one last post before i head east, chasing the hurricane (just kidding), driving my youngest out to university in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am hoping we will have some ocean beach time and I have heard that the beach combing is best after a storm:)
I just realized I am sharing some of my favorite habitats in ontario with you this week. The amazing thing is that I can find almost all of them within an hour or two drive from my home. Today I am featuring an area we discovered on the weekend where we imagined if we had been there at sunrise or sunset the moose would have been munching on moose moss ( aka dr suess , thidwick the bighearted moose) and another area the artist monet would certainly have found inspiring that my daughter nick named frog town.
i call these plant studded logs, floating gardens.
Especially if the bog was as magical as the one my daughter, tamara and I found on the weekend. It was the cotton grass in full bloom that made it look like something right out of a fairy tale book. Funny how I was not the only one exploring bogs on the weekend.
I added the spider bit to the title just incase you are not a big fan of these eight legged marvels. I got up close and personal with a few different spiders this weekend , thankfully, all outdoors. They are so beautiful once you get to know them and one of them below even looks like he could be a cartoon character. ( he made me laugh). Yet , if you are too fearful, focus on the natural macro scenery which was also spectacular or just skip this post entirely. I don't mind. I promise there will be cuter creatures from the weekend in some future posts.
My daughter and I saw a place where they were carving totem poles and wondered if there has ever been a totem pole carved with a spider on it. If you know of one, please do let me know.
I have noticed that my most recent natural dyed crochet covered stones and bamboo pebbles are reflecting the change in light and air that come with august in ontario. This week I can say summer is starting to slowly wave goodbye.