July is peak wildflower season in the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy nearby nature while keeping watch for colourful blossoms and pollinators. It's also time for harvesting early crops from our edible garden. And for nipping any garden pests or diseases in the bud.
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Nearby Nature Project: 2022 June
Welcome to the latest instalment of the Nearby Nature Project! Over 25 years ago I learned that fostering my relationship with Mother Nature is essential to my well-being. So I garden, walk, hike, cycle and/or kayak just about every day. I’m not alone in discovering that being outside is good for mind and body. Mainstream …
30 Days of Nature: Repeat Monthly
Canada's 30x30 Nature Challenge, organized by the David Suzuki Foundation, runs every year for the month of May. Not that I need a reason for getting outside every day, but I have diligently applied the appropriate hashtags to my month of May nature photos for the past three years, about the same length of time …
Photo Blogging Challenge – Closeup (October 2015)
For this month's photo blogging challenge I opted for a series of macro photographs showing the blossom-cycle of purple coneflowers growing in our Calgary back yard.
Replanting Our Yard – Part 2
Since planting our first batch of 100 perennials on May 1, followed by a second batch a few days later, we've been to the nursery at least twice more, bringing the total number of new perennials in the yard to about 250. The new plantings are doing remarkably well considering the adverse weather events that …