First Ski

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First ski of the season today. It warmed up to around -7 Celsius and not too much wind. A great day!

Subtle shades

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Delicate shades of gold and white on blue and brown. It’s that time of year again, when the sun is low in the sky. It’s cold but beautiful!!

Muskeg Creek

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Looking down at Muskeg Creek, from the viewpoint near the picnic shelter:

Hard Frost

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We’ve had a couple of frosty nights already, then last night the temperature went down to -7.6 degrees Celsius. Time to rescue the remaining carrots! It did not get very warm today, only up to 7.7 degrees Celsius! The forecast … Continued

Steele Lake

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This weekend I had the opportunity to visit Steele Lake. We had a bit of rain, but then it cleared up. Steele Lake is in Cross Lake Provincial Park. Since the park surrounds the lake, the shoreline and wetlands are … Continued

Marigolds

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A splash of colour from Marigolds, this bunch is Burpees’ Best Mix, a “free-flowering French mixture”. My Grandmother always had Marigolds in her garden. Marigolds are excellent companion plants for many vegetables.

Early Sunglow Hybrid

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It was a nice weekend to be outside in the garden. I planted Early Sunglow Hybrid this year. It’s been doing well despite all of the rain. It’s not that tall – I am kneeling to take the photo. 🙂 … Continued

Rainbow

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We’ve had lots of rain recently. This evening we had a nice rainbow in between the thunder storms.

Potatoes survive & thrive

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It’s the June Solstice! The plants are taking advantage of the long days. Our potatoes were damaged by frost earlier this June but they have quickly bounced back and are thriving.