Over the holidays while driving past the park I caught sight of a white goose nosing about the park grass. On a hope that it was still there I went back on a brilliant sunny day to capture him/her on camera.
Isn't he lovely !
and friendly !
I spotted some Canada geese out on the water
That's the closest I could get without the camera jumping out of my hand.
And looking toward the west were some geese and mallard and three swans preening themselves.
Nice photo except for the green bottle. That's the reality I guess.
Bye bye from the ducks.
Yesterday morning I was up early to go to the Toronto Master Gardeners Technical Update. The theme of the conference was "Sustainable Horticulture". The conference and its speakers tried to make us think about what sustainable horticulture means, and how do we as master gardeners provide the right advice to the public. We listened to three very good speakers, Dr. David Galbraith of the Royal Botanical Gardens who spoke of Exploring Sustainability and Naturalization of Urban Gardens; Dr. Rebecca Hallett on Are you Bugged? Getting to know the Good Bugs in your Garden; and Sean James who spoke of the everyday loss of water to sewer systems and the need to use more permeable friendly materials. A very good day with a great lunch as usual.
However what we were not prepared for on the way into Toronto was the snow. No snow to speak of in the forecast, and yet by the afternoon we had 15-20 cm of snow on the ground. Terrible to drive through but lovely to look at. So here are a few pictures of what caught my eye in the garden.
Mushrooms in winter?
I have a thing for these cement mushrooms
That's it from snowy Burlington.