Blog /the trees will speak to you, if you'll listen

October 30, 2005 16:22 +0000  |  Miscellaneous 11

i finally found time to wander about high park with norah (noreen named my camera). it's hard to explain, but for pagany-types, the title of this post doesn't seem absurd. on the contrary, it comes across as common knowledge. trees, like all things on the planet are just alive in a different way than you and i, but they experience the world just like the rest of us. i spent some quality time with the trees yesterday and tried to remind myself that there's something beyond concrete in this city.

i give you, a toronto high park autumn in pictures:

a tree
a pretty tree on the lake with the leaves blowing around.
a bridge over a lagoon
this ornate bridge is somewhere in the middle of the park partitioning two ponds. a few dogs even went for a swim in there while i was around taking pictures.
a tree
this was just too pretty.
a squirrel
is it just me, or does this guy look just a little too vicious?
a tree
what a squirrel might see.
a tree
i love playing with my macro feature. this is the same tree from just about 1 metre away.
a tree
it's almost as if the wind blew off half the tree...
a ladybug
doesn't he look sad? ladybugs are everywhere this time of year (they're like autumn mosquito's in terms of their abundance. but this one had somehow dented his shell.
a tree
this was probably shot from the ground. have i mentioned how much i love the fact that my camera has that rotatable lcd?
no autumn shoot is complete without a macro shot of some orange and red leaves.

i took a lot more, (about 150) but these are my favourites. once my imager is rebuilt, you can see the whole lot of them if you like.


30 Oct 2005, 9:55 p.m.  | 

love the photos. am waiting for your imager to be repaired...

31 Oct 2005, 3:21 a.m.  | 

it's not broken, in fact, it's still here, it's just that i wrote the code for it so long ago, i don't want to use it anymore and have committed myself to rebuilding it to operate with this site (i was tired of maintaining three sites). it'll be ready soon though. as soon as i'm finished with this side project for that movie.

31 Oct 2005, 8:29 p.m.  | 

Yay for trees.
I especially like the first tree. It seems to be posing for you. Vogue! :D

Boo to lady bugs.
Those things scare me now. Maybe it has a dent because it snuck up on someone and bit them! x-<

? for squirrels. That little bugger does look nefarious. I think it's his nose, maybe he got in a squirrel fight oooor joined a squirrel fight club. :D

31 Oct 2005, 8:32 p.m.  | 

the squirrel kinda freaked me out. while every other creature in the park (other squirrels included) seemed to be keeping it's distance from me, this one saw me for a ways off and came right at me. he hopped up to about 3metres away, then 1metre, circled, looked me square in the eye and let me take a picture and then i walked away... slowly

1 Nov 2005, 4:42 a.m.  | 

err... ladybugs don't bite..

squirrel probably thought you had food. the ones at ubc do that.

1 Nov 2005, 1:25 p.m.  | 

um.. i don' think she was being serious about the ladybugs dude. they are kinda scary though. at this time of year they're everywhere, like wannabe swarms.

1 Nov 2005, 2:53 p.m.  | 

Ladybugs do bite (orange ones will attack you for no apparent reason). Red are harmless and brown depends on their mood. And the squirrel was hoping for pot or coke, that's all

2 Nov 2005, 8:16 p.m.  | 

meh, i still like ladybugs... :P

3 Nov 2005, 7:50 p.m.  | 

I like the ladybugs too, but not when they all are attack-y with the bites. :( That squirrel was probably undressing you with his eyes. Some squirrels are very pervy. :D That's weirder than usual for me to speak of but there's a story I shall recount some other time. hi noreen * poke* *poke*

4 Nov 2005, 9:10 a.m.  | 

Hi Kelly! *pokes back* :)
now i wanna hear the pervy squirrel story! tell tell. :D

6 Nov 2005, 7:10 p.m.  | 

It was a warm spring day and I jhad just got out of the shower and was in my usual hurry, being my usual late self. In my mother's room I had clothes on the ironing boardready to be... well, ironed. I took off my towel and began ironning them when I noticed this odd typewriting noise and I couldn't figure out where itt was coming from or what I t was, until... I noticed a squirrel staring and me and nekkidness, and kept on staring after I noticed it and we had met eyes. Unlike most squirrels who run off when humans look at them. This one kept staring and making those weird typewriting nnoises and shfting it's little squirrel hands, like Mr. Burns, as it stared. And I stared. And it stared. And we continued like that for a good 20 seconds, before I got freaked out and ran away.

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