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Thanks a BUNCH

All photos taken on August 15, 2022.

Another week, another walk at Bunchberry Meadows. We continue to walk early (sans coffee) to beat the heat. I will treat what I photographed that day as art and give each piece or group a descriptive title. Let me know which one is your favourite.

BAD HAIR DAY —dried out grass tussock

BAD WEED — purple loosestrife, a very invasive plant

YOU CAN”T SEE the FOREST FOR the TREES — Tucker’s Field (full colour and yellow palette)

SEEING RED – a few leaves are turning colour (full colour and red palette setting)

BERRY INTERESTING — can’t find out the name of these berries

SHADY CHARACTER — the early morning sun created a pleasant look

WEB of INTRIGUE — sloppy spider webs to trap careless victims

ASTER-isk — Prairie Asters are distinguishable from Common Fleabane by their distinct petals and smaller centers

TAKING the LONG VIEW – – looking over the meadows for signs of wildlife

DAPPLE of my EYE – no explanation needed

GOLDEN GIRL – My beloved in sunlit bug jacket

MATTED HAIR – – grass likely flattened for a deer’s bed

MARSH-MELLOW — a pretty scene of a clump of yellow sow thistle beyond the pond

BARKING UP the WRONG TREE – a clump birch with a variety of bark looks

OH DEER – – this doe crossed the path in front of us, almost hidden by the grass. As soon as she spotted us, she snorted in alarm and “binked” off out of sight

TAKING STALK — the grasses are tall and going to seed

TRUNK ROAD — this tree had blown down since our last visit. Glad we were not under it

MAKING a GROVE DECISION –at the grove, we had 3 trails to choose from

COCK-les of the WALK — white cockle flowers

GIVING us the GREEN LIGHT — this leaf was a shining beacon in the sunshine

LICH-en a CARPET – this forest lichen is spreading out

SQUIRRELING it AWAY — everywhere we walked, we could hear the sound of pine cones hitting the forest floor as these little guys worked to prepare their winter stash. Squirrels do not hibernate, so food caches are imperative for their survival

WALKING TOWARDS the LIGHT — heavenly scene, indeed

THANKS a BUNCH — red bunchberries, but not in Bunchberry Meadows. These were in Tucker’s Field

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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.

15 thoughts on “Thanks a BUNCH

    1. Not a bad choice. The web was shining on the tamarack branches. Who cares if the spider did not weave the prettiest web? Thanks for reading and commenting Ann. Hope your snow has stopped. Ours has not. Allan

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    1. These are always fun when I am in the right frame of mind. Sometimes, all it will take is one photo to start the ball rolling. That tree is always showing a character side. Thanks for reading and replying. Allan

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