Armchair photo tours: Jumbo the Elephant Memorial in St. Thomas, Ontario

Photos by Cheryl Landes Jumbo, a 12-foot-tall African elephant weighing seven tons, was captured in Africa and brought to the London Zoological Gardens. In 1882, P.T. Barnum bought Jumbo from the zoo, and he became the biggest star of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. At 9:30 p.m. on September 15, 1885, Jumbo's trainer, Matthew Scott, … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: Jumbo the Elephant Memorial in St. Thomas, Ontario

Armchair photo tours: The Arboretum at the University of Guelph

Photos by Cheryl Landes The Arboretum is a 400-acre green space adjacent to the main University of Guelph (pronounced "Gwelf"*) campus with gardens, woods, wetlands, and meadows. Nature trails wind through these habitats for exploration and enjoyment.   When I visited The Arboretum, the lilacs were in full bloom. The fragrance filled the air.   … Continue reading Armchair photo tours: The Arboretum at the University of Guelph