This Red Squirrel was asleep on a branch for several minutes before I decided to get close enough for a good photo. Its sixth sense made it open its eye to check me out, however, and it did not move until I got my photo ... very cooperative. While putting this blog together, I happened to come across the photo below by Lindsay Trostle. She took this photograph at Norway Lake, Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario. I did not know that red squirrels were swimmers. Perfect photo Lindsay.
This large herd of cows and calves is located just north of the 15th Sideroad in King. I counted 11 calves, including the one pictured below very shortly after it was born. Some afterbirth is still evident on both mum and baby.
I usually visit the larger cemeteries in King Township every six months or so, to see if anything new presents itself that I think may be interesting in this space. My latest discovery was the very large stone monument, pictured above, with the name Hancock engraved on it. It has been constructed to serve as a bench, presumably for anyone visiting the cemetery. There is a regular Hancock gravestone nearby. Below are two other photos I took. The one immediately below, shows one of the massive, towering spruce trees, that appears to be close to 30 metres, or more, tall. The non-denominational cemetery was established in 1890, with the first burial taking place in the following year. It wouldn't surprise me to discover that today's towering spruce trees were planted 120 to 130 years ago.
As is the case in most cemeteries, grave markers come in all shapes and sizes and designs. The unusual, metal one above caught my eye on the western edge of the 6.6 acre burial ground property.