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

World-Champion Thistle

Shouldn’t be this tall

This is a specimen of the common or bull thistle – Scottish emblem etc. According to the books it should reach a heigh of around three feet tall and certainly no more than five on a good day. This specimen which has established itself in the garden has, as you can , see not read the books and has exceeded all expectations. We are allowing it to flower but not to set and distribute seeds – 500 seeds per flower with an in-soil viability of ten years!


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 13 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 177.86mm
  • ISO: 320
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2020-07-13T10:57:14-04:00July 17th, 2020|flowers, garden|0 Comments

Pollinator Patch

A portion of the garden with insect attracting native flowers – monarda, golden rod, two species of milkweed. The monarda also attracts Hummingbirds. There is a dogwood in there too but its flowers came earlier in the year.


  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 13 July, 2020
  • Focal length: 56.39mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

By |2020-07-13T10:45:11-04:00July 15th, 2020|flowers, garden|0 Comments
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