We walk along the boardwalk in Summerside often but I never find it boring. There is always something different to see, from the animals, to the activity in the harbour, the vegetation, the changing season or the people. In addition, I always notice the trees against the background of sea and sky, an ever changing palette to a constant vigil.
This juniper tree is weathered by the harsh conditions along the coastline, with only a few needles left on the leeward side to turn colour in autumn. The tree has a great view of the Indian Head Lighthouse and the boat traffic in the harbour. The sky makes a huge difference to the look of this tree.
On a sunny day with intermittent cloud, a hint of autumn colour on land contrasts to the diamond sparkles on the water.
This mainly grey background provides a silhouette of all the vegetation.
With storm clouds in the sky, the sun breaks through in the distance. As in the Leonard Cohen song, Anthem, “That’s how the light gets in.”
On a grey sky day, at low tide and in rough seas, every twig of the tree is visible.
Taken from another angle, the beauty of the misshapen juniper doesn’t stand out as much amid the other trees.
I wonder what is new along the boardwalk today?