2013/10/26

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.

Arboretum
A peaceful place to settle one's mind.

 Sugar maple (Acer saccharum)
Golden maple leaves.

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


Golden scenery


Admiring this tall maple tree.

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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.

Destination

Continuation
The sky cleared and then brought light to my image.

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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.

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I like photographing signs, if you can't tell already.

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I thought I was seeing snow peas on trees.

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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.

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Unknown purple berries. [Edit: It is probably Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica), given the Arboretum's official Flickr also posted a similar plant.] 

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Unknown red berries.

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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).

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Sign.

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)

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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.

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Path

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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.

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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.

2 comments:

Sara Rall said...

Your purple berries might be Beauty Bush.

PSYL said...

Thank you, Sara.

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