Friday, May 6, 2016

Western Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

waiting for the lilacs to bloom

My heart goes out to those who have lost their homes in the devastating Fort McMurray wildfire.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come."
~ Chinese proverb

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Northern Flicker

The Flickers must have a nest nearby.  I went for an evening stroll around the garden yesterday, hoping to see Hare-iet, when I noticed some movement in one corner.  I saw one flicker, and although I saw digging motions in another spot, the other flicker remained hidden.  They are very cautious birds, and if they detect me, they are gone.  I was able to get a picture of one of them searching in the weeds for insects, probably ants.

And Hare-iet.  She was there later, having her evening meal.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Snowshoe Hare

Hare-iet is changing to her summer coat.  She was wearing winter white the last time we saw her.

Spring is well on its way - earlier than usual.  The poplars have leafed out, and the shrubs are full of buds.  It is raining at the moment...