PHOTOS: Londoner's weekly moment in time

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DANCING IN THE LIGHT Late-afternoon light just right to eye locust tree pods dancing on mother nature's November stage. BARBARA TAYLOR/LONDON FREE PRESS

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Our local editorial photo aims to draw a smile, evoke a fond memory or perhaps pique curiosity.


THE MORNING AFTER: More wet than wonderful the day before, London’s first snow and autumn’s damp bounty appear to make magic together on the forest floor.


GOOD LOOKING: Port Stanley’s pier provides an inspiring view of the setting sun, no doubt enhanced by cooler November temperatures, a reward for London-area musician Laura Gagnon and “Captain” Martin Antkowiak of Port Stanley Sailing Adventures.


Passersby on the path behind Ironwood Road can be forgiven for peering into these windows and patio to enjoy awesome autumn reflections.


A Springbank Park chipmunk is grateful to Barry for some shelled peanuts it aims to stow away in its winter burrow.


Longwoods Conservation Area is a perfect place to reflect on this year’s gentle approach of autumn with multiple trails and numerous wooden walkways equipped with handrails.


A Halloween skeleton hanging around a Byron home may offer greetings as different as night and day depending on the time and weather of the encounter.


Fields along Southdale Road West provide a colourful nod to autumn’s natural beauty.



A wild mushroom resembling the globe growing in Fanshawe Conservation Area seems to serves as a timely reminder, we’re all in it together.



Autumn has arrived but with the cooler temperatures come brilliant blue skies and vibrant fall foliage. Enjoy!



Great to glimpse a cascade of colours delivered by kayakers on the Thames River in Komoka Provincial Park.



Delightful to discover a future pollinator garden along the Stoney Creek Valley Trail in the city’s north end filled with big beautiful sunflowers among a variety of late-summer blooms.



East London trails are particularly inviting with views of Pottersburg Creek reflecting blue sky, clouds and lush greens.



Delightful to discover a shorn corn cob in a beautifully lit crop growing along Southdale Road in the evening’s golden hour.



Sweet to quietly greet a deer on a summer’s evening stroll in Gibbons Park, and grateful to the kindred-spirit couple who shared the sighting so others could also enjoy.



A pair of mourning doves perch at cloud level likely oblivious to the hundreds of Londoners below in Springbank Park last week.



Awesome to watch a young swimmer challenge strong Lake Huron waves crashing ashore in Pinery Park at sunset.



The Bian family discovers the banks of the Thames River in Komoka Provincial Park a sweet spot to fish and read.



While other young London groundhogs headed home into their hole in the evening, one chose to linger and offer a sweet greeting when mom returned.



With a little imagination, a thistle appears to acclaim the setting sun dipping beneath a west London field.



Stripes suddenly appear on an already beautiful horse grazing at stables west of London during a late-spring golden hour.



Young raccoons make their way down from a tree in Springbank Park drawing a gaggle of human admirers as well as some much less fond of the adult raccoons destructive behaviour.



The precision of Fanshawe Dam, built almost 70 years ago, is highlighted during a golden spring sunset. The dam is located on North Thames River on the eastern edge of London.



Always a sweet sign of spring to spot individual trilliums growing in the woods. All the better to eye a cluster of Ontario’s provincial flowers along Colonel Talbot Road.



Boler Mountain’s ski season was short but the skyline remains uplifting, last week enhanced by a supermoon.



Backlit by the early evening golden hour blackbirds rise from feasting on leftovers in last year’s cornfield near Wickerson Road.



Tall dark pine tree trunks topped off with golden curls an eye-opener on an early spring evening along the Tamarack Trail in Fanshawe Conservation Area.



Always interesting to observe the variety of ducks milling together along the Thames River in Greenway Park including this Muscovy duck shadowed by a Mallard preening its feathers.



Mother Nature’s golden-hour light touch transforms Dingman’s Creek into a swirling piece of art.



Skittish and speedy, wild turkeys are often difficult to photograph so catching up with a pair in the late-afternoon golden hour in west London, a good reason to give thanks.



Barely visible when enveloped by vegetation in other seasons, Lambeth’s snow-covered creek, enhanced by shadows on a bright winter day, is simply beautiful.



Pine tree needle clusters stuffed with snow from an overnight storm are a morning glory but soon melted by the sun.



Beautifully bathed in the late-afternoon sun, a ploughed cornfield off Baseline Road West gives the coming sunset a run for its money.



No doubt these Canada Geese know exactly where they are headed, beautifully lit by the late-afternoon sun in Springbank Park.



A gentle breeze prompts a cheerful wave from ornamental grass in the city’s west end on a welcome blue sky day.



Heron seems to have pond to itself as it quietly surveys the area for unseen edibles.



Sweet to meet a deer along London’s Terry Fox Parkway in Greenway Park enjoying a taste of autumn.



Busy time of year for squirrels stocking up for winter, including this one beautifully backdropped by autumn leaves in Gibbons Park.



Fun to catch the sunlit autumn dance of a water spout in London’s rose garden pond.



White anemone flowers are still providing beautiful blooms that are especially eye-catching when backlit by the soon-to-set sun in London’s Rose Garden at Wonderland Road and Springbank Drive.



The Thames River reflects autumn’s colourful bounty as it edges around the city’s popular four-season Springbank Park.



Yes, the beauty of blooms still inspiring happiness through turbulent times. Cheers to local markets. Happy Thanksgiving Londoners!



Wonderful to watch a heron glide into what appears to be a watercolour painting at a London pond last week.



Late afternoon sunrays pour in between wooden spikes surrounding Ska-Nah-Doht Village in Longwoods Conservation Area. The longhouse village recreates a 1,000-year-old native settlement and is open to the public.

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