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Big Bunch of Flowers

New England Asters

This “bunch” of flowers was rescued from an about to be mown roadside last year (we collected a small friend for it yesterday). In the wild it achieved maybe 2 feet in height – this year it is at least twice that. There are a number of forms of this plant which can vary from one foot to six feet tall – what will it achieve in 2021?


  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: ILCE-7M2
  • Taken: 9 September, 2020
  • Focal length: 73mm
  • ISO: 500
  • Shutter speed: 1/80s

By |2020-09-11T17:51:12-04:00September 12th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments

Fall is getting Closer

Rescued

Last year we rescued this wild New England Aster from a nearby roadside just before the verge was cut down to ground level. Planted in the lawn it got its roots down and flowered at just below waist height – about where they usually reach. This year its flowers are level with my eyes so I guess it likes its new home.

A late flowering native plant, attractive to insects but a sign that summer is winding down at last. Still hot out there but fall is not many weeks away.


  • Aperture: ƒ/11
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 22 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 10.4mm
  • ISO: 400
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
By |2020-08-27T10:59:55-04:00August 31st, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers, garden|0 Comments

Community Centre with Flowers

I usually cringe at the sight of neon-bright “parks floral arrangements” but in mid summer it works quite well in front of the town’s Fritz Farm community centre.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Taken: 5 August, 2020
  • Focal length: 14.23mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/500s

By |2020-08-05T12:17:38-04:00August 8th, 2020|Baie-D'Urfe, flowers|0 Comments

Gooseneck Loosestrife

Lysimachia clethroides

A new venture this summer in the mead. Has a reputation for spreading, both by root extension and seed so we shall have to watch it behaves itself. Qualifies as a pioneer plant in its natural range. Attractive.


  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 19 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 143.15mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2020-07-20T14:05:52-04:00July 20th, 2020|flowers, garden|0 Comments
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