Tuesday, July 8, 2014


What could be prettier - clematis and roses

Clematis with a Cherokee Chief Dogwood in the background
This time of year the clematis are spectactular. Mine is just coming into bloom, but some early blooming ones have already finished. Each week int he garden reveals some new plant coming into it's own. Isn't that what gardening is all about?

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Swan Song

Mute swans settling down for the night, assuming their flamingo pose.
I went to LaSalle Park in Burlington, Ontario yesterday to see if the Trumpeter Swans were there in the summer. They aren't. Where do they go? I read that rescued populations don't migrate very far. So are they in Wye March? I have a friend who feeds the swans in Wye Marsh, perhaps they are up there with him for the summer. I  like to think so, that seems just serendipitious.