moblog uk

silly old moblog

by swamprose

user profile | dashboard | imagewall | swamprose maps


There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in

Mon pays, c'est l'hiver.

this man just became mayor of Toronto. it's strange times everywhere. EDIT. Nov 26 2012. Today Rob Ford was tossed out of office for breaking the law. All Toronto is celebrating

my dog blog

my Flickr photos, where my plants and fungus live












Search this moblog

Recent visitors

Friends

shitake Rez Dhamaka Dania bfish mysteritmo Laszlo Q. V. St-J. Xalieri EJ midlife taniwha

More...

rss rss feed

Things I saw that are not plants

black and white grasshopper, milk snake, millipede, monarch butterfly larva, orangey butterfly, swallowtail butterfly, snapping turtle, yellow bird, and triangular bug. I also saw, but did not get a photo of a coyote, deer, and the back end of a black bear running away.
9th Jun 2012, 03:19   comments (17)

flying far north

(viewed 1137 times)
These are Canada geese, real ones, not the ones that hang out in parks all year round. They are flying north to Hudson's Bay because they have not found a mate and they are about to moult, loose their feathers and not be able to fly, and be vunerable. So they go north now, in flocks. A lot of rejection here. It happens everywhere. Evidently Hudson's Bay is where to go to nurse your blues.
9th Jun 2012, 03:12   comments (0)

camping out in style

(viewed 747 times)
good coffee, no internets, food tastes better outside. no mosquitoes.
9th Jun 2012, 03:08   comments (13)

They look like big, good, strong hands. Don't they?

(viewed 1117 times)
I used to be embarrassed about my hands because they got older than the rest of me. But now I am proud of my old hands. They spent a lot of time making things--in glaze buckets, working clay, paper, soil and plants, and lately, holding a camera.
28th May 2012, 02:02   comments (9)

Toronto guerilla gardeners liberate a corner of Chinatown

A huge nursery donated thousands of dollars worth of plants to us. That means we have lots of great perennials to plant. The Chinese restaurant around the corner will water it, and a lot of people going by really liked it. It was hot, dirty and fun.
26th May 2012, 23:49   comments (5)

Lupines, eastern North America style

(viewed 889 times)
Once these lupines roamed eastern North America, but now they are rare. They can't grow without fire to split their seeds, and no one wants the savanna to burn anymore. Insurance problems. So it almost disappeared. The butterfly that needs it has gone. But in High Park, where I volunteer, we took the seeds from what was there and grew them, and now we have hillsides of it. I think we can ask the Karner Blue butterfly to come back now. This is one of my favourite flowers.
25th May 2012, 02:26   comments (9)

Guerilla gardeners and the High Park Elite Invasive Squad

(viewed 699 times)
I belong to groups now. One group plants things, the other rips plants out of the ground. It's all good.
22nd May 2012, 03:01   comments (3)

this weekend is guerilla gardening

(viewed 570 times)
have dug out everything I don't like, looking forward to meeting up with the crew on Sunday. ninja gardening. we be so sneaky.
17th May 2012, 00:20   comments (4)