Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
I always think that Canola in bloom, spreading its brilliant yellow blossoms across a field, is the most beautiful crop we have here in southern Ontario. It's blooming time is quite variable; as a cold weather crop it can be planted early, or it can survive into the fall. But whenever it blooms, it is striking.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
I think it's time for an update featuring what's blooming in our garden, if I can get all the names straight. We've changed from mostly green through a white period of the early peonies and white iris, to some vibrant colours, and it's just going to get more colourful over the coming weeks.
Very delicate tiny flowers for such a large plant, and we're glad to see it blooming!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
We've been noticing a small pond where we saw a beaver last year, that has grown into quite a substantial pond, with much higher water levels, over the past few months. We saw no sign of a dam at the end of the pond where we drove by, but presumed the beavers had been hard at work somewhere nearby.
Friday, June 26, 2015
The marina at Meaford was full of sailboats when I visited, all back in the water and ready for summer sailing. They're just waiting for holiday weekends or longer vacations on the part of their owners, and they'll be out on the bay with sails hoisted.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
I was in Meaford for coffee the other day, and took a few minutes to walk down by the harbour. I was amazed at how clear the water was, especially with a polarizing filter on. I think this is typical of Georgian Bay when the waves aren't crashing in.