It’s been a mixed bag of weather this past week but at the moment is mild and wet … as a result the lawn is more of a meadow with forgetmenots and violets all over the place while the star shrub/tree, our Amelanchier canadensis – is in full bloom.  There is a row of these in Baie d’Urfé at the back of an old folks home that are mature, large and glorious and we hope ours will reach that size before we need the services of that establishment … perhaps as close as anything here gets to the Blackthorne  that we wrote aboutn a couple of weeks ago.

Meanwhile, the White-throated Sparrows in the garden have now been joined by the White-crowned Sparrows.  probably one of the nicest of the North American LBJs.

Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier canadensis

Amelanchier canadensis

"The Meadow"

"The Meadow"

White-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow