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Geese

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September 23, 2017. Back on the Russell Trail today, trying to make the stretch from Vankleek Hill to Rigaud. Th trail was in really bad shape here and eventually I got a flat. Fixed that, but overfilled the tire with compressed gas, and got another flat. I did make it to the end of the Prescott-Russell section; it's just tracks after that, another 20km or so to Rigaud. I called for help as I had no more inner tubes and got a ride back to my car (thanks CAA). Anyhow, these are geese I saw along the way.

Caledonia Springs

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September 22, 2017. Yesterday the CBC meteorologist said we should take today off. So I did, and went cycling between Plantangenet and Vankleek Hill, on the Russell Trail. This is Caledonia Springs, about half way along, which was once the site of one of the best hotels on the CPR. The last hotel in the town closed in 1955.

Asters at Sunset

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September 21, 2017. More work on a paper today. Tough to be inside on such a beautiful day. These are the asters at sunset.

Digging

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September 19, 2017. Finished the Poland paper today. Yay! On the way home, took a detour to find a photo around the outskirts of the town. I've been agonizing over the colour of the sky in my photos. Of course we all love that bright blue. The problem is, the sky itself often isn't bright blue, especially near the ground. This blue is pretty true to the original colour. I will keep tending to it.

Sunflower

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September 18, 2017. One of the sunflowers in the back, viewed as I mowed the lawn in what was almost full darkness.

Monarch

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September 17, 2017. I spent the day working on the Contact North paper. I really wanted to be out cycling, but work takes priority. On the other hand, had I been away, I would have missed this beautiful monarch butterfly in the back yard.

Parasites

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September 15, 2017. Andrea found this. If you look closely, you'll see a caterpillar underneath the white figures of wasp larvae feeding on it. Just a few minutes earlier, it was quite plump (I saw photos). Circle of life.