Monday, September 5, 2011

The Pond Hike - Our World Tuesday/ABC Wednesday (H)

We live in an urban setting, a city of about 360,000. Luckily we live in Pond Mills, a suburb that includes the Westminister/ Pond Mills Environmentally Significant Area, which is  also a class 1 Provincially Significant Wetland (no one can bulldoze it and build houses). The ESA is significant for its size and for its great variety of natural habitats. There are six major ponds and a number of smaller ones scattered throughout the forests, wetlands and marsh.

My daughter, granddaughter and I often hike there. It's all about 2 blocks from our house.

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The boardwalk through the marshy area

Through the forest

Spettigue Pond


Lots of frogs

The frog whisperer

This post is my first to the new meme OUR WORLD TUESDAY


This meme is the second generation of My World Tuesday, which was founded by Klaus Peter of Florida three years ago and which published faithfully every Monday until Klaus's passing.he We honor his memory and each other by continuing this meme.

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35 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a fun, delightful look at your world, Karen! Beautiful place and fantastic captures for the day! And the frog whisperer is adorable! Hope you have a lovely week! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ellie said...

This looks like a wonderful place to go for a walk. I'll bet it is lovely and peaceful. Thanks for sharing.

aka Penelope said...

What a treasure you have just two blocks away, Karen. The “frog whisperer” is obviously enjoying the healthy environment. :)

Carver said...

What a beautiful place to walk and explore with your grandchildren. Great shots!

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the wetland and ponds.

Life Ramblings said...

that looks like a wonderful place to spend the day. the frog whisperer is so pretty. great photoss.

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful area to explore and enjoy nature.

Kim, USA said...

OMG that thing that frog is seating on is a snake skin ^_^ ekkkkkk!!!

Pitcher Plant

forgetmenot said...

Hi Karen, How lucky are you!!!! What a great place to live close to. Great pics--and what an adorable "frog whisperer" you have there. Have a lovely week. Mickie :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of place, very picturesque.

Marion said...

How lucky you are with such a family and living in such a nice area. Great captures and thank you so much for sharing!
Best regards,
marion
http://leven-marion.blogspot.com/

Ebie said...

Hahaha, lots of frogs, must be a sweeet harmony if they croak together!

Lovely weather with those clouds reflecting on the water!

Dimple said...

Lovely place, how fortunate that you live close, and that it's protected!

Lew said...

It is nice that the ponds, trees, trails and little critters are being preserved! And will be there for the frog whisper's children.

Anthony Samson said...

Lovely place, love that boardwalk... beautiful photos

Samson's Photoblog

Lucka said...

Very picturesque place. I love the 3rd image with beautiful sky reflection

Joop Zand said...

It's a very nice place for a walk Karen, lovely pictures you have made....that little girl look pretty.

greetings, Joop

Arija said...

What a lovely spot to go to as tri-generation nature lovers. Great with the walkways over the marshy areas and lovely trails through the woods.

Gattina said...

I love the little frog and the frog whisperer ! Beautiful pictures from your world !

eileeninmd said...

Hi Karen, what a great place and wonderful that you live so close by. The frog whisperer is cute. Great photos.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - frogs! Vital part of any childhood!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Romina said...

What a wonderful photo of your world, the scene were beautiful, like the frog photo as well.

ladyfi said...

Welcome to Our World!

Loved this boardwalk - so pretty - just like your frog whisperer!

stardust said...

How lucky you are to have such a nice place nearby. Forest, marsh, pond... everything looks soothing. Your granddaughter is so lovely.

Sivinden said...

What a wonderful place to live! Beautiful pictures.

Indrani said...

Great place for a wonderful outing, lot of photo opportunities too.

Ms. Becky said...

I would frequent this place a lot if I lived near it. I love that boardwalk. you're blessed to live there, and it must be nice that you live in a country where the environment is loved, respected, and preserved for future generations. I wish I could say that about my own country. these are lovely shots. happy day to you Karen.

Twiggy said...

What a beautiful place you're showing!

Debbie said...

so awesome you have such a beautiful place to walk, so close to home!! great captures!!

Roger Owen Green said...

Nice HIKING area.

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

NatureFootstep said...

I love plaaces like this. Thank´s for sharing. :)

helenmac said...

A hiking holiday so close to home! WOW! the place and your photos!
HelenMac
ABC Team

Francisca said...

What a heavenly place for a hike, and your frog whisperer is radiant.

Meryl said...

Beautiful shots. LL a place I"d love to sped some time walking/musing through. Love the frog shot and what a beautiful young lady...

Explorerminded said...

how fun! love the outdoors...:)