Category: Nature

Christmas Greenery

Have you noticed that the holidays are filled with greenery? There is the Christmas tree of course, but traditionally mistletoe is hung about and evergreen boughs often decorate the house both inside and out. It is all very beautiful, but have you ever thought about when or why these bits of nature stepped into Christmas… Read more »

Leaves: A Gift From The Trees

Last weekend was a brilliant one. The sun shone with not a cloud in the sky and daytime temperatures were reminiscent of any great summer day. I am sure there were more than a few of you who stepped into the garden to take advantage of the warm weather, by starting your garden clean up…. Read more »

Look at that Swirl on a Burl!

What is a Burl exactly? Let’s start with an example, shall we. Do you see that bulbous lump in the middle of the tree in the picture to the left there? Hard not to notice, isn’t it? That my friend is a burl. A burl is an abnormal growth on a tree caused by some… Read more »

Southwestern Ontario is Under Invasion!

I think it is safe to say that Spring is finally here to stay. Pale feet are peeking out into the world from the freeing comfort of flip flops everywhere we look. Winter coats have been replaced by light spring coats, or no coats at all. Motorcycles are revving to life, as are a fair… Read more »