For the past couple of months we have undergone two major renovations in our home: kitchen and master bathroom. For most of that time I have been house-bound dealing with our contractor and his sub-trades. We are 99% complete and I am finally getting back to my normal routines which include walking and photography.
This morning I enjoyed a long overdue walk in the Lower Don Valley. I drove over to Beechwood Drive and parked my car near the Toronto Police Dog Services building.
As I was getting my photo gear together a man and woman with two dogs noticed my camera gear and said that they had just seen two deer on the Crothers Woods loop. I thanked them and immediately changed lenses from my 16-85 to the 70-200. I figured if I was lucky enough to see them then I would need the extra focal length to capture them if they were deep in the woods.
I haven’t been to the Lower Don in quite some time and was disappointed to see quite a bit of construction going on. Enbridge is doing some excavation and there was a great deal of sand, dust and gravel on my way to the trail.
This sign is new and improved since it now shows all the trails that branch away from the main Crothers Woods loop. A pdf can be found at this link.
There were lots of bees doing their thing and thankfully no mosquitoes. I was prepared for them since I wore a long-sleeve shirt, long pants and socks and shoes. Mosquitoes seem to love me and I even had my Off Clip-On just in case.
Here is a link to today’s walkabout. I did the Crothers Woods loop twice in the hope of seeing the deer but I had no luck today. Another person I met said the deer are regular visitors to that area so I will be back and try to photograph them another day.