Sunday, June 14, 2009

Day 164: Morgan Arboretum


Day 164: Morgan Arboretum, originally uploaded by susanvg.

Sometimes you just want to escape to the country, to smell the forest and escape the sounds of the city. We went to the Morgan Arboretum at the end of the island, and, though we were still on the Island of Montreal, it was a real rural oasis. The arboretum belongs to McGill and research is carried out there on native species and forest management.

Walking through the woods is a calming activity. We stopped to admire the dragon flies and the black flies stopped to admire us. The vegetation changed as we walked. There were stands of coniferous trees, open meadows, a variety of hardwoods and wild flowers all over the place. This odd-looking structure was in an area with blossoming trees and shrubs.

The country slows you down - an antidote to a busy week.

2 comments:

  1. Nice balance to an otherwise 'rat race' world, right? Hopefully, you can get a chance to do so on a regular basis!

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  2. Very nice. Do you know what this odd looking structure is?

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