Thursday 28 June 2018

In an English Country Garden

In Canada - and it is 1st generation. However, it is "Old World" respect and dignity - and not from the United Kingdom as might have been expected.

It starts with this.

And that got me thinking - always dangerous. Can you recall a song by the name, "Green Door" ?
I recall it around 1956, 1957 - and several articles list 1956. Kind of interesting, kind of sad. "When will we ever learn ... long time passing.

I think of a little girl who lost a friend here.

I can tell that she was born Hungarian! Not only Hungarian, but of royal blood, she is a princess!" 

Ah, the Green Door!

Memories, sigh, W O B

Tuesday 26 June 2018

A little of this and that from Langman's

Inertia? Lazy? I have not posted 1% of some good outings in recent weeks. So those of you who have had "great expectation" - I am sorry I have been tardy.

Vicki went out yesterday to explore and kindly agreed to show me today what she found. Work in progress! So just a little sample from this morning.

Some birds:

This is the "bird feeder" for the Mute swans and evidently the swans and their 5 cygnets didn't get everything.

How about water spiders? Are they actually spiders?

And some Wood lilies:

There were also orchids, dragonflies, etc., etc., and 20 other days, and rope making with Ramara Historical Society - try it, it is very interesting and an increasingly lost talent. And then the pyramids!


Monday 25 June 2018

Busy as a Beaver

I have been sooo busy. The intro is from Tuesday June 12.

Some rest for the ...

Then back to work  -

Must tell you about the work I did yesterday  ...   Maybe later?


Thursday 7 June 2018

Thunderclouds and Birch trees

The ups and downs of life - nature, society,

This was on Monday, on the Carden Alvar.

Quite a changeable day,

We saw maybe a dozen different birds that we could identify with potentially many more for the experts.

Hope the ill wind brings some good to Carden and Ontario,



Sunday 3 June 2018

A bit of a Hummer

I have seen the hawk-moth in Germany. And last year I saw something similar on a Carden Alvar called a hummingbird moth. However, it wasn't until yesterday that I saw one with a camera. (Can you imagine a moth with a Go-Pro?)

For more on Snowberry clearwing moth (Hemaris diffinis)

Waldo was easy to spot, wasn't it?


Friday 1 June 2018

McGee has fallen

Saw a dozen or more "exotic" bird species yesterday on Wylie and Shrike. Took time to look at McGee, too. Fitzgerald Line might be interesting to visit for water monitoring - ?

Up and further up.
Side banks:

Down stream is very narrow compared to a few weeks ago:

But the real shock was at the bridge itself. I walked out on the "beaver" lodge to get a better view looking north with the stream flowing form right to left:

Maybe 10cm deep ? Have not seen it this low since August 2016.
Did not see any minnows but there were a couple of dragonflies, no damsels.25C, some showers and sunshine, breezy.