Saturday, April 30, 2016

Coltsfoot, Hepatica, Trout Lily

 Hepatica with bee
 Hepatica and trout lily leaves

Coltsfoot, not dandelions
Trout lilies



Erythronium americanum, Tussilago farfara, Anemone americana

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Three Swans, Elora

 Three Swans in Elora, Ontario on Grand River, sometime before 1997, probably 1994.
Kids fishing (and smoking, didn't notice that!) with swans in background.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Hepatica, 2016

The hepatica (Anemone americana) is the first wildflower of the spring. Called the snow breaker in other languages, and also the liverleaf because of the first leaves dark colour and shape. The later leaves are green - I guess there's some kind of frost protection in the red leaves as they survive under the snow.


Sunday, April 17, 2016

First Turtle of Spring

1st Turtle of Spring, Cooper Marsh Conservation Area. Turtle has been frozen under the ice all winter! Painted Turtle / Chrysemys picta marginata

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Crocus



No driving and reefers here!

"To all Drivers... do not leave motors running or reefers" - It's not that the drivers are smoking dope on the loading dock - reefers is a slang term for marijuana cigarettes but also for a refrigerated truck or container.
Loading dock, Toronto, c. 1999

Monday, April 11, 2016