Thursday, July 31, 2008

Like a bird on a wire

Red Tailed Hawk, Jefferson County, NY

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I have been dying to get this shot for ages.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

A beautiful memorial

Last summer, a terrible motorcycle accident took the life of Heather A. Freeman. The butterfly house at our local zoo was renamed for her.

I didn't know Heather, but I don't think there could be anything more beautiful to honour her memory.

Here are some pics I took there today.

My Fifteen Minutes Approacheth

A few weeks ago, my husband encouraged me to submit my favourite daytrip to my favourite CBC radio show, Fresh Air, for their "Tell us where to go in the nicest possible way" promotion.

I just got off the phone with the host, Jeff Goodes. He is as delightful and down-to-earth on the phone as he is on his show.

This Sunday morning, at 0745, I'll get to talk to Jeff again about this trip! If you live outside the range of CBC Southern Ontario, and really want to know what this crazy blogger sounds like, you can hear a live stream from CBC Toronto!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

My husband rocks!

Yeah, he kicked butt on the Lufthansa quiz.

Then again, he's more well-traveled than I am. And he had a parachute on most of the time, too.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I think that bats are cool. I love to sit outside after dusk and watch them flit about, and I've even learned to cope with their presence within my own personal space.

But .. Sweet Sparking Jeebus, if I ever find a bat in my bra, while said bra is wrangling my bosoms into a socially acceptable form, please just shoot me and put me out of my misery!


Monday, July 07, 2008

Scared little bunny

Rescued from the clutches of a certain cat who shall remain nameless.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

It took me a while ..

.. but I finally beat my brother's score on a Lufthansa geography quiz.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Victory is mine!

I have finally scored a great photo of my favourite water bird, the Great Blue Heron!

Entymology lesson for the day

The Damselfly ~~

can be differentiated from ~~
The Dragonfly ~~

by observing the position of the wings while the insect is at rest.

The Damselfly holds its wings alongside its body, whereas the holds its wings horizontally.

I didn't know this, but my 10 year old did. It's a good thing we home school, or I'd never learn anything!