Our 2021 garden: morning finds

While doing my rounds this morning, I topped up the small bird feeder. As I took it down from its hanger, I heard something fly out from the plants below. It turned out to be a goldfinch. It flew onto a nearby lilac branch, and just stayed there, watching me. As I went by again, … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: morning finds

Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?

Today, we definitely heated up fast! I was outside early to do my rounds, the watering, and hardening off the seedlings, managing to finish before things started getting too hot. We easily reached 30C/86F and probably went a bit higher. We even got heat alerts, and air quality warnings for those places dealing with wildfires … Continue reading Our 2021 garden: beating the heat, transplants, potatoes and … stalking goldfinches?

Critter(s) of the Day: count ’em

It's only 9C and dreary right now, and raining fairly heavily. Hard to believe we're supposed to hit 28C in less than a week! It feels more like October than September. So here is a photo from late June, when our feeding station was a lot busier with birds than right now! How many do … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: count ’em

Critter(s) of the Day: many bird visitors

There was one day in June when we got so many birds visiting at once. Especially goldfinches. It was really hard to choose photos for critter of the day! My older brother had given my parents hanging bird feeders as gifts, years ago. The church one was for my mother, and the barn was for … Continue reading Critter(s) of the Day: many bird visitors