“Who will bear witness to these small islands and oases of wildness as land is divided and sold to become strip malls, housing developments,and parking lots? What happens to the natural history here? We must bear witness.”
― Joni L. James
The sky yesterday was unbelievable. I had a brief errand to run which put me on the road towards Uxbridge, Ontario. From my window, this scene unfolded and I had to stop to capture it, to bear witness to this ‘oasis’, literally, on the outskirts of local development. All too soon these places will be mere memories.
Cold winds blew thin clouds in from the north and many trees had dropped their leaves already, but what remained was gorgeous! The sun bathed the rolling farm fields in a warm light that contradicted the cold wind and set the distant treeline ablaze with yellow light. I’m so happy I had my camera with me and was able to do the image justice. I can almost see the clouds drifting across the scene.
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD @ 70 mm
1/160 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200
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The land in this area is being swallowed up by development at an alarming rate. We are having to drive further and further out to find open green spaces. Scenes like this photo are why I make the effort.
This is right next to an estate community.
very sad when wilderness and farmland is turned into urban sprawl. I hope I leave this earth before I see it happen in the Cowichan Valley.