Saturday 6 July 2024

Saturday Photo: Making a Joyful Noise....

Titled "The McGarrigle Sisters," this sculpture by Glen LeMesurier is one of many in the northern sector of Mile End that combines cast-off materials to make art.

Makes me feel good when I see it.


Monday 24 June 2024

Saturday Photo: June Is Busting out All Over...

It's la Fête nationale in Québec, whose flower is the fleur de lys.  Great timing, as iris have been in bloom for about a week, making a great show this year.

June is a great month for flowers...

Sunday 2 June 2024

Saturday Photo: More Great Lawns...

The grass in our small backyard is getting pretty long, but I'm putting off cutting it until the forget-me-nots have gone to seed.  Then I'll shake the seed over a bare patch in one of the planter boxes and finally cut the grass.

Would much rather have flowers than grass.  So much prettier...

Sunday 26 May 2024

Saturday Photo: Canada's Memory...

 Saturday the new Preservation Storage Facility of the Library and Archives Canada was open to the public for the first time.  

There were crowds waiting to get in when the doors opened.  They got a glimpse of what it takes to keep Canada's memories intact...

Saturday 18 May 2024

Saturday Photo:The Best Lawn Is Flowers

 Why plant grass when you can have this instead?

So glad to see that other people are letting nature take its course.

Sunday 12 May 2024

Saturday Photo: Bleeding Heart for Bleeding Hearts

The other name for this in English is Dutchman's britches, or so my grandmother told me.  In French it's sometimes also called the equivalent, coeur saignant, but using its botanical name, dicentra, is pretty nice too.

I love the way it emergences from the ground as soon as the weather warms up, and wihtin a week is knee high and in bloom. 

Sunday 5 May 2024

Saturday Photo: Guerilla Gardening?

 Came upon these daffodils when out walking near the Champs des possibles, a park that is being left to re-wild in the Mile End district, not far from the CN train line. 

The arrondissement planted a lot of bulbs last fall in curb extensions and they're looking great these days.  But here it looks like somebody just dumped some bulbs...or did they?  Usually if you don't bury them  critters like squirrels will eat them.

Whatever, these have survived and are looking splendid when things are only part way to greening up.