The Firefighter

The Firefighter
Successive images of The Firefighter who points to the names of the fallen. These photographs were taken between September 2012 and August 2013.

Viewing the Photographs

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, October 25, 2015

This day had winter encroaching with a chilly breeze. The fall colours have certainly showed on the memorial site. The overcast sky added to the autumn ambiance. As I left I noticed a visitor arrive, take a picture of the firefighter and then go to look at the wall, presumably to find a name.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, October 11, 2015

I intended to us the "fall foliage" theme for the pictures taken on this day. As it turned out, two of the trees on the site have changed the colour of their leaves, sort of. You will see fall colours in these pictures but those trees and bushes live near but not on the site.

The leaves on the easternmost oak tree have turned red. Other plants on the
site have started changing but remain mostly green. The plants with the
brilliant fall foliage that you see in the photographs are not part of
the site's landscaping. A closer look will show them outside the site.

I took this photograph as a reference to check the accuracy of my
identification of these trees. I had identified them as limber pines
using my National Geographic Field Guide to the Trees of North
. At the time the trees had yet to produce cones, which are
a major feature for identifying tree species. I was wrong. I found
an exact match for that cone with the Eastern White Pine. These
three trees are doing extremely well on the site. At maturity they
could be as tall as 40 metres (130 feet).