Photo of the Day – 2017-06-13

Coreopsis blooming in our backyard. (June 2017)

Photo of the Day – 2017-06-12

Lilacs have been in bloom for the past three weeks or so and are starting to fade, at least the ones in the yards of Parry Sound. This one, starting to show evidence of old age is from our front yard. There are a variety of different lilacs in the Tower Hill Heritage Garden that should be blooming for the next couple of weeks. (June 2017)

Photo of the Day – 2017-06-11

Fishing off the North Shore Rugged Trail in the Big Sound late in the day. That’s Survey Monument jutting out into the water. (June 2017)

Photo of the Day – 2017-06-10

With so much starting to bloom in Parry Sound it’s hard to overlook the Lily of the Valley that grows as ground cover in much of our backyard. Another ‘foreign import’ it is apparently quite poisonous, especially the berries, containing many different cardiac glycosides. (June 2017)

Photo of the Day – 2017-06-09

The azaleas may be in full bloom by the first week of August in Georgia in time for the Master’s Tournament, but it in Parry Sound it takes until the first week June. A pale yellow azalea blossom from our backyard. (June 2017)

Photo of the Day – 2017-06-08

This is a ‘twofer’ day, the same image looked at in two different ways, as shot and as cropped. (Click on the either image for a closer view.)

The image below was shot from the top of the tower at Tower Hill Heritage Garden a couple of days ago in the late evening. When looking out west from the tower, if you look closely, you can see patches of water to the west towards Killbear Park and Georgian Bay. There is of course lots of water looking north towards the Big Sound. The photo below was shot looking west with a longer lens and provides a bit more detail than the naked eye will afford. The second image is a crop from the first image and provides more detail. You can more clearly make out the point of Killbear Park and the navigation marker. Looking to the right you can make out the marker on Carling Rock, and the Pancakes behind it. Beyond that is Georgian Bay and the horizon. Cameras not only allow you to record, they can also help you to see. (June 2017)

Photo of the Day – 2017-06-06

Dames-rocket (Hesperis matronalis) is another Eurasian import, and one of my very favourite spring flowers. These have been planted but still run wild in our backyard and come in a variety of colours. This pink-purple variety have just started to bloom and should be around for the next few weeks, I hope. (June 2017)