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Swansea

Spring 2015-13Swansea is a neighbourhood in the City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, bounded on the west by the Humber River, on the north by Bloor Street, on the east by High Park where Grenadier Pond is located and on the south by Lake Ontario. Surrounded by the river, ponds and lakes it attracts a lot of waterfowl. Swans give a special beauty and appeal of this place and attract many visitors to admire them.
Spring is interesting time to observe courtship and the appearance of offspring. Swans do it nicely. They carefully treat their companions, protect them from encroachment of uninvited guests and take care of their offspring.
Swans is one of Swansea hallmarks.


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Here Comes the Sun

Sunrise on the Lake Ontario


Sunday, March 2

Humber River under the ice

Humber River

 

Snow silence

Snowscape

Grass under the snow

Snow cap

Lakeshore road

Bench

The rest of tree

Trunk

Bridge on Humber River

White Bridge

 

On the Lake Bank

Lake Ontario

Building in the mirror

Reflection

 

 


The last autumn breath

The third day of November was the usual partly cloudy and sunny day in Toronto. There were no rain and wind. But it was the last chance to see the fall colour. Next day rain and wind washed all that beauty out. Now we have mostly grey and rainy November days. The nature is waiting for the white winter attire. My daily companion iPhone helped to save this day for your review.

The first picture is the Grenadier Pond  with the reflection of the High Park trees in it.

Autumn ColourThe berries on the bush is only treat for birds for now.

Fall HarvestAutumn trees and bushes are looking at themselves in the pond water mirror.

Autumn paletteOnly some of Maple trees still are looking gorgeous in the red decoration.

Bloody ColourHowever most of them are almost bald.

Almost BaldOaks are red as well but not all of them. Oaks are stronger than maples and save their leave longer on their heads.

Red OakThat Maple is red and yellow and looking like a watercolor painted art under the fall sun.

Red on BlueIt is going to be white and green very soon with the snow and pine tree. Good bye Autumn! Welcome Winter!


Grenadier Pond

High Park in Toronto

Grenadier Pond

At the beginning of March it is still wintry. Officially we are going to meet spring on March 20.

Still winter on the Pond

Ice on the Pond

Sunday, March 3, was cold and grey day. In the morning it was quiet in High Park. The biggest pond in Toronto – Grenadier Pond – is still under the ice. The ice on the pond is still pretty solid, but along the bank it is already soft and full of water like a sponge.

Weak ice

Ice and water

People trying to use the last chance to enjoy skating on the natural skating rink but for the birds it is hard time. They are suffering from cold and lack of food. It is really pity to see them on the ice. That day I met swan’s couple sitting on the cold icy pond surface and warming up themselves. From the faraway it was looking like two small snowdrifts. Swans have hidden their heads under the wings and legs under the body. But then with the close looking I have found feathers motion under the wind. Oh!

Sleepy Swans

Swans and Scater

He is not sleeping

Gentleman on guard

Walking further along the trail I’ve met ducks in the open water. Some of them have painted boring and grey landscape with their green heads, yellow beaks, and orange legs.

Life and food is in the open water

Ducks in the water.

Females and Males

Green and Grey

Ducks on the band of pond

Colour on White

Soon it will be springtime!