Category Archive for 'Farm'

how deep is the snow?

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

Yes, two posts in one day. Chalk it up to me finally getting my photo editing software working again (see previous post from this a.m.).
In the comments to my February 9th post, Wayne from Niches asked:
Snow! Take pictures of snow for your poor sweltering neighbors far to the south who only want a [...]

still here

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

Over the past couple or so days, in comments left at this post, there were a couple of queries as to where I’ve gone (hi Clare). Well, I’m still around, but not as active in my usual ways, so things have almost ground to a halt in the blog posting department. This is [...]

ice spider webs

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Yesterday, while sweeping the latest accumlation of snow off of the van, I found two “spider webs” on the left lower corner of the windshield. They were almost perfect ice crystal webs (click on above photo for a larger view). I’ve always thought it neat that certain patterns are repeated in nature.
The snow [...]

before and after

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

Yesterday, we knocked another job off the “gotta do” list for this season. The fascia boards on the studio roof were looking mighty rough, so had to be taken down and replaced with new boards which I’d painted up last week. There’s a photo of the studio with the new boards in [...]

i’m seeing red

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

I’m seeing red — leaves, that is. The Red Maple on the front lawn has just begun to change colour. Soon, the nearby Sugar Maple (not pictured) will be glowing golden-orange. The High-bush Cranberries are a deep reddish-purple. While out for my evening walk in the woods yesterday, I was [...]

the return of the phenological grasshoppers

Thursday, September 20th, 2007

Around mid-September last year, I wrote about the phenological grasshoppers that come to our front porch to lay eggs each year. Now, as mentioned yesterday, I’ve been doing quite a bit of work on the front porch — replacing some of the deck boards that were looking rather ragged, etc… So, late yesterday [...]

late summer insect activity

Wednesday, September 19th, 2007

a pair of Ambush Bugs (Phymata) in deep gold coloration of late summer
If it seems that I’ve been a little quiet lately, it’s true. As mentioned a few days back, after a hot, humid summer, I’ve been taking advantage of the cooler weather to do some house repairs and garden work. I’m just [...]