Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I'm still sorting photos from the weekend. I've narrowed the ones from the first garden we visited (The Secret Garden of Boundary Bay) down to 33 worth posting. These are three of them. (Now it's down to 30.)

Tomorrow, I'll do the final sort on those, and post my favourites.

After that, in no particular order, I'll blog a passel of worms from Boundary Bay, miniature clams, some strange bird behaviour, an antique church turned wedding chapel and its garden, a bit of up-valley scenery (Chilliwack area), and a window into the life of carpet beetles. That's enough to keep me out of mischief for a while.



  1. Hi,
    I just found your blog while looking at lichens on google images. I love it. Your photos are great inspiration! I am on the east coast, Newfoundland, and I love the wonderful contrast of your place and mine.
    Thanks so much.

  2. I love the first picture. Do you mind sharing what lens you used when taking it?

  3. Hi Wanderin' Weeta,

    Your red and green beetle on the yellow mustard is a Scarlet Malachite Malachius aeneus. It is a kind of soft-winged flower beetle (family Melyridae). They seem to be in decline in the UK, but are doing well in North America. Well, at least they used to be ok here in Edmonton, but I haven't seen any this year. It's still cold and dreary here and not many flowers to feed at yet.



  4. Hi, Andrea! I'm glad you found my blog. I love the idea of turning lichen patterns into art.

    Ordinary girl; Our cameras are basic Olympus single-lens machines. The red and yellow tulip was taken on the Olympus SP-570UZ. It does a better job with colour than the slightly older SP-55...

    Dave; Thanks! I'll update the post accordingly.


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