Suddenly Awaken To Smell The Flowers Or May Be Not, Copland Park

Suddenly Awaken To Smell The Flowers Or May Be Not, Copland Park

Sure enough summer will be over. I wouldn’t be thinking about the summer end yet but the other day I was passing by the clothing area at the Superstore and they had a shelf full of winter gloves on display. Are they saying that we will have an early winter? Who needs Wiarton Willie then?

So yes I was suddenly awaken by the pile of gloves, glad not enlightened by them and Wiarton Willie seems useless when awaken right now. But really summer is ending – days are getting shorter and much cooler. Perhaps we should slow down a bit and still enjoy the rest of the summer and what’s left. Perhaps there is still a time to stop and smell the flowers.

Beetle on the flower, Copland Park, Aurora Heights Drive

If you look around there are plenty of blooming flowers in the open fields around Aurora. The reality is that you don’t want to smell the flowers. For the second time I was suddenly awaken when I looked at some of my macro shots of a beetle on the flower.

Back in June we went for a hike at the Copland Park trail system off Aurora Heights Drive. It was a very nice walk through the forest. Not sure if I want to call it a forest, may be a trail path between subdivisions and surrounded by trees is a proper explanation. We could actually hear people talking at their backyards.

Now back to the beetle on the photo. The beetle hovering on the flower is no more than 5 mm in length, body and the nose or whatever you want to call that think attached to his head. The insect beside him is approximately one fifth of the beetle. That means that this small insect is only 1 mm in length. So this is why you don’t want to smell any kind of flower. Just the things you will be inhaling in addition to pollen.

Oh sometimes those sudden awakenings are not in my favor. All my life I been smelling flowers and I now may have to hold myself back.

About the Author

Anna Lozyk Romeo

I am living in Aurora and this is my photo journal blog. A picture says 1000 words - but not always, so I write. You don't have to travel 1000 miles to find a treasure - all I have to do is zoom through my lens and I will find it for you here in Aurora.


  1. That is why I never smell flowers.

    Hey Anna,

    The picture is absolutely gorgeous.
    I am looking at a drawing authored by Matthew: he is into superman now, eh? So cute.

    Just enjoy the rest of your summer and forget about the signs of fall for now.


  2. Max, thanks, yes we are, still beautiful weather, sometimes too hot, lol.
    Always glad to see you here, Anna :)