Right here at home the Geraniums and Petunias have been replaced by Mums, Brown-eyed Susans, Pumpkins and some bright paper flowers.
Friday, September 18, 2020
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
You may remember the valley of Keefer Creek that we drive across when we drive to Owen Sound. I have been under the impression that the tiny streams we see there, that represent the beginnings of Keefer Creek, emerge from springs around the hills south of the highway (to the left below). The rock cuts that we go through at either end of the valley tell me that the entire valley is indeed below the escarpment. However a friend here mentioned to me that the creek actually flows above the escarpment ridge before dropping down into the valley, and there might be sinkholes involved, so we went exploring.
Keefer Creek valley as you drive along Hwy.26.
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Last Sunday afternoon we visited friends out in the country, friends who have a wonderful garden. Like ourselves they are plant collectors, always interested in new plants for the garden. And like us (previously), they work together on their garden, putting in a lot of work over the summer months! This is another of those posts that features my love of bright colours.
Saturday, September 12, 2020
I'm back, and got the article with its immediate deadline done, sent off and approved for publication. Sometime I'll adapt it for a blog post, but meanwhile I have several things to catch up on. I'm still working on a couple of other pieces that need to evolve in my head and will take a good deal longer. I will likely miss a few posts here.
today I want to reflect on the changing seasons. I've never believed there were just four seasons, or that they start and end on the equinox and solstice as scheduled. This year is just like all the others as we start moving into fall in early August and see the peak of the fall colours in early October. More than half the fall season according to the planets is the desolate grey of November and early December.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
I'm going to continue this blogging break for a few days as I'm busy writing. I'm doing the final editing of an article on the geology of the Beaver Valley for the Bruce Trail magazine. And I'm thinking out and organizing pictures for, a presentation on 'Waterfalls and Wildflowers of the Beaver Valley'. Be back soon.
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Thursday, September 3, 2020
We've had two Monarch butterflies fluttering around for days now, apparently newly hatched, for they are bright orange with no tattered wings. They come to the Marigolds and Butterfly Bush to feed. At this time of year they're np longer interested in the Milkweed; we presume this is the generation that migrates south. Mrs. F.G. took the iphone the other day and captured some great shots!