Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Ghost of an airfield

The field used to be an airport for model planes. The runway was plowed over but some wreckage left behind. Gray's Creek Conservation Area, Cornwall, Ontario

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Purdon 2016

Blue Flag Iris (Iris versicolor)
Insect pollinators

Shinleaf, Pyrole elliptique
Pyrola elliptica
Cloudberries, Rubus chamaemorus
Cotton grass, Eriophorum gracile

Monday, June 13, 2016

Prince of Persia yellow roses, passionflowers

Persian yellow roses, lots of blooms and well ahead of other roses in garden, also survived winter with little kill.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

My Mister Hockey Moment

I was in the Desert Rose Cafe in Elora when it was still on Mill Street around 1997. I'd gone to the men's room which was in a section that was closed with the lights off. Someone was in it, so I just waited and tried to make a little noise to let whoever was inside know that someone was there so they wouldn't be startled when they opened the door.
The door opened and out came a guy in his late sixties, but ramrod straight and strong looking. Quick glance at me that said "Hey, I can still take you!" and he looked like he could.
I thought, "I know that guy...wait... it's Gordie Howe!"
He was at a table with his wife Colleen. I think they were staying at the Mill Inn next door.
They looked like they were just trying to get away by themselves for a bit. I didn't say anything to them.