Thursday, November 21, 2019
In the morning I looked out the window. Our sidewalk was covered with beautiful smooth snow dunes and the wind was still swirling around. I checked the outside temperature. It was way too cold to go out. Especially for our six year old. It was still cloudy. It...
Winter is back in Aurora (Hamilton Park) for the second time this year. We only had two full snowfalls in Town as of today February 18, 2016. No one expected that this year will be a warm winter; the Town didn't either. We almost gave up on the snow; but it...
Visiting Atkinson Park. What's better, blue skies and cold weather or warmer weather and overcast skies? I take the blue skies and cold over the latter. Shorter days and no sun, that's what I observed this winter. Lots of gloomy dark days, especially when there is no...
Birds are in a full swing, hovering over our gardens, trails and streets of Aurora. Singing away. Yes, nest making and long anticipated mating or even hatching season is happening now. Trees are filling in and grass is getting greener. In fact it is almost green everywhere,...
Peter Cameron's pictures from 2004 of the St. Johns Sideroad reconstruction project certainly bring back memories. What was once a two lane, non illuminated, country road is now a four lane road with a major railway crossing, a spectacular McKenzie Marsh boardwalk on the North side of...
Today I drove by the construction sites on Leslie Street and St. John's Sideroad (Aurora) to see progress of the changing landscapes. Everything is moving fast. I thought that this year's cold winter would slow things down - not a bit. Sometimes if I...
Merlin's Hollow English garden, what can I say, it's a garden full of hidden flowering treasures, crawling and flying creatures, and calming nature sounds. Okay, once in a while a crow interrupts with a sound equivalent to a drum beat. "No two gardens are the same....
Visiting Merlin's Hollow English flower garden never fails me. No matter how many times I visit the Tomlinson's garden, I always stumble upon something new. My latest easy find, a Yellow Crab Spider crawling over a purple Iris. No camouflage here. Perhaps it was an accidental landing as these yellow...
Warning, some readers may find the following a little disturbing. While we were finishing up eating our late breakfast at a local restaurant, a Starling accidentally flew into the window where we were sitting. After the impact, the Starling dived involuntarily, face first and wings spread, into...
Another great photo journey on June 13, 2015 through the Merlin's Hollow, an English garden, a collection of about 2000 flowering species, of course not photographed yet by me. It rained most of the week, heavy showers in fact, thunders and tornado warnings, and it rained the...