Showing posts from August 24, 2008

Carden Cove Rambling

Hang on to summer. But fall is coming and that's my absolute favourite season. It's all good. It's been a very busy week or so, the mind is tired, and so the photos will have to speak for themselves.

Mink Falls

Meander with me over to Mink Falls. This little gem is close to where I live and is typical of the terrain and plentiful waterfalls in the region. Most are hard to get to. This one is not. On a very hot day there is no place better on the planet than to be sitting under the water falls. Sans clothing is good too . Anyhow, tonight was just an opportunity for photographs and to be with a friend. We looked at the nepheline syenite rock and saw how the natural jointing in it made it weak along certain perpendicular planes. When the last glaciation event occurred around here, a mere 10,000 years ago, the huge ice sheets plucked these blocky boulders away and helped to produce this cliff. While my dogs went wading and swimming, a couple was fishing a little below the falls. And as we were about to leave, a family arrived and sat for a picnic on the ledges above the falls. A glorious day to be alive. Glad you meandered over here with me.

Mystery Plant Identification

Hello My Fellow Gardeners; I've been in this house two summers now and I stil don't know what this plant is. (I can't seem to move photos around very easily in this format, so I am referring to the fourth photo. It grows easily in the corner of my garden, climbing the wooden fence and threatening my neighbours' extensive backyards. It has a woody vine. Little berry or grape-like clusters (could it be a wierd variant of a grape?). I don't even recall seeing the little berry-like things last year. And there are tiny pale yellow flowers.
So anyone out there with the knowledge?
And just because its so lovely, a couple more garden shots for my friends.