Heavy Winter Work

Lots of snow in the past few days, over two feet deep, and forecast of serious (even for here) cold at the end of the week meant that this morning's exercise session was not going to be a healthy walk or retreating to the basement treadmill. It was on with the boots, coat [...]

2023-01-30T15:29:29-05:00Monday, January 30, 2023|Baie-D'Urfe, winter|

“Springtime in Paradise”

It's been snowing ... Mid-March in Montreal we wouldn't expect anything else - other than that friends from milder climates are sharing pictures of green grass and spring flowers while our brave clump of snowdrops that was standing tall yesterday is once again (third time) buried from site. Nevertheless, it's been a beautiful morning [...]

2018-03-14T13:10:04-04:00Wednesday, March 14, 2018|baie d'urfe, Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, photography, winter|

The birds know spring is coming

This week started with the appearance of some exposed areas of grass and leaf-litter without snow - still a lot to melt away and now at the end of the week we are promised more snow. Mid-week we had a couple of days of rain and slightly above zero temperatures so that the small [...]

2017-04-01T10:43:43-04:00Friday, March 31, 2017|birds, flowers, Garden|

Snow, snow, more snow and birds

Last week we had a good area of snow-free ground and were getting excited about possibilities for the next few days despite some bone-breaking night temperatures, a distinctly colder than usual for the date -20C to start the week off … but now we have to say there is almost no gardening at all [...]

2017-03-17T16:46:19-04:00Friday, March 17, 2017|birds, flowers, Garden, Gardening, Uncategorized|

Marking Time

February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March. ~J.R. Stockton A Note: Maybe a weekly edition is a bit ambitious in mid-winter and so, depending on what happens, we will scale back a bit and publish less frequently until the snows start to retreat … BUT, never more [...]

2017-01-14T17:58:22-05:00Friday, January 13, 2017|Uncategorized|

They’ll regret it

Almost too warm (15C above seasonal norm) and muggy. Found the first small bunch of dwarf iris flowers mingling with the crocus ... but they are going to regret it as the forecast for tomorrow reads thus: "Cloudy. Rain beginning in the morning. Amount 10 to 20 mm. Wind south 20 km/h becoming west 30 [...]

2014-04-14T15:03:35-04:00Monday, April 14, 2014|climate, flowers, Garden|

Christmas Eve

After a really nasty weather-weekend, we are just thankful that the worst of the storm passed to the south of us and we don't live anywhere near electricity-free Toronto this Christmas. Today, Christmas Eve it is a beautiful, bright, sunny -15C and the garden looks gorgeous. All's well with the world ... Sunrise [...]

2013-12-24T11:10:05-05:00Tuesday, December 24, 2013|Garden, Landscape, winter|
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