Showing posts with label Elora. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Elora. Show all posts

Monday, December 8, 2014

Sunday trip to Elora


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
a.k.a. 
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...