Good evening fellow flora appreciators!
Hope you all had fab Mondays...or had a Monday as good as a Monday can be.
My day started off with a hike through the lovely forest on Lady Eaton Drumlin, part of Trent University's vast nature areas. It was a bit of a brisk morning in the trees, the sun was warm on the skin but blocked by the canopy. It was also the first morning of the season that I could see wisps of my breath! Like a good Canadian though, I was well armed with my coffee from Tim Hortons' to wake me up and keep me warm.
As an aside, because this is a blog and I can do asides and go off on tangents, Tim Hortons' coffee is a new thing to me. I mean, I had obviously had it before. But it was something that was consumed on roadtrips because there was always a Tim Hortons' along any highway. But prior to living in Peterborough I lived in Toronto and went to my neighborhood coffee joints. I can't even tell you how many blocks away the nearest Tim Hortons' was!
Back to the woods, there were, as expected for September, many varieties of asters in bloom. They are a bit of a challenge to differentiate! Takes more time than other groups of plants because there are so many of them and they can look quite similar. Aside from wildflowers, as predicted after two days of rain there were mushrooms sprouting up.
The hike was a good way to start the day before getting back to the grind of classes. Helped wake me up and get me in the right frame of mind to be ready for six hours of classes...and I think that it is quickly going to become a routine as I plan on doing the same thing again tomorrow!