Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trilliums

Found these beauties in the forest. 
 
I love trilliums, the official flower of Ontario.
 
There is a still a common belief that it is illegal in Ontario to pick white trillium flowers because of its status as the province's emblem.
While there is no such law, it is not advisable to pick the flowers because it takes so many years to produce one and the plant may take years to recover from the damage.
 
 

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Summer Retreat

 
Every summer we head up to "the cottage" aka "summer home", or "cabin". This year, a brand new retreat, only 3 hours from home, as opposed to the past year's 6 hour journey.
 
This gorgeous river front home is on the Crowe River, near Havelock Ontario.
 
We re looking forward to spending our time here, with Beep, our granddaughter on the "lazy river".
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
Lots of scenery for Beep and I to paint!
 
Cheers... see you in September!
 
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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Spring In My Yard

I always look forward to seeing the return of two very special birds that visit my feeders in the spring.
 
They don't stay long, just grabbing a nibble on the way to their summer homes. 
 
 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (male)


 
Baltimore Orioles


Juvenile
 

Male


And, I always enjoy the flowering of my Aquilegia Canadensis.
(Canadian Columbine)
 

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