Canada 150 – #8 – Squirrel Nutkin.

Canada 150 - #8 - Squirrel Nutkin.

You may ask – what does this little character have to do with Canada 150? I am soooo glad you asked!  There are two ties, one obvious and the other not so much. Let me tell you about them.

The obvious: the Eastern Grey Squirrel is native to Eastern North America, and as such we are quite accustomed to seeing them here in southwest Nova Scotia. They have become increasingly domesticated in recent years and thus are even more evident. Their antics are a frequent source of entertainment in the Gardens, although often a source of frustration for our gardeners.

The not-so-obvious: Beatrix Potter, author of Squirrel Nutkin, would be 150 if she were still alive. She was born July 28, 1866, shortly before the confederation we are now celebrating. How’s that for a piece of useless trivia?


Project 366 – Day 24 – Catching some Rays.

Project 366 - Day 24 - Catching some Rays.

Aside from the allure of a kitty enjoying the sun, I was also attracted by the interesting conehead shadowplay…

Project 366 – Day 18 – Sentinel.

Project 366 - Day 18 - Sentinel.

This crow perched in a tree by the causeway caught my attention today.

Project 366 – Day 14 – Watching Me Like a Hawk

Project 366 - Day 14 - Watching Like a Hawk

Some days, the photo just comes to you. Today was such a day, when this juvenile red-tailed hawk flew right by the office window and perched in a nearby tree. Very cooperative creature!

WWW 365 – Day 12 – Jan 12, 2013

What a Wonderful World… for birds!


WWW 365 – Day 1 – Jan 1, 2013

Day 1 of my 2013 Photo Challenge found me at Mickey Hill Pocket Wilderness, snowshoeing with my friend Bill and his dog Rosie (well, truthfully, Rosie was not snowshoeing!).

Rosie loves the snow, resulting in a number of snowy dog shots. This one was the fan favourite, as determined by some friendly voting on my Facebook Page. Here, Rosie thinks she heard the word  T-R-E-A-T!


Running in second place in the voting was my fave – Rosie rolling in the snow.


It was a beautiful walk in the woods. Go if you get the chance!




Project 7×52 – Week 34 – Frogs

There has been a population explosion in the Historic Gardens this year… of frogs!


#1 – Camouflage

#2 – BUD…

#3 – WEIS…

#4 – Frog Duel. There is not room in this pond for both of us !

#5 – Me and my Dad.


#7 – Frankie One-leg.

If you wander near the ponds, you will see dozens and dozens of frogs every time!



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