Category Archive for 'Farm'

the empty chair

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

There’s a new post up at my travel blog, Journey to the Center.

in a holding pattern

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

There’s a new post up at my travel blog Journey to the Center.

she came in through the bathroom window

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

In mid-August, this distinctively marked moth was found walking on the screen of the bathroom window. I invited it in for a brief visit, during which I shot several photos. I haven’t had time to do more than a quick peruse through moth images looking for an ID, but so far, no luck. Would any […]

the blues

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Eggplant flower This year, summer seems to be flowing by in the most disconcerting way. While out on my insect walk yesterday, I kept feeling twinges of impending autumn. Perhaps it was seeing so many late summer insects perched on the sea of goldenrod in the meadows. Maybe it was the dozens of juvenile leopard […]

evening visitor

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

A couple of days ago, while I was washing vegetables at the kitchen sink, I caught sight of something moving around on the side of one of the trees in the back garden. I grabbed my camera and shot a couple of photos. The visitor turned out to be a Raccoon hanging from the tree […]

snow world

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

On March 8th, I wrote about the rapidly increasing snow around the farm. Over the past couple of days, the mild weather has knocked the snow back quite a bit. However, we’re still left with heaps of it everywhere we look. Yesterday, driving through the parking lot of a large shopping mall, it was as […]

snow update

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

As of yesterday, the Environment Canada data website indicates that we’ve had 373.7 cm (147.12 inches, or, if you prefer, 12.26 feet) of snowfall in Ottawa this winter. As of yesterday, the site shows 56 cm. (22.04 inches) of snow on the ground. I don’t know where they’re measuring that, but it is *a lot* […]