More Peanuts!

April 15, 2011

Blacky the Squirrel

Blacky the Squirrel waiting for his treat in the morning


Garden Flower Update

July 3, 2009

Here are some recent shots of the flowers we decided to have in the garden this year.  We thought we’d stick to the ones that do well, after experimenting with various plants in previous years.

I don’t know the names of a few of them, so if anyone knows, please comment and give me the real name of the flower.


Bleeding Heart (and oldie, but goodie)

I just call this a Pink Bell flower. I can’t remember the real name, so if anyone knows for sure, let me know.

Our Irises did well this year.

Peonies, another oldie but goodie!

Here are my Hostas before they flowered …

and after. You can’t have these growing in any area where deer congregate, otherwise they become deer-salad.

We’ve kept most of the tiger lilies in their original locations from last year. They do very well and keep their colour and shape for quite some time.

Two different types of clematis. The red variant is doing much better this year than it did last season.

The buttercups grow as fast as weeds, but give the garden lots of bright colour.

Thanks to sandrasoul, I now know this perennial as white plumes of the astilbe.


Cosmos (attracts the butterflies)

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If anyone know the name of this purple flower, please let me know.

American Goldfinch

May 15, 2008

We’re finally getting around to getting the garden up and running
for yet another season. Last week we decided to put up a special
feeder at the window to attract some of the smaller species.

This is the male American Goldfinch at the window feeder.

Male with female in the background.

The Black-capped Chickadee was the first bird I spotted at the feeder.

A New Group of Deer

April 7, 2008

There seems to be a new group of deer roaming about in the
ravine. Peg Leg seems to have disappeared. Perhaps he’s found
a new place to graze on the other side of Cootes Paradise.

At any rate, this new group seems to be somewhat younger.





Bear and Ginger

January 30, 2008

Latest picture of Bear with his friend Ginger, who has
been a guest at Bear’s home for the past couple of weeks.

Bear, January 2008


Ginger, January 2008



Peg-Leg (again)

December 12, 2007

Here are a few newer pictures of Peg-Leg the three legged deer.

This time the quality is better, as he was out on a day romp of snick-snacking on the remaining foliage in the yard.
More often, he’s out and about in the evening hours. Recently, I’ve noticed that there’s a younger buck
accompanying him. Perhaps one of his offspring.



Peg-Leg in the Yard

December 10, 2007

Here are a couple of fresh pictures of Peg-Leg the deer, who has somehow managed to survive through three winters in the raving at the back of our home.

He’s been munching on our cedar and Yew trees in the front yard. The yew tree, in particular, looks absolutely pathetic since his feeding frenzy.