17 06, 2018

The Town Toad

2018-06-17T11:08:28+00:00 Sunday, June 17, 2018|

Mr Toad There are nine species of frogs in Quebec and just one toad, but it's the toads that we see most frequently. Very handsome little chaps. EXIF data Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND [...]

11 06, 2018

White Iris sibirica

2018-06-11T14:01:27+00:00 Monday, June 11, 2018|

A few weeks ago we had gorgeous blue version of this Iris species and now that June is here the taller white one appears ... Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … [...]

8 06, 2018

Rowan at Sunset

2018-06-08T17:52:12+00:00 Friday, June 8, 2018|

A backlit leaf of a Rowan tree in early evening as the sun goes down  Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to [...]

6 06, 2018

Misty Morning at Kenauk

2018-06-06T13:59:48+00:00 Wednesday, June 6, 2018|

Entrance to Lac Hidden Every now and again I am going to post a photograph "from the archives". This was taken in 2011 from the dock of a cabin we rented every September at Kenauk for a few days fishing, birding, botanising, lazing. We haven't been for two or three years after an unbroken [...]

2 06, 2018

Finally – June in the Garden

2018-06-03T11:20:58+00:00 Saturday, June 2, 2018|

All months are nice in the garden, but June has to be one of the best for sheer variety. Here are a few flowers we are enjoying as the month begins. Anemone canadensis Viburnum trilobum Spirea (Bridal Wreath flower) Molly's Dell Reliable Iris ... [...]

31 05, 2018

Anemone canadensis

2018-05-31T14:38:35+00:00 Thursday, May 31, 2018|

Anemone canadensis From a small garden group of this delightful native flowering plant Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5 CA) License … which really just means that you are very welcome to share and [...]

29 05, 2018

An English Field

2018-05-29T13:54:17+00:00 Tuesday, May 29, 2018|

When we were in England a few weeks ago we chanced upon this quintessentially English field ... on a hot and sunny spring day. The field had cows, it had Crows and Magpies and swathes of assorted small, yellow spring flowers (not all of which were dandelions). For the most part the hedgerows had [...]

26 05, 2018

Just Some Garden Images from the Week

2018-05-26T17:54:29+00:00 Saturday, May 26, 2018|

Apart from the fact that the days are warming up and we have had some heavy rain mixed with bright sunny days the main thing to note is that everything is growing like billy-o and the birds are enjoying their time spent in the garden. Lilacs Mostly Dogwoods Magnolia [...]

19 05, 2018

Garden Birds in May

2018-05-20T10:31:37+00:00 Saturday, May 19, 2018|

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak first seen the week before stuck around for several days, coming several times to the feeders and to take a bath in the pond. Mammals were active with a baby rabbit appearing (nibble those dandelions young rabbit, earn your keep) and a skunk wombled through one evening, moving just fast enough [...]