Happy Canada Day!
Friday, June 30, 2017
This year Canada celebrates the 150th (sesquicentennial) anniversary of Confederation. But the name, and the country, are much older than that. 'Canada' itself is a native word meaning 'village', so if we look back in time, Canada as a home has been here since the ice left!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
A disembodied voice called me out of a deep sleep on the morning of the solstice 10 days ago - there was a nice sunrise to see. I think I was a little groggy, but it turned out to be the most unique set of sunrise photos I've ever taken. You can actually see the sun!
Never before have I photographed a sunrise like this! A great start to summer!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
There are lots of interesting wildflowers ('weeds') blooming these days in our meadow, and along roadsides, fencerows and in ditches. They're mostly common, but I always like watching for them as the season unfolds into summer.
The yellow Goatsbeard, that opens in the morning to face the sun, has mostly gone to seed now, forming what looks like a giant dandelion seed head.
So next time you're walking the fields, along a fencerow, or even along the roadside keep an eye out for these 'flowers of the field'. they do change over the season, and soon we'll meet some others that come out in bloom.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Our garden is growing as if it's had too much rain! Butterfly season has arrived, along with flowers that provide beautiful fragrance. I can't keep up with the weeding, so we've hired some help! Here are a few of what were blooming over the last three weeks.
Monday, June 26, 2017
It was three weeks ago that I shared pictures of the spring crops emerging. I'm following these crops over the summer to watch how they grow until harvest. Most of these are easy to identify, but the various spring grains all still just look the same. We'll see as the season unfolds.