Today we had several heavy rains – welcome relief for the garden. While we were in Utah last week, we had several “sun showers”. Heavy downpour, heavy sunshine. Loved it!
Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads –Marianne Moore
Why is it that tulips can’t last all summer long????
With all this hot weather, it’s a thought to look at photos from the winter to help us keep cool, even for just a moment!
On Friday, I was out cycling and was surprised to see a yellow finch. I don’t recall ever seeing one in the city, and this one was right near an off-ramp of a major highway. Go figure. Seeing the finch reminded me of some shots from last summer at the cottage.
Yup – I got the call and my camera is repaired! I walked outside this morning and was able to take photos of some of the flowers that have been awaiting their time in the spotlight. It is a windy morning, so macro shots are a bit tougher….. not thrilled with the results, but thrilled […]
The actaea pachypoda is a herbaceous perennial plant with white flowers and fruits (shown above) that resemble doll’s eyes – hence the common name. I took this shot at the Koffler Scientific Resere, north of Toronto, while helping my son collect ants two summers ago. Right now, Kyle is in Peru, collecting ants and doing other […]
This museum has history dating back to 1856. The first hall was to display artifacts for the Geological Survey of Canada, although it originally was situated in Montreal, it is now in Gatineau, Quebec (across the river from Ottawa). I highly recommend this museum for anyone, but especially for families. This is from the Grand Hall – […]
Water is the driving force of all nature – Leonardo da Vinci The sunsets at the cottage this weekend were amazing, even on a point and shoot! Please read the post on my writing blog, The Great Bear Rainforest, about the fight against the Enbridge Gateway Pipeline in B.C. which would deeply change the waterways […]
I recently took a four-day trip to one of my favourite places: Ottawa. I don’t know what it is about this city, but I really find it wonderful. I love Canadian history, so that probably helps. One adventure took me to see the changing of the guard, both at a war memorial near Parliament Hill and […]