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This Gallery Walk was Moose-ic to Our Ears and Eyes

All photos taken on August 2, 2022, during our weekly forest walk.

In an attempt to keep the Bunchberry posts fresh, I adjust the format from time to time. In this one, I have assigned a turn of phrase, quote or title to give them a name they might have if they were in an art gallery. Some fit, some are iffy and some are a real stretch. Here we go.

THIS BUD’s for BLUE (Budweiser beer reference) – Harebells still abound

Dapple of our eye – sun-dappled paths

Its a JUNGLE out there. The forest floor is certainly overgrown these days

BREEZEWAY – see how the trees are bending in the wind

OH SNAP! – these pale yellow wild snapdragons are everywhere right now

The COLOUR PURPLE – Canada Thistles are everywhere

Don’t let the tall weeds cast a shadow on the beautiful flowers in your garden. (quote from Steve Mariboli) – this is one tall Canada thistle, either that or I have shrunk.

This CARPET is starting to look a bit THREADBARE – at least some of this wear and tear on this grass may be from our visits

YOU CAN”T SEE THE FOREST for the TREES – We love this little stand of Birch trees

 To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee – part of a quote by Emily Dickenson

ALL ABOARD – at the boardwalk

LOST in the WEEDS – the grass and weeds are so high, one could easily get lost

Warming the COCKLES of our Heart – Who knew cockle burrs start out as a pretty yellow flower

ATTACK of the CONES (Star Wars reference) – these are the new Tamarack cones

if you step off this boardwalk, YOUR ASS is GRASS – the grass is crazy high right now

GOING ROUND the BEND – I like photos showing a winding trail where you wonder what is ahead

SPOT LIGHT – the intermittent sunlight illuminated the forest floor

BUG-EYED – Patty’s got her eye on this fly

FULL SPECTRUM – there were just so many different colours in this shot

STAKE-OUT – these transplanted branches are growing into trees

a LOT of EMPTYNESS – no cars in the parking lot today

ROCK ON! – Someone has planted painted rocks here for hikers to find

BERRY INTERESTING – The wild raspberries are ripening

Ask not for whom the BELL tolls – Common fleabane and Harebells

Bane of my Existence – a lone common fleabane, like an afterthought

There must be some MOOSE-take – What a treat! We spotted these two young calves waiting patiently from Mom’s return. But, where was Mom? Maybe we had better leave.

LONG BRANCH SALUTE – we love to pause here for this vista

MOSS-ed-ly in the shade – the light play on the forest floor was interesting

BLADE RUNNER – This grass blocking our path was crazy big

L’ARCH – another name for the Tamarack is Larch

ONE GOOD FLOWER leads to ANOTHER – I believe these are Cranesbill or wild geraniums

They Call me MELLOW YELLOW (Donovan Leitch song reference) – These yellow flowers (Common Sowthistle) were about 1.5 m (5 feet) tall

BARE-ly THERE – These Tamarack trunks are mostly devoid of branches and needles as the trees grow taller

FUZZY LOGIC – I took a photo through my bug mesh – so you could see how things look to me. It can be a bit more difficult to take photos when you are looking through this.

BRANCH MANAGER – glad this did not fall on us, as it was quite windy

TUNNEL VISION – we often refer to this Tamarack arch as the tunnel

COVERING GROUND – These plants were like a thick carpet

LOOK UP, LOOK WAY UP! – a shot through the tree canopy into the sky

GOING GREEN – sunshine through a green leafy canopy

ON EDGE – the connection between Bunchberry and Tucker’s

WE HATE to LEAVE, BUT WE ARE TUCKERED – walking out through Tucker’s Field

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

18 thoughts on “This Gallery Walk was Moose-ic to Our Ears and Eyes

    1. The birch and aspen trunks are always pretty when the light shines on them. The moose here have been pretty shy, so we were surprised to see these young’uns. Glad the Mom never came to check on them. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  1. Even if some of them are a bit iffy, I applaud your creativity. I also appreciated a brief description as I didn’t get a few of the references … it’s still early in the morning! That’s one tall thistle. And how awesome to spot two young moose!

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    1. Thanks Linda. Perhaps it was not too early in the morning. Perhaps, I am just old and my references do not resonate today. The thistle (Canadian and Sow) are real survivors. Looking at today’s landscape full of thistle seed, next year will be another good year for them. Thanks for reading and commenting Allan

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