I failed to note that the garden received a visit from one of the Pileated Woodpeckers last weekend … this happened last December and then although we could hear them all over the place it took frustrating months to actually get one of the blighters on my BIGBY list for the year … welcome back anyway.

Now for a bit of fun … Canadian politics are not a fun subject, plain boring usually, but this week has been SOOO exciting with threats and lies and stamping of feet and slamming of doors and hissy-fits everywhere.  If you are a non-Canadian you may need some explanation, so have a look at this light explanation for the southern cousins posted on the CBC website – neat writing: