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Half Past Mid-Winter, Quarter to Spring

I read somewhere today that we should name a 5th season in Calgary, because it’s so unbelievably nice out. I won’t go into details because I forget most of them already but I do remember that I was all “nuh-uh” to their claim that this […]

The Mutant Tomato

The Mutant Tomato

My Aunt bought these tomatoes on the vine, from a store in Regina, SK. They sat on her counter for two weeks by the time I got there and I spent a week so these taken around the end of the 3 week mark.

Go Play Outside!

Go Play Outside!

I was recently given a new to me Sony Digital SLR. I am in love. I’ve been super click happy, as I should be. While I love the weight, the size of images and it’s a camera that is JUST a camera – I still […]

Bug ID UPDATED

Bug ID UPDATED

It’s a Thrip!I was watering the jungle today and noticed the big slip we cut off of Sweet Potato Experiment #1 had more action than usual happening on it’s leaves. Tiny roundish black spots which I’m sure are eggs and 1mm (if that) squirmers, some […]

Busy Day For The Bio-sphere

Busy Day For The Bio-sphere

We had a busy day yesterday! I noticed the Stink Bug sitting on the outside of the screen so I started snapping like crazy. SO many unexpected bright colors. The last one of these I saw (and first one) last year was much bigger and […]

Don’t Lick This Plant

Don’t Lick This Plant

Dieffenbachia, also known as Dumb Cane, also known as Mother In Law Plant (not sure if there is a joke or insinuation in there somewhere) have¬† needle like calcium oxolate crystals called Raphides. I don’t really know that licking it would be that bad but […]

Questionable History

Questionable History

In case there was ever a question as to where my love for Mother Earth came from, we can look at these examples. Kids, in the late 70’s I lived in a lovely little Southern Manitoba prairie town called Melita. My mom grew up there. […]