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Mid-winter Diversions

Building a snow fort (thank you Kevin for the caption) The opportunities for gardening topics about which we can write this week are minimal - it's -21C outside and falling with a 24+ hour snow storm starting ... so instead we offer a couple of short pieces that we hope will [...]

2019-01-20T12:54:54+00:00Sunday, January 20, 2019|

Photographs of the Week to 20 January 2019

Snow Grass The week ended with a decent fall of snow, caught by these dried seed heads on an ornamental grass 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 [...]

2019-01-20T10:58:18+00:00Sunday, January 20, 2019|

Miscellany with Beavers

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 [...]

2019-01-12T14:31:58+00:00Sunday, January 13, 2019|

Photographs of the week to 13 January 2018

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 [...]

2019-01-12T14:30:24+00:00Sunday, January 13, 2019|

A Week in Pictures (06 Jan 2019)  

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 [...]

2019-01-06T10:40:24+00:00Sunday, January 6, 2019|

2018 Garden Bird List – 61 Species

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 [...]

2018-12-31T13:52:12+00:00Monday, December 31, 2018|

Happy New Year

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 [...]

2018-12-30T09:50:55+00:00Sunday, December 30, 2018|

New Year’s Days for 16 Years

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 [...]

2018-12-30T09:57:54+00:00Sunday, December 30, 2018|

Bird Counting

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 [...]

2018-12-22T18:44:11+00:00Sunday, December 23, 2018|

A Week in Pictures (23 Dec 2018)  

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 [...]

2018-12-22T18:46:47+00:00Sunday, December 23, 2018|