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Walking around the Town

I realised today, walking around our town (Baie-D'Urfé) that we really have come a long way from the northern council housing estate in England that I left for college about 49 years ago ... for those who have not yet visited us (do come) here are some fairly typical views of the town about an hour [...]

2015-11-03T15:52:00-05:00Tuesday, November 3, 2015|

A Grand Day Out

The sun shone today and we decided to have a cultural day downtown and visit the Montreal Musée des Beaux Arts (https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/)to see the wonderful exhibition currently showing there under the title of "Marvels and Mirages of Orientalism: From Spain to Morocco, Benjamin-Constant in His Time" ... and well worth the effort it was too. Click here [...]

2015-04-30T17:22:47-04:00Thursday, April 30, 2015|

Patchworking

Patchworking is really local GreenBirding ... and I am working up ideas for the fall when I am free to do stuff properly ... I like to start my ideas visually:

2013-05-19T12:39:18-04:00Sunday, May 19, 2013|

Garden birds – why gardens need a pond

Had a busy twenty minutes today in the garden this morning with birds flapping all over the place including Yellow-rumped Warblers (about twenty) and a nice Blackburnian amongst the regulars. Almost every bird was there because of the presence of the pond and waterfall - worth all the effort of installing because they certainly attract [...]

2013-05-19T12:24:09-04:00Sunday, May 19, 2013|

Inauguration of the AKR

A couple of years ago, Bird Protection Quebec (whose president is guess who?) contributed $300,000 to help the Nature Conservancy of Canada acquire a vast tract of land in the hills north of Montreal between Piedmont and Prévost. Today, the government finally signed off on the designation of this land as a recognised nature reserve [...]

2013-01-31T17:58:00-05:00Thursday, January 31, 2013|

Kenauk 2012 – the synopsis

Kenauk 2012 The best place on earth(worth noting that this is a somewhat 'manipulated' image ... but you will get the feeling for the place) Anyone familiar with my jottings will be only too well aware, and possibly somewhat bored with mentions of our annual September visits to a remarkable place called Kenauk. [...]

2012-09-15T16:40:03-04:00Saturday, September 15, 2012|

Waddle like a Penguin

Well, gosh, who’d have thought it?  Ice is slippery – a no brainer you would think but the last 24 hours have seen cars in ditches all over the place, closed highways from spin-outs and general grumpiness all around.  Yesterday’s freezing rain has set hard over everything.  This morning I took the recycling bin to [...]

2011-12-22T17:41:15-05:00Thursday, December 22, 2011|

Sunrise on the St-Lawrence River

Having decided to re-awaken the journal, I need material to post.  It strikes me, you readers being keen on photographs, to try to do at least a weekly photo (and maybe even daily ones if possible). Driving along the lakeshore every morning to work with no camera and other cars pressing behind me I am [...]

2011-12-17T17:03:17-05:00Saturday, December 17, 2011|

What winter?

That last posting in late November should have been the herald of deep snow but it wasn't. Today temperatures, two weeks before xmas, were +5 and any scraps of snow are now gone.  Preciptation this week is predicted to be rain only .... and today Canada formally withdrew from the Kyoto process.  Can there be [...]

2011-12-12T22:21:52-05:00Monday, December 12, 2011|

Caught by the winter?

 Who knew – it snows in Montreal in November.  It’s all going to be melted away by the weekend but today we have quite a lot of white slippery stuff and the unprepared motorist, of whom there are many around here, did not have their winter tires on the car and so slid off the [...]

2011-11-23T15:21:07-05:00Wednesday, November 23, 2011|
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