Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fall Colors Thanksgiving Port Credit Ontario

Perfect weather -- more like summer than fall -- on this Thanksgiving weekend here in Port Credit (Mississauga) Ontario. And since we were dog-sitting Heinz the Rottweiler puppy for the day, we simply had to take him for a walk along the Waterfront Trail.

Fall color Rhododendron Gardens Park
The trees in the Gardens are just starting to take on their Fall colors, here along Lake Ontario. The color changes show best in bright sunshine, and just after noon, there was ample.

New views of Lake Ontario
Thanks to the weed-pulling and brush cutting efforts of Rhododendron Gardens volunteers, notably David the chief weed-whacker, new views of Lake Ontario have been opened up from the Waterfront Trail. Along the top of the bank, new daylily plantings promise a good show next summer.

Waterfront Trail Trees
One lone red orange tree commands attention among the lush greenery.

Fall's glory along Lake Ontario
In a few more days, barring any rain and wind storms, most of the trees should be wearing their fall colors. See how quickly the weather and leaves can change: Thursday's pictures Port Credit.

Heinz the Rottweiler gets his first look at Lake Ontario waves
While he loves the water, to the point of frolicking with his water dish, Heinz (named for the varieties he represents in the canine world) wasn't too sure what the noise and waves were all about. He managed to get his feet and nose wet, but then scampered off to explore the underbrush.

I shot a short (19 second) video of Heinz romping in the creek. (See YouTube if video not displaying below)