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Confused Cottonwood

A couple of weeks ago a knowledgeable friend (thanks Ron) drew my attention to a tall and mature Cottonwood tree growing beside the local cemetery. Way, way up high he said “it looks like there is a birch tree growing out of a crack or fork in the main trunk”. Finally we got [...]

2022-11-27T12:48:51-05:00Sunday, November 27, 2022|1000 Species, baie d'urfe, Baie-D'Urfe, trees|

On Important Urban Trees

In Baie-D'Urfé, and in other similar towns blessed with lots of trees, we often speak of the importance of our trees. This extract from an excellent book about urban nature, speaks to that understanding and explains why providing small, replacement trees ("oh, they will get big in a few years") are not [...]

2021-12-17T11:15:03-05:00Thursday, December 16, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, birds, trees|

Golden Colours

One year ago we had planned to spend a weekend away to celebrate our 50th anniversary but covid meant it all had to be cancelled at the last minute - quite a disappointment. A couple of golden oldies Good things come to he/she who waits however and we have just celebrated [...]

2021-10-15T18:57:29-04:00Monday, October 11, 2021|birds, canada, environment, trees|

Where the Wild Things Are

Around the edge of the garden is a quite dense thicket of bushes and trees where the outdoor staff, the "Wild Things". do whatever it is they do. Just every now and again I venture in there to see what's happening and to collect the rent. [...]

2021-10-04T14:41:49-04:00Monday, October 4, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, Garden, trees, wildlife|

Budding

Sambucus canadensis Canadian Elder ... or whatever common name happens to be used in the area you happen to be ** For anyone interested in photography, this image was composed from seven separate photographs at different stacked focus planes to achieve without any out of focus features. Some of the [...]

2021-03-30T12:47:24-04:00Tuesday, March 30, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, Garden, plants, trees|
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