At the expense of looking like a tourist I took these 3 photos showing one small, little, lonely Maple tree most likely overlooked by the hordes of park visitors wanting to shoot “fall colours”. Male maple tree leaves turn red (shown) while female leaves turn bright orange-yellow but check these facts – I’m not a botonist.

All photos of the same tree.

You can see this on Instagram too:
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A really quick post, since it has been a few months since I posted anything.  It’s not that there is nothing that I think is interesting to post, just that I’ve been busy on other website work and carpentry projects.

I’ve been using the excuse that I have used my twitter account to post neat stuff.  This goes against my idea of resisting the “shiny object syndrome” or SOS that inflicts North American society.

I fail myself.  The links are on the left in the twitter feed 🙁

I thought I’d spread the word about another website that I’d found.  22 May, 2015 is tomorrow.  Each year they have a theme and some of the previous years have good information on different aspects of biodiversity.


An 18th century illustration of some hand tools
An 18th century illustration of some hand tools, click on the image to go to Wikimedia Commons source image location.



I’ve had a little bit of a break from work, which is good. There are many projects around the acreage that need my attention.

The first one is a little fence mending. Time flies by and it seems like yesterday but it was 6 years ago that I put up the fence on the north side of the property. The landowner that surrounds our acreage grazes cattle. We all know that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence. Cows know this too, so they stretch the barbed wire while they eat the grass on my side of the fence. It’s a simple matter to un-tie the wire, tighten and re-tie. I just don’t have a wire stretcher