Foto Friday

by Leslie Cox; Friday; April 5, 2024

Our first Rufous male hummingbird arrived this week. He greeted me from his perch in the berberis outside the living room window.

It is my understanding these migratory hummingbirds always return to the territory they establish near to where they were born. And true to form, he started his “J” mating dive yesterday afternoon. A female Rufous must have arrived who I have not spotted yet.

Teaser Tuesday

by Leslie Cox; April 2, 2024

You just never know how the weather is going to treat your garden from year to year or even month to month.

                                                                     Back garden – April 1, 2023

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Did you know?

by Leslie Cox; Monday; April 1, 2024

Did you know…

            … goosebumps are caused by a muscle?

 At the base of every hair follicle are tiny fan-shaped muscles called arrector pili. These muscles contract when the body is cold in an effort to warm the body up and cause a person’s hair to “stand up straight” on their skin…aka goosebumps.

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Quote of the Week

by Leslie Cox; Sunday; March 31, 2024

I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection
and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.

 ~ William P. Young

Duke of Compost & Duchess of Dirt

September 1999 – part of our first harvest as new farmers
in the Comox Valley Farmers Market

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Foto Friday

by Leslie Cox; Friday; March 29, 2024

Mourning Cloak butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa)

This is a rare visitor to our garden. I would have to look back in my photo files but we think it has been about seven years since this butterfly species has made an appearance. And it definitely loves the Pieris japonica because each time we spotted it over 2 – 3 days it was feasting on the flowers.

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