Monday, 12 October 2015

Happy Thanksgiving...

"Life is huge! 
Rejoice about the sun, moon, flowers, and sky. 
Rejoice about the food you have to eat. 
Rejoice about the body that houses your spirit. 
Rejoice about the fact that you can be a positive force in the world around you. 
Rejoice about the love that is around you. 
If you want to be happy, commit to making your life one of rejoicing."
- Author Unknown

Saturday, 10 October 2015

I love butterflies ...visited the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory

Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, 
small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. 
And everyone deserves a little sunshine. 
 ~Jeffrey Glassberg

pictures by Gisela Bach 10/2015

Friday, 9 October 2015

Before the rain - vor dem Regen...

Laurel Creek

Laurel Creek Conservation Area

Lichens on pine tree

Thuidiaceae : Thuidium delicatulum - Delicate Fern Moss

Thuidiaceae : Thuidium delicatulum - Delicate Fern Moss

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

For in the true nature of things...

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider,
every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.
Denn in der wahren Natur der Dinge, können wir zu Recht die Auffassung vertreten,
dass jeder grüne Baum, viel herrlicher ist, als wenn er aus Gold und Silber wäre.

- Martin Luther


picture by Gisela H Bach

Monday, 5 October 2015

Autumn at Laurel Creek - leaves are falling

One year has gone by...
I sit quietly, listening to the falling leaves - 
I am lonely - 
The past is fading, things are no longer remembered -
My sleeve is wet with tears.

Friday, 25 September 2015

Hike in a Spectacular Wildlife Habitat...

A few days ago I decided to explore the west coast of Ontario.
Here I discovered the most beautiful and very interesting Hullett Provincial Wildlife Area
a major wetland habitat in southwestern Ontario.
I have visited many parks enjoyed my long walks, the diversity of fauna, flora, fungi and lichens.
When I arrived on a warm and sunny autumn day I fell in love with this area.

I hiked along the 12 km trails and 20 km of dykes tops. 
2200 hectares of mixed terrain, open waters, swamps and marshes providing habitat for birds , 
mammals, reptiles, amphibians and plants. Photographed some wildflowers, forests and marshes. 
When I left to drive back home I knew I'll be back soon.


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Swallowtail butterflies - family of Papilionidae...

Swallowtail butterflies are large, colourful butterflies in the family Papilionidae, and include over 550 species.Though the majority are tropical, members of the family inhabit every continent except Antarctica. The family includes the largest butterflies in the world, the bird wing butterflies of the genus Ornithoptera.
Die Ritterfalter (Papilionidae) sind eine Familie aus der Ordnung der Schmetterlinge. Zu den Ritterfaltern gehören zahlreiche der farbenprächtigsten und beeindruckendsten Arten der Welt, unter ihnen finden sich auch sehr viele große Schmetterlinge.


References: wikipedia
Butterflies and Moths of Nordamerika