Posted in Canada, Grateful for, History, Nature, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

History in the Rocks (WP Photo Challenge: Texture)

When I saw this weeks theme I knew that I had to share some photos from my favourite Ontario Park.  These are fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years.

Every year I’m intrigued by the textures of the fossils on the rocks. It amazes me that after years centuries of weather, lake, and people these are still here for us to see and touch.

 

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Rock Point Provincial Park

What You’ll Like :

  • Exposed fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years embedded in limestone shelf along the beach
  • Viewing platform above sand dunes
  • 2 km hiking trail
  • 1 km of sandy beach
  • Fall monarch butterfly migration
Posted in Awareness, Canada, Nature, pondering, rebloged

Driftwood ~ Not all that wander are lost.

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Driftwood at Rock Point Provincial Park, Ontario Canada

 

Why driftwood matters.

Post comes from Laura Myers, Senior Park Interpreter of Neys Provincial Park.

Driftwood – it makes a great bench to watch the sunset, a balancing beam to play on, or that perfect element to your photograph.

The whole post can be read HERE 

Ecologically speaking, driftwood is an essential component of beach ecosystems. From the skeleton of an entire tree to a piece of driftwood the size of a pebble, each piece of driftwood provides a benefit to the beach ecosystem.

Driftwood provides stability to the sandy beach environment. With winds and waves, beaches are constantly shifting and experiencing natural disturbance. Like the edges you build around a garden, driftwood helps hold the sand in place and allows plants to take root.

 

Posted in Animals, Canada, Celebrations, Grateful for, History, Me ..a little geeky ;), Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Happy Birthday Canada #Canada150

Some of my favouite photos from my patch of the Canadian quilt ❤

I would be honoured if you linked your favourite photo or memory of Canada.