Scenes from the Ottawa Tar Sands Action on September 26, 2011:
27 September 2011
This isn't from Monday at all, since I spent Monday doing other things, more on which later. I took this picture on Sunday afternoon, but if I didn't tell you, you wouldn't have known the difference. I'd love to be a skilled enough photographer to have captured the golden light that exists in the forest right now. It's almost impossible not to be cheerful when immersed in that glow.
19 September 2011
|1:00pm 21C sunny|
This week did mark our first frost, so I decided to harvest the winter squash along with the last of the cucumbers. I took my chances with tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, because I could easily cover them, and I was able to keep them alive this time to hopefully ripen some more fruit before the next frost. The orange beauty in the centre (and the two smaller squash on either side) is a Potimarron squash grown from seed given to me by Ottawa Gardener this spring. It is said to taste of chestnuts. I think I will keep it somewhere where I can admire it for a while before eating.
12 September 2011
|5:00pm 25C cloudy|
Asters are blooming all over. I always get a warm, fuzzy feeling when I see asters and fallen leaves. Can you tell I like this time of year?
06 September 2011
|10:00am 15C overcast|
Any excuse for a picture of a couple of the "littles" as I call our 10 week old chicks. Martha, the Barred Plymouth Rock, is the prettiest of all the chickens - which makes up for her anxious and rather dopey disposition.