Squash Bee


A pair of bumble bees at work inside a male squash flower – hopefully they will later find themselves in a female flower and be able to put the pollen to good use.

  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 21 July, 2021
  • Focal length: 8.8400001525879mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s

By |2021-07-21T16:51:09-04:00July 21st, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, garden, INsect, vegetables|0 Comments


The Garden and Orchard at Fritz

The larger-than-it-looks plot beyond the young trees is the Garden at Fritz (the young trees are part of the Orchard at Fritz) is a volunteer scheme to grow vegetables for local food banks.  When I am not taking photographs that often where you will find me – a therapeutic and useful activity for older people … younger people too if they would like to join us but sadly, they for the most part (there are exceptions) are not interested in helping the less fortunate members of the community. At least not if it means getting their hands dirty.

  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: iPhone 8
  • Taken: 27 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 3.99mm
  • ISO: 20
  • Shutter speed: 1/296s

By |2020-08-31T16:50:56-04:00September 4th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape, vegetables|0 Comments


High Productivity

This is a small part of one of the three newly installed raised vegetable beds we are experimenting with this year – dense plantings of tatsoi, mizuma, aubergines, roquette.

Elsewhere peppers, tomatoes, carrots, chard, peas, bunching onions and few other good things. Coming though just now are germinating bush beans.

Planned succession is the secret.

  • Aperture: ƒ/3.5
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 9 June, 2020
  • Focal length: 31.33mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
By |2020-06-12T10:25:19-04:00June 12th, 2020|garden, vegetables|0 Comments
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