The Grand River cuts through Kiwanis Park in Kitchener on a rainy Saturday afternoon. City hall is considering declaring part of the park land surplus and selling it to developers.
A dandelion is backlit next to the river in Glen Morris. The name comes from the french dents de lion, or teeth of the lion. Before the flower goes to seed, the edges are jagged, and apparently reminded someone in France of lions teeth.
Under a cement bridge north of Waterloo I found a colony of cliff swallows. These little birds build gourd-shaped nests under bridges, on buildings and, obviously, cliffs. The nests are made of mud and filled with grass to cushion an egg and eventually a chick. Large colonies can have thousands of nests.