Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Toronto trip - Part 2

Having scouted out the area via the Internet before leaving for Toronto, I found the Ernest Thompson Seton Park was not too far away from my hotel. It turned out to be a 50 minute walk and was well worth it. Ernest Thompson Seton was a renowned naturalist, artist and writer and he travelled the ravines of Toronto sketching and observing the wildlife.

Here is a friendly Torontonian that I met during my walk in the park!

Early morning mist.

A Downy Woodpecker along the trail.

One view of the trail.

This photo is rather "busy" but I liked all the patterns and textures of the water and the duck's feathers.

The hot, humid weather and the over-grown vegetation made me feel like I was in the tropics. I was thinking of Egrets when I suddenly spied this Great Blue Heron. It felt magical.

These graffiti messages struck me as poignant and a good use of chalk on concrete.


  1. Everybody gets heron pictures except me! :)

  2. A lovely post! Herons are amazing birds. I don't like most graffiti but fine these acceptable! Flighty xx

  3. Hi AC: Well - wait until part 3 when herons will be featured predominantly!
    Hi Flighty: I agree about graffiti in general but like these (especially for the message and also because they can just be washed off without any damage). :-)