Yes I wanted the horizon on a tilt.
These Tall Goldenrods are growing and blooming at the edge of the Hamilton Harbour and beside the Waterfront Trail. Special "Thank you," to the city of Hamilton for putting in this wonderful trail beside the harbour!
Photo was taken Friday, November 28, 2008. I also found 14 other late wild flower species while out walking on Friday.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Yes I wanted the horizon on a tilt.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I took this yesterday, Friday, Nov. 28, before the snow began to fall again.
These Henbit buds will probably just wait for a sunny day to melt the snow and then, if the sun continues to shine, the buds may open for another late flowering. Meanwhile, I like the colour and details on the flower buds too on this late November day.
This is another alien plant that came over from Europe and western Asia.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
So today I learned that it would be better to order 10 bales of hay and have them delivered in the driveway about 75 metres away from the barn and then carry the bales, or use my little red wagon, to get them to the barn on six occasions rather than order 60 bales of hay and have the truck back down to the barn and get stuck and force about 2 hours of looking for a tractor to pull the truck out and still have 60 bales to carry into the barn to stack.
On the other hand, if we decide to get some ducks I do now have some long narrow ponds almost ready.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
OK, OK! It was my fault. I did not get the goats stall door closed properly and I forgot to shut the door that led into the hay and apple stores so Gerturde and Alice helped themselves to about 6 dozen apples that were supposed to be about a two months supply of Apple-a-day treats for the donkey. Sigh!
Oh yes, it snowed last night so the rest of the windfall apples are out of sight now.
I did manage to find a few apples before the snow got too deep.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Some people call this Burning Bush. (I wonder why.) It adds a lot of colour to our west meadow in November. It's real name is European Eunonymus or European Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaeus. [Fusain d'Europe in French]
Actually, in November of 2007 it did not have too much colour. I suspect it was because of heavy insect damage in the spring and a very dry summer. This year it is back to normal.
Monday, November 17, 2008
This Storksbill flower was one of sixty-three different species that I found blooming in and along the edges of Hamilton, Ontario last Friday, November 14. I think being in a low area, below an escarpment, and next to Lake Ontario keeps flowers blooming longer in this area. Also, there is a paved trail with street lights that goes next to the harbour. I think the combination of pavement heat, streetlights, and lake water also help keep the area warmer.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Really I had been meaning to finish digging the potatoes but somehow . . . the beginning of a snowfall moved me a bit faster. (Those of you who live in the city probably don't have to worry about this little chore but then do you know where your potatoes come from and what was put on them to make them grow?) This is local food that is really local. It was grown about 30 metres from the kitchen and fed with compost made from kitchen scraps.
This is the full sculpture that I disguised yesterday by taking a close up from the side. Actually, when I took the detail I did not realize what it would look like turned 90 degrees. I liked the result.
Yesterday's photo was taken from the left side of the sculpture looking behind the bent cattail leaves with shadows showing against the white wall.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"Logie's Creek tumbles 41 metres [135 ft.] over the escarpment to form Tews Falls, just a few metres less in height than Niagara Falls. "
Information from the following site:
This is on one of my favourite walks in our area. I have been there several times a year for over 40 years now but it was just today that I found out the name of the creek that goes over the falls.
Monday, November 10, 2008
I don't like driving at night any more. I also don't like driving in, or near, Toronto. This was a modest bit of 8 lane highway. There are places on the 401 highway on the north side of Toronto where I have counted 20 lanes, 10 going each way. I prefer country roads where the grass grows down the middle but not I've not seen any of those for a few years.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I was helping Eglantine hang her photo art show in Toronto yesterday and it took a lot longer than expected. We got to watch the sunset over the Toronto harbour area as we drove toward home. We drove west on Lakeshore Blvd. to get out of the centre of Toronto before hitting the Queen Elizabeth Way. Traffic was heavy for much of the way home so I got to take some photos from the slow moving car.