Year-Round

An American Goldfinch on a thorny stem. This photo was taken on September 19, 2021 in Cataraqui North. In southern Ontario, these birds are residents throughout the year.

200

Maple leaves changing colour. This photo was taken on October 19, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Maple trees can live up to 200 years.

Harmony

A profile of a Cosmos. This photo was taken on September 19, 2021 in our garden. “Cosmos” means harmony in Greek.

Peru

Marvel of Peru(?) in late summer. This photo was taken on September 2, 2021 near our home. These flowers can attract birds and butterflies.

Loveliness

Lavatera surrounded by Cosmos foliage. This photo was taken on August 6, 2021 in our garden. These flowers attract birds.

“Little Calendar”

Water droplets on a Calendula. This photo was taken on July 15, 2021 in our garden. The flowers and leaves can be eaten fresh or dried, although they are a bit bitter.

Pretty Poison

A trickle of sunlight on a lily. This photo was taken on July 15, 2021 close to home. These pretty flowers are poisonous to cats and humans.

Day’s Eye

An insect on the edge of a daisy. This photo was taken on June 17, 2021 in Cataraqui North. Daisies are edible.

Tiny visitor

Three roses and a tiny visitor. This photo was taken on June 13, 2021 close to home. Rose petals are edible and when soaked in water create rose water.