Saturday, 21 May 2022

Saturday Photo: Journée des Patriotes

I've run this before, but it bares repeating: in Quebec  this weekend  is not Victoria Day but the Journée des Patriotes.  It commemorates the Rebllion of 1837-38, which was that nearest thing to a revolution Canada has ever known.  

And it wasn't just the French speakers of Lower Canada who were demanding  a larger say in government,  William Lyon Mackenzie (grandfather of William Lyon Mackenzie King) was one of the leaders of the uprising in Upper Canada, not to mention Wolfred and Robert Nelson who were leaders here.

Saturday, 14 May 2022

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Saturday Photo: It's in Bloom.....

 Until this spring I've killed all the orchids that have passed through our doorway.  Can grow a lot of other things, particularly those from dry and mild places like lantana, plulmbago, jade plant, and Christmas cactus.  But I always murdered orchids for reasons I amonly vaguely aware of.

However, about18 months ago I took up the challenge, bought a healthy and blooming plant, and then tried several methods.  Didn't write them down, so I can't really say what worked, but something did.

The plant began blooming this week, and I'm hoping we'll have a couple of months of blooms.  Yay!!

Saturday, 30 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Coming up Soon to a Woods Near YOU

Leaves will be on the trees before you know it! At last!

Saturday, 23 April 2022

Saturday Photo: More Spring Flowers

 Had snow this week, but the flowers nevertheless persist.  Good to see.

Saturday, 16 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Easter Eggs

 Latvian eggs: dyed with onion skins only.  These were done a couple of years ago when Easter was earlier, and there was still snow on the ground.  But I did some this year too, even though our Easter celebrations will be quiet. Third year in a row that Covid 19 has played havoc with having a good time!  This is getting old!

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Saturday Photo: Pussy Willows

 Another sign of spring.  Am I right that the French term is saule discolore? What a disappointing name!