Nature Walk

Old School House Window

The rain stopped last night and the sun came out today while we busied ourselves with chores around Phaeton Place.  It’s supposed to be sunny on Wednesday as well which should give us enough time to finish stowing all our gear including our wheel covers, mats, etc.  Hoping we’ll be able to stow them dry for the trip south.  There is nothing worse than having to stow wet gear.  Daytime temps seem to be staying in the 50sF but Wednesday is to get up to 65F which is positively balmy compared to recent days.  Must think positive……Florida is only two weeks away now!

Fall Colours

We did manage to get out for a drive this afternoon while the sun was out and explored Waterloo Park in downtown Waterloo with Teddy in tow.  He enjoyed the chance to get out and chase after squirrels.  Pretty sure he wouldn’t know what to do if he ever caught one, but it is the thrill of the chase for him.  It’s very funny to watch him actually stalk his prey.  We encountered a few swans in a small pond at Waterloo Park.  Teddy got close to them but thought better of it when one of them hissed at him.  He’s so brave!

Today’s first photograph is one of the window’s in a old period school house in Waterloo Park that dates back to about 1840.  A workman was restoring part of the roof line which had been damaged by squirrels over time.  This window caught my eye along with the detail in the old lumber siding.  If you look carefully inside the reflection of the second window within the main window, you can see the red brake light on the cap of the workman’s pick up truck.  The second photo was taken at Laurel Creek Conservation Nature Centre just down the street from Green Acre Park.  Lots of fall colours to see against a nice blue sky.

The staff at Green Acre Park is in full fall clean up mode.  Lots of park models being winterized and sealed up until next spring.  Leaves are being collected for mulch.  Several of the rental trailers across from us are being swapped out for brand new park models.  The old trailers will be sold off in due course.  Surprisingly, the park is still pretty busy with RVs.  Most of the pull through sites near the office are full with rigs.  Pretty well all the seasonal sites are still occupied but most people will be out by the end of October.  Our plan is to head for McPhail’s in Harriston on Oct 25th for what I hope will be a quick install of our new transfer switch.  We’ll spend a couple of days with family in Hanover before pushing east towards Kingston, ON and then will start our trek south on November 1st.