I went out with a friend late on Tuesday night to see if we could see some Geminid meteors. Read more “Geminids Hiding in Winter Clouds”
Keyboards is an event that happens on the last Sunday of each month at the Garnet here in Peterborough. Read more “Justin Million Keyboards”
I went to one of my fave photo spots last weekend. Read more “Light on the Lake”
I went walking in the woods with a friend yesterday. Read more “Dog Walks in the Woods”
Continuing on my new obsession with flowering plants that grow conveniently within arms reach, here are three with really tiny flowers that happen to have blossoms right now. Read more “Tiny Flowers”
The Norwood Fair.
Always the same. Always a little bit different. Always fun. Always worth the drive. This year was no different. And the light was so beautiful that I got way too many great photos.
So rather then post a few, here’s a whole bunch to feast on during this harvest season.
I had been neglecting this geranium and over the years it became a spindly length of stalks with a few leaves. But late this summer I re-potted it.
I had no idea what kind of flowers it would produce.
I’m so happy to find out. It’s quite lovely.
This chrysanthemum, also. I had left it out all winter. In the spring, it seemed like it wouldn’t recover.
But there was one root with a tiny set of leaves. I potted that root and put it in a nice sunny place with lots of water. These fall coloured flowers are my reward.
The pollen is the bee’s reward. Here on a marigold, I suspect the pollen jacket on the bee is actually from that mum.
Another thing of beauty that comes with much care and tending is music. I got to listen to some excellent music last night. This is Lucila Al Mar.
Lucila is in the process of driving and gigging across Canada to Vancouver. Check out her powerful voice when she comes to your town.
And more excellent power came from our local Sarah DeCarlo.
Another excellent songwriter and musician worth watching.
Here’s to the staying power of flowers, bees and excellent musicians. May they all continue to grow as the seasons pass.
Every year around this time my aster plant becomes a magnet for wasps and bees. They love the masses of pollen tucked within the florets. Read more “Bee Condo (Aster Heights)”
I went for a walk with a friend out at the Harold Town Conservation Area this week. I had never been to this beautiful park before. The view from the top of the first hill on the trail (above) is well worth the climb, especially at this colourful time of year. Read more “Big Skies, Little Critters”