Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art

Earth and Sky is a 50-metre work of banner art created by Shuvinai Ashoona of Cape Dorset and John Noestheden of Amsterdam at the National Gallery of Canada. It hangs in the long ramp leading to the galleries. The banner’s images reflect Arctic landscapes and cosmic visions. It is part of a huge city-wide show, Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art.

Sakahàn—means “to light [a fire]” in the language of the Algonquin peoples.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Centro Bus Hub

...easy to use, clean, comfortable, and a vast improvement for Downtown and all bus riders!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Black Pond Wildlife Management Area

...where the pond breaks through a sand barrier to reach Lake Ontario. South of this point is sand dunes and beaches; north is weathered flat rock, barren or with a thin layer of soil, extending northward more or less all the way to the St. Lawrence River. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Summer Snowflake at El Dorado Beach Preserve

Leucojum aestivum (Summer snowflake) is not native to North America. It was introduced from Europe/Asia, and is thriving at El Dorado. It belongs to the lily family.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hummm...Probably Not!

Poutine (pron.: /puːˈtiːn/; French: [putin], Quebec French:[put͡sɪn]) is a common Canadian dish (originally from Quebec), made with french fries, topped with brown gravy and cheese curds.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Ottawa Tulips are Peaking!

Princess Irene paired with grape hyacinth.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Ottawa Tulips

We go north every year to see this show!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Domaine Mackenzer-King in the Gatineau Hills

A folly at Domaine MacKenzie-King outside of Ottawa in the Gatineau Hills. 

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Perennial Forget-me-not

Brunnera macrophylla

Brunnera macrophylla is not to be confused with the common forget-me-not, Myosotis,
the abundant flower that self seeds and offers a riot of early color. Myosotis soon takes on the characteristics of a weed and can be pulled, a few at a time, whenever the gardner has a spare moment while waiting for the dog.

Brunnera macrophylla is a little taller and a perennial that can be deadheaded and left for another year.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Korean Spicebush Vibernum

This viburnum fills our yard with fragrance at all hours for almost two weeks in early May.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Mountain Goat Winners!

They finished just 7:13 minutes apart! 
Matthew Kiplagat and Maegan Krifchin 
climb the Colvin Street hill toward Comstock Ave.
I admire anyone who runs even a part of the Mountain Goat. 
It's a very tough race, and it was a hot day. Bravo to all!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Sculpture: Syracuse Flowers at OCC

Cestmir Suska's Syracuse Flowers on the Onondaga Community College campus.