Shadow and Light

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All photos taken on July 27, 2021

The walk was the same, but the light and shadow on this day seemed more intense, possibly due to some forest fire smoke in the air.

Entering at Devonian Trail and Tucker’s Field

Bunchberry Tamarack Trail, counter clockwise

The Grove interval shot

The Grove

Heading to the rest stop – the heat has done a real job on all of the new shoots the planters put in. Time will tell if they come back next year.

The Aspen Parkland Trail to Tamarack Trail – you can see the grasses changing colour

Tamarack Trail back to Tucker’s

Tucker’s Field, past the pond and up to the meadow. The pond was almost dry and the trail had 7 foot grass but no marshy parts.

2nd interval shot.

Goldenrod trail

Lunch interval shot

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

21 thoughts on “Shadow and Light

  1. From spring recovery to summer growth and from autumn decline to winter dormancy, documenting how the forest shifts and develops as each season pass is a truly fascinating experience. Thanks for sharing, and have a nice day, Allan. Just after getting my booster shot – thankfully without any of the much-dreaded side effects! Aiva

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    1. It is a pleasure to watch the seasons change. Glad you got your booster shot. They are not being offered here until 6 months and 14 days after our second shot. Hope they tweak it to work better on the Delta. So, we will not be getting ours until December?? We did get our annual flu shot and found it was a higher dose (seniors) and initially, I felt no affects. However, the next day, I had stomach issues and a headache. Happy weekend Aiva. Allan

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    1. I hear you. We know how lucky we are to have this place to walk in during Covid. I imagine Central Park must be quite crowded to try and walk in. Thanks for reading Lyssy. Allan


    1. Thanks for your kind words. When I started the interval shots, I had no idea we would be back there so frequently. I think when I do my last fall post here, I will slim the sequence down to show the stark contrast. Right now, I am working on posts from our Sept/Oct trip to Jasper and the West Coast. Lots to do to keep autumn posts going long into winter. Have a great weekend. Allan

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