PS: I updated The Cow Diaries. I'll try to post on there more often! I am surrounded by cows these days.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
And it was carnivorous, too...
Why I didn't become a naturalist is beyond me!
PS: MY friend Denise identified it as Pearly Wood Nymph. They turn into cool moths that look like bird poop (for reasons of camouflage!) In fact, I did a "Wood Nymph" Art Trading Card last August:
Here he is, all suited up and ready for action:
He was promptly pooed on by some bees!
The course was held at the Hector Dignard Blueberry Farm in Embrun. They also sell raspberries currants and, not surprisingly, honey!
The course was taught by Ontario bee inspector Brent Halsall, and two of the "Bee Girls" from the OBA's Tech Transfer Team, Mel and Janet.
I aspire one day to bee-keep in shorts, like the fearless Janet.
These were growing behind the hives and I have no idea what they are. The fruit was hard and green and the size of a large olive. I saw on on the ground that had started to turn red. I meant to ask what they were but forgot. Anyone?
And as you can see, the bees were happily flying about yesterday, as we learned about gloves to protect our hands from nasty chemicals:
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Meet Denver! He is a wonderful, well-trained border collie who responds to commands in French (not unlike our own dogs, although they have become a little more bilingual over the past three years!)
Denver loves a good tennis ball. He is being fostered by our friend Marie-Emmanuelle, who also fostered our dogs Sophie and Tristan for a couple of weeks before we took them in 2007. She is a dog-lover extraordinaire and also a great trainer (using all positive reinforcement!) Her own border collie Bïa looks like Einstein next to our dogs.
Sophie and Tristan were extremely excited to see Auntie Marie-Emmanuelle. It's too bad I didn't think to take pictures of them. I don't think they've ever forgotten her.
And the cheese is reeeeeally good too!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
The sky was dramatic, the water like glass:
Calgon, take me away! (If you remember that commercial, you're at least as old as me!)
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
This morning I got this:
"They're survey stakes."
"Whaa...?" (I had just woken up and was my usual, incoherent, drooling self.)
"They're survey stakes. They are marking out the edges of the toast, so that the cashew butter doesn't get spread too far. They also double as handy handles for eating your toast!" Gordon helpfully explained.
He just gets funnier and funnier all the time. It used to be my job to be the smartass of the couple, but now The Bearded One is striving for that crown!
Saturday, June 19, 2010
If you're in the area, the SD & G Ontario SPCA, located in Cornwall, Ontario, is having an adult cat "sale" from June 14 to 21st:
ADULT CAT SALE
Discounted Cost $100.00
For this fabulous price you get a happy furry friend who is spayed/neutered, has shots, 6 weeks free insurance, advantage, and a microchip.
Come see these gorgeous adult cats during adoption hours and find a new friend.
Sale from June 14th to June 21st, 2010
For more information call (613) 936-0072
Click here for the shelter website.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Fran and Holly did a great job of hanging the artwork!
There were lots of beautiful things to look at and buy. I love Brian Schofield's turned wood objects:
Gordon bought her juicer:
Make plans to attend Art Fayre 2011!