Saturday, 26 November 2022

Saturday Photo: Milkweed, as Beautiful as Butterflies

 We all know that milkweed plants are what Monarch butterflies need to breed, aand I've been pleased to see that several folks around here have been planting them.  They're not particularly attractive for much of the season, but come fall when the seed pods burst, they are truly fantastically lovely.  Took this photo a few weeks ago, after which I harvested some seeds in hopes that I can get some plants going in a sunny corner of our yard.

Monday, 21 November 2022

Saturday Photo: Busy Healing Etc.

This photo was taken about two weeks ago, but I hadn't posted it because I couldn't get near my computer for long enough to play around. Nov. 4 I had hip replacement surgery which seems to have gone wonderfully well, and for quite a few days I was not doing much.

But I'm up and around, even walking outside with a cane, despite snow on the sidewalks so it's time to catch up....

Saturday, 22 October 2022

Saturday Photo: Mangroves Protecting the Coast...

The photo was taken by friends in Jakarta.  It shows part of the remaining mangrove forest that once protected much of the coastline.  Replanting and safe-guarding these wonderful trees that thrive in brackish water sill be a key part of any battle on the effects of climate change.  

I talk about them at length in my new book Against the Seas: Saving Civilizations from Rising Waters that will be out in February from Dundurn Press.  Not a moment too soon...

Saturday, 15 October 2022

Saturday Photo: The Beauties of Fall...

 A number of houses around here already have Halloween decorations up, some of which are particulrly ugly. And then there is this tasteful display on steps not far from here.  Very nice, I think!

Sunday, 2 October 2022

Saturday Photo:

 Just when you think that the flowers have quit blooming, the asters have their day.

Love plant that comes back every year.  I don't know why people bother  annuals in this climate go-around.