It’s that time of year again. Travel on this road in the Uplands neighbourhood is always a bit dark due to the avenue of large trees overhead. On Saturday after photographing the cairn at Loon Bay I drove up here on my way to Bowker Creek and was struck by this tree. It was glowing in the front yard, even though the sky was heavily overcast with uninspiring light. I imagine it to be quite spectacular in sunlight.
I am pretty sure this was on Lansdowne Road, though the sinuous street layout in this area always leaves me a bit lost. The Uplands neighbourhood was designed by American architect John Olmsted who, with his father and brother, left indelible fingerprints across the North American landscape in many important ways, some of which have become icons of American culture.