Port Burwell

closeup image of christmas fern frondI got to spend the weekend camping at Port Burwell Provincial Park.

It was ostensibly a birding weekend, but I don’t have lenses for wildlife photography. I did check out the birds, but my photos were much closer to the ground. Read more “Port Burwell”

July Garden and Cats

image of Astilboides tabularisI’m taking off on tour next week with Dusk Dances.

So this week I’ve been staying pretty close to home enjoying my garden. Things have been growing well this year. Like this lovely plant, Astilboides tabularis, or what Curtis, who gifted it to me refers to as “Big Leaf Betty.”

image of Astilboides tabularis flowerBig Leaf Betty has some delicately busy flowers coming up just now.

iamge of Phalaris arundinacea flower stalkSo does my Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea).

image of Geranium sanguineum flowerIn fact many of my plants are in flower. Like the Wild Geranium (Geranium sanguineum)…

image of Hydrangea arborescens flower… and the Hydrangea…

image of Gazania rigens flower… and the Gazania, which a friend encouraged me to buy for the garden this year. I’m glad I did.

image of cats on porch and rain barrelThe cats, although not in flower, seem to be having an excellent time lazing about amid the greenery and showyness of July.

image of cat licking another cat's headIt’s put them both in an excellent and friendly mood.

Me too.

And for those of you for whom black and white gardens just aren’t colourful enough, here’s a gallery of the same shots in full, glorious colour:

Wind, More Ice Damage and Tulips

image of ice storm damaged tree at rice lake
Another trace of ice damage from the storm two weeks ago. This enormous tree, second from the left in this photo from most of two years ago, will no longer hang over the end of the spit into the north side of Rice Lake. Read more “Wind, More Ice Damage and Tulips”