17 02, 2019

The Pictorial Week (to 17 February 2019)

2019-02-17T11:16:37+00:00Sunday, February 17, 2019|

A pretty much completely pictorial diary of the week's highlights this time ... and what a week, with the winter's biggest snowstorm in the middle and ending with some very cooperative indeed birds coming to boost our contribution to the Great Backyard Bird Count. We have shared a couple of [...]

10 02, 2019

The multi-Photographic Week (to 10 February 2019)

2019-02-10T10:36:41+00:00Sunday, February 10, 2019|

No text this week, no deep thoughts, just a few photographs. Hover over the thumbnails to see captions, click on any thumbnail to open a full size gallery that you can scroll through. Comments are invited at the foot of the page. If you are really keen, below the gallery are few of these [...]

3 02, 2019

The week’s photographs (to 3 February 2019)

2019-02-02T14:07:47+00:00Sunday, February 3, 2019|

Fritz Farm   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, but for non-commercial purposes only and you [...]

3 02, 2019

Badger’s Trifles #2 (with Wren video)

2019-02-02T17:36:21+00:00Sunday, February 3, 2019|

Sparroworks Publications Click images for information Birding the Morgan Arboretum Birding on the West Island of Montreal FREE Green Birding Coming in March ... A Self Guided Walk in the Arboretum - fully illustrated with optional smartphone guidance. Learn about the forest, its plants and creatures [...]

27 01, 2019

The Difference a Day Makes

2019-01-24T18:18:40+00:00Sunday, January 27, 2019|

Different but still beautiful ... Contrast the pictures here with the ones from the previous day when all was clear and white and fluffy. Overnight the temperature had risen, there was freezing rain and then rain and later temperatures fell again. So deep slush, water, ice covering all the tree branches in glittery [...]

27 01, 2019

Pictorial Morning with Snow

2019-01-24T18:15:56+00:00Sunday, January 27, 2019|

Morgan Arboretum Two big snowfalls this week tempted us to go and explore the "winter wonderland" that the arboretum has turned into this week. Apart from a couple of distant people skiing and a couple more walking dogs (dogs love snow) I think we had the place to ourselves. If you live nearby [...]

27 01, 2019

The week in Photographs (to 27 January 2019)  

2019-01-24T18:12:00+00:00Sunday, January 27, 2019|

Red-tailed Hawk Appeared in the garden ... and stayed for an hour or more For more information and additional photographs there is a separate journal post about this bird posted the same day ... have a browse. Metadata Copyright © All images are made available under a Creative [...]

27 01, 2019

Gardening with Hawk and Redpoll

2019-01-26T14:58:03+00:00Sunday, January 27, 2019|

Fourth Red-tail in 20 years The week started with a very cold (-20C and more) snow storm - we learned the next day it was the coldest snow storm in Montreal for a century - so lots of small birds were enjoying our feeders when suddenly - all gone. Sitting up in a [...]

20 01, 2019

Mid-winter Diversions

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

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 [...]

20 01, 2019

Photographs of the Week to 20 January 2019

2019-01-20T10:58:18+00:00Sunday, January 20, 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 [...]