Winterfest Baie-D'Urfé There is a small family winter events day in the town today - and they have imported a Calèche to take trips around the snowy roads.
We have made a small change to the home page of the Journal (http://sparroworks.ca/journal/) to bring the look more in-line with modern design styles ... and, let's be honest, to see if we could manage the techie stuff. Three randomly presented full-screen banner images and parallax page scrolling (not on mobiles) are what it [...]
The Weekly Views ... a selection of our favourite photographs from the past seven days About this weeks views ...
A few images from the past seven days ... and that's all (Click any thumbnail below to see images at full size) ** There is no journal entry from the wildlife garden this week ... too much snow, too much winter, not much new to tell you about. Normal service will be resumed before [...]
Really this has been a dreadful week for the gardening-inclined. On Monday we had beautiful deep and fluffy snow and temperatures down in the minus-twenties. Nice to look at and the sky was blue but not gardening weather beyond getting out the shovel and digging paths through the snow to clear access to the [...]
(1) The value of wildlife gardens And so we come to a new gardening year and more opportunities for making our own small or large home patches welcoming to wildlife. We will get to what has been happening in this garden shortly (snow mostly ) but it’s an opportune time for us to pause [...]
A Good Year Thus we come to the end of another year of wildlife gardening in our small suburban "nature reserve". We have enjoyed telling you, week by week, what we have done and seen and enjoyed and we know from comments received that many readers of the journal have found something to interest [...]
Christmas Day brought with it a rather splendid snow fall (just as it is supposed to) ... time now to put your feet up with a good book and a cup of coffee/tea
You will be receiving this on Christmas Eve … whether you pause to read it immediately is another matter but whether you do or not Jean and I wish you all, gardeners, wildlife gardeners or just occasional visitors, all the best for Christmas and the days and months that follow. Apart from one faithful [...]
There's a rather nice bandstand in the middle of Fritz Park that grows a Winter Tree at this time of the year which makes a delightful sight as you drive along Lakeshore. Probably too cold (-12C tonight) but it would be nice if a choir could appear one evening to sing seasonal tunes. The [...]