Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Along the Waterfront Trail

Couldn't stand to be indoors again today and headed down to the lake to walk along a portion of the Waterfront Trail which runs through my town. Didn't want to be loaded down with the camera, so just took my phone. I snapped photos until the battery died ... a brief 10 minutes after I started on the trail :(  Note to self: always charge the phone before going on an outing! It was a grey day today, but the colours on the trees were quite vibrant. There are still a lot of green trees here, but others have turned colour and dropped all their leaves. Seems kind of mixed up this year.

A nice stand of sumac ... missed the best of that colour as most of the leaves have already fallen.

The paved path that is the Waterfront Trail.

Loads of red berries on the smaller trees ...

I liked the bands of colours from the green grasses in the foreground, red twigs in the middle and then the yellows on the tippy tops of the trees in the background.

And from Google with regards to the woolly bear caterpiller:

Banded woolly bear
Pyrrharctia isabella occurs in the United States and southern Canada.Wikipedia
Scientific namePyrrharctia isabella
Did you knowIsabella tiger moth caterpillars overwinter, surviving freezing weather by producing their own antifreeze, with which their cells are infused.

Pyrrharctia isabella. Pyrrharctia isabella (Isabella tiger moth) can be found in many cold regions, including the Arctic. The banded woolly bear larva emerges from the egg in the fall and overwinters in its caterpillar form, when it freezes solid. ... Once it emerges from its pupa as a moth it has only days to find a mate.


Banded Woolly Bear Caterpillar

And my favourite photo of the day ...  

paper wasps' nest

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. That was a wonderful walk. I am so glad that our phones do such a good job of capturing the beauty around us.

  2. Always nice to get out and feel that fresh November air, and meditate on the number of shades of brown!

  3. Looks like a beautiful walk, Wendy! Love all the colors and those wonderful berries. The hornet's nest is amazing, too. My kids found one for me when they were young and I still have it. These last autumn days are so bittersweet because we know it is not long before the snow flies! Hope your weekend is nice. Hugs xo Karen

  4. Oh wow, the second last photo is incredible. May I ask what is it? The waterfront is certainly a gorgeous place to walk in Autumn. Love the red berries with the Autumn leaves in the background.

  5. Such wonderful photo dear Wendy... love them and that sweet catapiller my favorite too.. love them too year before I had a yellow and black one. First time seeing orange and black.. so good to visit, with love Janice

  6. How I would love to walk in your woods, Wendy. Not only pretty leaves, but so many other interesting textures - berries, fluffy grasses or seed pods, and a very Halloween looking caterpillar!

  7. another beautiful walk-our trees are messed up this year as well many green, some with color some not Happy thursday

  8. Such a beautiful walk, the colors are incredible. Nothing has changed colors yet here and sadly it will be 83ยบ here this weekend. Wooly bears, my favorite caterpillars.

  9. That was a lovely walk, I enjoyed it. Thanks for taking me x

  10. Beautiful fall colours- the sumac particularly.

  11. What a lovely trail to walk ... which I very much enjoyed with your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  12. How big was that wasps' nest?!? The salmon are doing their final spawning run up Spencer Creek. I hope that I'll get a chance to catch them before the end of their run.

  13. You managed to get some great photos on your walk before your phone battery gave up:)

  14. Wow!! I would rather be out walking with that scenery - and that wasp nest is huge!

  15. What a gorgeous walk!!
    I too would have been out there enjoying that beauty.

    Thank you for sharing your beauty with us ♡

  16. OH how I love the pictures you share of your little adventures. You live in such a beautiful place! I love the details of the seed pods opening and the tiny caterpillars (we have them to) and the bee's nest! I love finding those signs of life! Praying you have a beautiful day!


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