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The best images are posted as individual featured journal entries. Alongside these we showcase some small themed collections (12-20 photographs max). Short comments, not many words.  Mostly Plants, Wildlife and Landscapes.

and … A Journal

The journal posts have more words, usually accompanied by photographs. Originally about Gardening with Wildlife – now we write about other subjects too … always something interesting, of course. Frequently related to wildlife.

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1301, 2019

Miscellany with Beavers

By |Sunday, January 13, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Several short pieces this week - interesting, amusing or both ... Starting in the Garden We are barely a couple of weeks days into the new year at the moment and apart form regular visits by the birds and the arrival of a little fresh snow there hasn't been much happening ... as you might expect in a Quebec [...]

1301, 2019

Photographs of the week to 13 January 2018

By |Sunday, January 13, 2019|Categories: photography|0 Comments

Mourning Dove Not the cleverest of birds perhaps, but well suited to a cold January morning Metadata 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 use any of these [...]

601, 2019

A Week in Pictures (06 Jan 2019)  

By |Sunday, January 6, 2019|Categories: photography|2 Comments

Goldfinch on Hydrangea The reason why gardeners should leave seed heads standing through the winter Metadata 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 use any of these images, [...]

3112, 2018

2018 Garden Bird List – 61 Species

By |Monday, December 31, 2018|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, Birding, birds|0 Comments

61 species of birds in the garden during 2018 Every year we keep detailed lists of the birds we see in our garden - admittedly we do have advantages over some home owners in that we designed and plant and maintain with wildlife in mine, we have a lot of native  species and we put up a range of [...]

3012, 2018

Happy New Year

By |Sunday, December 30, 2018|Categories: commentary, winter|2 Comments

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2019 The new year arrives in a couple of days - thank you everyone for following, faithfully or occasionally, our journal and photography albums. We look forward to interesting and entertaining you again in the year ahead. Rather than giving you something to read in the journal, we have put together an album [...]

3012, 2018

New Year’s Days for 16 Years

By |Sunday, December 30, 2018|Categories: photography|2 Comments

New Year's Day images from the past 16 years ... What will 2019 bring? Sixteen years is as far back as we can go as that was when the first digital camera came into the household ... 2018 Dawn on a new day and a new year over the St-Lawrence River in Baie-D'Urfé [...]

2312, 2018

Bird Counting

By |Sunday, December 23, 2018|Categories: Birding, birds|0 Comments

Christmas Bird Count 2018 - Hard, cold work The CBC this year was very cold (mostly windchill) with virtually no snow and all the birds keeping well down and sheltered and so extraordinarily hard to find and count. As usual, J and I were working CBC Route #2 south of Hudson which takes us through mixed habitats to end [...]

2312, 2018

A Week in Pictures (23 Dec 2018)  

By |Sunday, December 23, 2018|Categories: Baie-D'Urfe, birds, Garden, photography|0 Comments

Cooper's Hawk The LBJs and Woodpeckers and their chums scattered as the local pest control manager popped by at lunchtime to see what might be on the menu. Metadata 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 [...]

1612, 2018

Journal – Week to 16 Dec 2018

By |Sunday, December 16, 2018|Categories: commentary|0 Comments

It's been a quiet week ... ... but we have the Wrens and they are always popular. You will be thankful that we have resisted the temptation to go off-topic and have a genteel rant about Brexit - a hard decision, but we will save that for 2019. Carolina Wrens The pair of Carolina Wrens have continued to be [...]

1612, 2018

A Week in Pictures (16 Dec 2018)

By |Sunday, December 16, 2018|Categories: birds, photography|Tags: , |0 Comments

Pine Siskin An irruptive "winter finch" from the far northern boreal forests that some winters comes our way in the cold season. Lovely little birds. Metadata 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 [...]

912, 2018

Pictures of the Week (9 Dec 2018)

By |Sunday, December 9, 2018|Categories: photography|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

** Perhaps a few too many posts here recently of multiple, featured photographs ... henceforth they will be displayed in a single post that's quick to scan and only takes one click to open. In Town Tonight The Baie-D'Urfé town hall lit up for the 2018 Winter Solstice Metadata [...]

912, 2018

The Journal – 9 December 2019

By |Sunday, December 9, 2018|Categories: christmas, commentary|Tags: , |0 Comments

“December, in my memory, is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. But there were cats.” – Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales That sounds all very nice, were DT not to have spoiled the image by then going on to write “Patient, cold and callous, our hands wrapped in socks, we waited to snowball the cats.” [...]

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