I enjoy walking to work mornings, along a path that is used by walkers, joggers and bikers. My walk takes me about 50 minutes, and is along a natural landscape. I think I am very lucky to walk through such a landscape every day. I walk this way at 7 in the morning, and often I walk back home, at 4 in the afternoon.
Last week most mornings were sunny, and I took some pictures. The sun through the trees was so pretty.
I love the call of the Canada Geese as they pass overhead on their way to the farmers' fields for breakfast. We have flocks of "local geese", who stay here all year through. Years ago, there was a power plant situated on our lake, leaving a portion of the lake open through winter. Some Canada Geese began wintering here, rather than migrating. When the power plant closed, and the whole lake froze over, the geese continued to stay here - so we now have their descendents continuing to winter over through extremely cold winters. Our temperatures often get to minus 40, with the wind chill, but somehow the geese manage to survive.Our city park has a feeding program for the geese, and some shelter for their protection, but it is still pretty amazing that these geese choose to stay
We also have a few hardy pelicans who stay for the winter, requiring abit more TLC from our park workers. The pelicans aren't easy to see in this picture. I always feel a little thrill to see them, as they are fairly recent visitors to our lake. They always seem like gentle giants, to me.
I noticed several tipis set up this past week near the First Nations University.
And here are the lovely chestnut trees just in front of the daycare center where I work.
Wishing you a Happy October on your own path!