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Sunday Stills- 25 and 50 steps (for Oct 30)

I am a day late but wanted to post my Sunday Stills . The challenge is: “Choose a starting spot, walk 25 steps in any direction and take 3 photos. The 25 steps can be outside your home, inside your home, in your neighborhood or away from your neighborhood.
Once your steps have been counted out, you must anchor one foot, you can pivot on that foot but your anchor foot may not move.

We took the dog for a walk on the nature trails. This is where I started the first 25 steps count.

This land and trail is supported by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, The Nature Conservancy of Canada and York Region. The land was donated by the Arnold C Matthew Family.

After 25 steps, the milkweed was right beside me.

There was a pine tree nearby

Sidney had to come back to get me, she does not like to get too far ahead, even when she is off leash.

The challenge continues with : “Choose a starting spot, walk 50 steps, repeat the instructions above. The 50 steps can be in a different direction, a different location or the same as the 25 steps.” I chose a different place, further along the trail.

I started my fifty steps from this point.

I got down low for a shot of Sidney

one lone leaf was caught on a bare branch, waiting for a wind so it can continue its journey to the forest floor. I noticed a lot of pine needles were caught by this same branch.

a few berries, left uneaten, have shrivelled on the vine.

I was enjoying our walk, crunching the leaves as we walked. I took a lot more photos. I found a lot of mushrooms and strange fungus.

my daughter and the dog went on ahead, I am too slow when I have my camera.

this log was white with a strange fungus growth I have never seen.

Anyone want a sugar-coated cookie?

very colourful for fungus

the trail narrowed and the pine trees were very dense on the sides, like a wall.

an old woodshed along the trail. The property has been donated, this is the only building that remains.

Thank you for joining us on our hike in the Nature Preserve. I hope you enjoyed it. There is not many more opportunities to hike before the snow falls.

Milkweed rainbows

I have developed the habit of carrying my camera with me lately. I am glad I had it yesterday when I took the dog for a walk. We were in an open field and I noticed the milkweed.I remember how important it is for the Monarch Butterfly. The sun caught the delicate strands and on closer inspection, I could see the tiny rainbows reflected there. Each seed, so delicate, poised waiting for the slightest breeze to lift it and give it wings.

Delicate tiny rainbows touch the soft strands.

Each seed is ready for the slightest breeze to give it flight.

soft, delicate wings for the seed.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

Raking some of the leaves

It takes teamwork to have fun in the fall

there was lots of laughing in the back yard this afternoon.

The dog however was not amused... she just wanted to play with the frisbee.