Norwood Fair 2017

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.

Flowers, Bees, Musics

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.

Big Skies, Little Critters

image of distant late summer country side under puffy clouds from the top of the first hill of the harold town trailsI 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”

Macro Abstract and Pigs

macro close up image of tan and green lichen looking like shag carpet on the side of a caveI’ve been grooving on my macro lens recently. I’ve wanted one for years and now that I have it, I am feeling the joy. For example, this lichen in Warsaw Caves park. Looks like shag carpet or a furry coat. Read more “Macro Abstract and Pigs”