My presentation took place on Tuesday, and in the afternoon I went the Arboretum again to get some fresh air.
A peaceful place to settle one's mind.
Golden maple leaves.
Once again, Golden-crowned Kinglets prove to be too difficult to photograph.
Admiring this tall maple tree.
At the base with mounds of grass and leaves.
Looking through the Katsura trees. I am currently using this image as my desktop.
The sky cleared and then brought light to my image.
While I was photographing the gate and maple tree, I heard something behind me. It was a Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens).
The red patch behind its head indicates it is a male.
I like photographing signs, if you can't tell already.
I thought I was seeing snow peas on trees.
It turned out to be Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis).
I like the quote in the above sign - "Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with vision is making a positive difference." by Joel Barker.
Unknown purple berries. [Edit: It is probably Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica), given the Arboretum's official Flickr also posted a similar plant.]
Unknown red berries.
Hedge maple (Acer campestre) is such a cute maple with its rounded leaves.
Another interesting maple - Three-flowered Maple (Acer triflorum) with three leaflets (instead of whole leaves).
The trees in this image have golden leaves. But the image was overly golden with sunset, so I turned this image into black and white.
After attending all the presentations (especially the CANPOLIN presentations) on Wednesday, I walked around campus before attending the CANPOLIN final banquet.
Bright red tree outside Bovey building.
On Thursday, my Greyhound bus leaves at 12:30 PM, so after checking out of the hotel in the morning, I paid the Arboretum one last visit. I walked the other trails that I had not been to yet.
Surrounded by water.
Maple leaves floating on the water.
I turned the reflection upside down, and the reflection and floating leaves created an interesting image.
The first wild flower I seen so far in Guelph - Geranium robertianum. Such a hardy flowering plant.
Guelph University students are very fortunate to have such a wonderful arboretum on campus. This was be my final conference of the year, and now it is time to begin planning for the unknown future.