It is raining this morning…..It has been almost two weeks since the last time it rained. It almost feels surreal.
I have been so busy writing patterns, knitting samples and fixing patterns lately that I haven’t taken the time to post any pictures of my walks – which are still happening every weekend – even with being busy!
Today seemed like a great day to post some pictures of the wildflowers, birds and things that I have seen over the last 2 or 3 weeks.
The walks include; Piper’s Lagoon – the last time is rained, Hemer Park, Chase River Estuary and Morden Colliery Park. I have noticed that the “Owl” artist has been busy. There have been more sightings of the Owls at Hemer.
There were red-winged Blackbirds and song sparrows to be seen and heard everywhere we went. We saw Herons and families of Canadian Geese at Piper’s Lagoon.
I love this time of year for the flowers. There are so many and they all are beautiful – offering colour, scent and a visual feast of shapes and sizing. From the smallest of the flowers on the grasses the amazing clusters of flowers on the Roses and Honeysuckles!
There are Monarch Butterflies everywhere I have been lately. There were many at Chase River Estuary and Morden Colliery and even a few in my back yard as well. They seem to be constantly dancing across the surface of every view right now. Seldom landing or staying still long enough to be truly appreciated!
All of the flowers in the wild have inspired me to do a little work on my garden as well. I have added and I am still adding more plants.
I took a road trip to Dinters Nursery last weekend – what a place. It was a little hard on the pocket-book! I will take some pictures this weekend of my efforts.
How do your gardens grow? Have you got a special plant that does really well in our climate – I am always looking for some more ideas!