion little black bugs. They were inhaled through my mouth and nose, in my eyes, in my ear… It was just awful! But… at least they were just innocuous little non-biting black bugs! You can’t see them in this photo, but believe you me – they were there!
It was a beautiful day today. I took my running jacket along with me, but took it off once I hiked through the woods.
This was the first half-assed jog I’ve done in ages. Check out my route at my Garmin page. I’ll just walk it tomorrow to see how long that takes.
Here is a photo of Brighton Bay, taken from the tip of Calf’s Pasture. You are looking eastward, towards the mouth of the bay. To the right is a pavilion, which is where the Government Dock used to be. To the right of that was a large hotel. It was razed years ago & replaced by private homes.
LTRCA put on an interpretive tour of Proctor Park today. It was interesting to see the park in their eyes. I had walked through the park a number of times before and noticed some things, but our guide (Eva (?)) showed us more.
We were shown the various tree’s & states of decline for some, along with various land uses over the years. Cradles & pillows is a new term for most of the people there. A “cradle” is the indentation in the ground where a trees roots were uprooted, creating a depression. The “pillow” is the hummock on one side of the cradle . We saw American Beech – most of which have a fungal disease that will eventually kill them all off, and a few Black Cherry trees. Various mushrooms and fungi were all over, including a number of “puffballs,” which some people picked for a treat.
There were also these tiny insects, which after checking on the internet, are “wooly aphids.” It seems their “honeydew” sticks to everything, and is difficult to wash off. Good thing they are in the woods of Proctor Park!
Who indeed! I had my iPhone with me today, using Garmin’s “Fit” app to track my 1×1 jogging session. I had to pause & snap this photo of a fox on the road. He (she) let me approach quite close, before he ran back in the underbrush. As soon as I passed him, he came back out on the road, as he had his eye on something on the other side. Glad it wasn’t me! But what a nice scene. It is so nice to jog along this route. I stuck with the road this time, and from start to finish, it was 6.91 k’s. My heart did better after just one other jog this year! Monday, it peaked at 174, and the average was 153. Today, it was 171/149. Now if I can just keep this going. After the jog, I relaxed by the shore listening the the waves move the stones.
It was a busy day computer wise also. iOS 6 was released, so there were two huge downloads to deal with. Also, all of Apple’s BIG iOS app’s were updated as well. Apparently, Mac OS X 10.8.2 was released, but not through Software Update. I’ll start that in a bit. MS Office had two updates. And I have yet to start Rosetta Stone French lessons!