Guelph University & The Arboretum - Part 2

It was rainy and cold on Monday, so I attended the conference throughout the day.

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.

 Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Golden maple leaves.

Once again, Golden-crowned Kinglets prove to be too difficult to photograph.

Golden scenery

Admiring this tall maple tree.

At the base with mounds of grass and leaves.

Wandering Path
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).

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.

Three-flowered Maple (Acer triflorum)
Another interesting maple - Three-flowered Maple (Acer triflorum) with three leaflets (instead of whole leaves).


Arboretum in B&W
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.

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)

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.

Fallen maple
Maple leaves floating on the water.

Maple reflection
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.

Looking Up
Looking up.

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.


Sara Rall said...

Your purple berries might be Beauty Bush.

PSYL said...

Thank you, Sara.

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