Archive for December, 2006

hope springs eternal

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

While musing over which photo to use to head up my last post of 2006, I came across this snap taken near Tonto National Monument, Arizona, in 2001. The Saguaro was one of a couple of dozen that, if I remember correctly, had been relocated due to some highway improvement work. All of the cacti […]

gone fishing?

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

You might be wondering why there’s a photo of a fishing lure at the head of this post. I debated over which of several images might best represent our Christmas Day hike at Baxter Conservation Area, and the fishing lure seemed to tell the story best. Due to unseasonably warm weather, the Rideau River was […]

the wolf tree

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Last Sunday, we spent a couple of hours hiking around at the Ferguson Forestry Centre in Kemptville, Ontario. I’ve mentioned this forest occasionally as we often hike there. Parts of it consist of seedling plantations, but also several stands of seed tree pines, most of which were probably planted in the 1940s and 50s. There […]

the scream

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

I came across another photo that seemed quite timely and appropriate as I continue my holiday project of amalgamating many years of files onto the new laptop and an auxiliary drive. This Ironwood (Ostrya virginiana), also known as a Hop Hornbeam to some, is one of our favourite trees along the McParlan Trail at Murphy’s […]

return of the moose

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

While continuing to work on the computer project mentioned a couple of days ago, I came across some of my old photos taken at the Canadian Museum of Nature, situated in the Victoria Memorial Museum Building on MacLeod Street here in Ottawa. The building was begun in 1905, and is a wonderfully eclectic amalgamation of […]

nothing ever works quite the way you think it will

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

No, this photo wasn’t taken this weekend. It was taken during the big ice storm that swept through this region in January ’98. This morning, as I look out the window into the backyard, I see green grass and falling rain. It looks like we’ll have a green Christmas — which is actually fine by […]

good planets

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

The latest edition of Good Planets is up at Journeys with Jood. Also, I didn’t post a link to it last week, but here are some gorgeous photos that you shouldn’t miss. Tags: Good Planets