Looking south from Chiswick Line near Powassan.
Monthly Archives: August 2016
For whatever reason, this summer has seen a real paucity of wildlife on the shores of Lake Nosbonsing.
This morning I took some time in the boat and went looking for shorebirds. There are lots of gulls and cormorants but the population of Great Blue Herons and Kingfishers has been sparse all summer.
I got lucky today in that I spied a kingfisher on a perch who permitted me two shots from long distance before he flew off.
A blue heron flew in and landed nearby giving me a chance to sneak up on him a bit, but he was quite wary.
This is only the fourth Heron that I have seen on the lake this summer. Most other summers they are quite plentiful.
Is this the “New Normal”?
I’ve always thought of Hollyhocks as a bit of an old-fashioned flower, popular when I was young (a long time ago) and reminiscent to me of how gardens looked in the 1930’s and 40’s. Warm nostalgia runs through my mind whenever I see them.
Today’s rain reminded me that I had these photographs from Sweetman’s Garden in my files.