Wednesday, May 18, 2022
NatureCase Wood Lot & Living In Aurora Community Thoughts

Case Wood Lot & Living In Aurora Community Thoughts


Case Wood Lot thoughts of mine. Sometimes when driving to school every morning my six year old would be looking out the window and would ask me, ‘why do we have so many signs everywhere’. After I explained why, he would follow with ‘what is a vote?’ Then once he understood what a vote is, he would ask ‘and who are you voting for?

At the school yard, before and after school, once in a while someone would be dragging a sign around. Some even tried to stand one up against a tree, just being a Good Samaritan. But most children do not consider the meaning of election signs as they walk over the fallen ones or have fun punching those standing up simply for the spring back effect. In the case of my six year old who asked valid questions, suddenly he tells you who to vote for because he cannot. The elections signs seemed to have an effect on everyone including children; however, seeing those signs every single day is becoming tiresome.

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing.” ~ Rollo May

Last weekend the Case Wood Lot walk was a planned escape, an escape to connect with nature and to enjoy the walk away from all the names that are calling ‘please please vote for me’. We have many beautiful trails in Aurora and each one of them is different. Case Wood Lot is especially beautiful in the fall filled with all shades of yellows and reds; but that weekend we arrived when shades of green were still dominant. We will be back. We usually walk in to the trail from Henderson Drive and walk around back out to Henderson, but not on that day. We knew that if we crossed the forest we would get to Mclellan Way where we would find Norm Weller Park and find the playground we promised our six year old we would visit.

Case Wood Lot
Case Wood Lot
Case Wood Lot
Case Wood Lot
Case Wood Lot

Perhaps that day I escaped the temporary ugliness of signs painfully poking the grounds of our town but I wasn’t able to escape the thought of the municipal elections. I have been thinking. I have been thinking kind of hard about some of the things. I do appreciate the political engagement during this municipal election, that includes a record high 28 candidates campaigning for 8 Town of Aurora Council seats and 2 candidates for the Mayor seat. However, there are things that I do not appreciate.

Town of Aurora is a beautiful and vibrant community to live in. I know it and it’s a fact; I have been exploring Aurora for over five years constantly. I photographed and blogged about our town and believe it or not I have not seen everything yet. We explored trails, parks, playgrounds, sport arenas, attended events, fairs and ate out in many places in Aurora. Thumbs-up to all and bonus, all near our home.

We don’t have just parkettes in Aurora. We have a lot of fun places and playgrounds for children to come and play. We visited the majority of them, in fact over 30 playgrounds, each a different challenge. Many of them connected to trails or nature paths. We walked trails that connect to sidewalks, boardwalks, playgrounds and dog parks. We have been eating at some great cafés and restaurants around the town of which we learned through word of mouth. It’s not a wish, it’s a reality. It may not be perfect to all but it is to us. The essentials are all here, and while some candidates see it differently, perhaps they should explore the Town of Aurora first.

Anna Lozyk Romeo
Aurora, ON

Latest Blog Posts

Multi-Million Dollar Artificial Turf Partnership

If someone were to ask me to choose between an artificial and a natural turf field, I would definitely...

Who is Going to Pay for Another Partnership?

Someone once raised an interesting question on my Facebook Group. They asked me if I did anything else besides...

Short Boardwalk (Kwik Kopy Trail), Long Story

I should have known that when I was writing a Letter to the Editor of The Auroran that I...

The Knowles Butcher Shop on Fire, June 25th 2021 – Photo Gallery

The so known Knowles Butcher Shop on 9 Wellington Street East is a long-standing building in Aurora, c. 1885....

Church Street School, Construction Site (Photo Gallery)

Photos of Church Street School during the Library Square construction. Photos dated May 22, 2021.

Cineplex Odeon – What Year Was This Photo Taken?

Photo of the Cineplex Odeon in Aurora. What year do you think this photo was taken? Your clues are...

Black Lives Matter Protest in Aurora, In Photos

Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters walking South on Yonge Street, Aurora ON on June 7th, 2020. "Injustice anywhere is a...

Aurora’s Canada Day Parade 2019, Colourful Moments

The Canada Day in Aurora in 2019 as always was enjoyable. The East side of the Yonge Street again...

Canada Day Parade 2018 to Remember by the Scorching Heat Wave

The Canada Day parade in 2018 will be one to remember by the scorching heat wave. We have attended...


Aurora Cultural Services Agreement Approved, Cllr Abel

By Cllr John Abel, Aurora ON. On January 22,...

Town of Aurora Pictures from the Past, Clue – Hardware Store

Aurora Downtown Hardware (formerly Aurora True Value Hardware) owned...

Plain Simple Duck Talk – Do Not Litter

What happened to the Canada Geese? I have noticed...

Boardwalk Views – McKenzie Marsh, St. John’s Sideroad

Boardwalk along St. John's Sideroad. Anna Lozyk RomeoAurora, Ontario

The Lundys and the Petches Same Farming Community

The Lundys and the Petches were in the same...

Aurora Chamber Street Festival 2015, Thousands of People

Thousands of people, millions of footsteps ... Aurora Chamber...

You Might Also LikeRELATED
~ happy reading ~