The distance from Waterloo to Elora is 30 km.
Love to explore my new surroundings and this time I drove to Elora. This small town has a wonderful, spectacular conservation area including the well known Elora Gorge with it's limestone cliffs. Hiking through the Elora Gorge is a must for everyone visiting Elora.
I walked along the Grand River covered with ice patches, enjoyed the blue sky and sunshine on a lovely December day.
Here are my first pictures..
Shown in my pictures : Japanese Barberry,
Barberry, Berberry, Thunberg’s barberry, named after Carl Thunberg,
a Swedish naturalist and student of Carolus Linnaeus.
Japanese barberry is very invasive in North America.
There is something infinitely healing
in the repeated refrains of nature--
the assurance that dawn comes after night...