Good morning fellow flora appreciators,
I'll be brief this morning as I am not feeling the best. Getting a migraine is a new thing for me, but apparently it is becoming a thing.
Hope you all had an enjoyable weekend full of outdoor exploration and new flora finds! I spent a good part of my weekend running errands, but I've also been working on a document with all the names (common and latin) of all my flora finds which I hope to have completed and uploaded by the end of the week. Really starting to feel a sense of accomplishment (go me!), but still so much I want to do for the site.
Oh, and if you haven't joined me on Twitter yet - what better time than now!
Good evening fellow flora appreciators,
Saturday is errand day at my house. It's my only day off all week, and instead of being filled with leisure and relaxation, it is filled with running around. Groceries were first, done almost entirely at the Saturday Peterborough Farmers' Market. And then it was time for the bi-yearly purge...which I actually enjoy, there's something about putting out the trash that I find very appealing! Literally and metaphorically, ha! The glass of wine I am currently enjoying was much earned.
I also wanted to note, in part to share with you and in part because I don't want to forget, I came across a new book today that has been added to my ever expanding book list: Brilliant Green: The Surprising History and Science of Plant Intelligence.
Hope your weekend so far is fun filled, relaxing, or productive - whatever you like!
Good evening fellow flora appreciators,
Today was, once again, not a productive day in terms of site development. I volunteered to work and extra shift, they begged and I relinquished. And my site creation has sparked a creative light in my home and I have been recruited to assist with another project. Apparently I am now an expert at website creation! Ha!
Aside from that, it's aster season here in Peterborough! They are some of my favourites but can be a bit tricky to identify because 1) there are a lot of different specimens, and 2) they kind of all look the same. Makes for a bit of sleuthing when it comes down to it.
I am looking forward to being done my work shift (like everyone who has ever worked) and a relaxing evening tonight!
Hello fellow flora appreciators!
So...today was a bit of a write-off progress-wise for the development of the site. Instead of spending the day inside working on the compendium, I went out for a nice stroll off the trail and along a stream in University Heights Park. There were new wildflower sightings along my regular trail, but I was pleasantly surprised by how full the forest was of new fungus finds, most notably: stemonitis, hygrocybe, a mystery mushroom colony, among others.
After that, and I have a confession to make flora friends, I watched the Blue Jays game! I have been a lifelong flora enthusiast...and am a relatively new baseball fan!
The only compendium accomplishment today was the creation of a Twitter account, which I hope you will check out and follow me in the Twittersphere.
Hello fellow flora appreciators,
Well today has been a productive day! With it threatening rain outside, it's ending up being a great day to stay in and go over all the photographs I have captured this year and import them into the flora compendium. A bit of a tedious task, but also fun to relive all the paths I have taken so far this year. The Peterborough area has some truly stunning nature areas, and it's great to see the changes in composition as one plant grows, blooms, seeds and receded, only to replaced by the next variety.
Now that I have the bulk of the photos organized into their corresponding colour category, tomorrow I will begin adding the names of all the plants, and eventually I will add more information about the plants. And of course I will continue going for hikes and continue expanding the existing compendium and other aspects on this site.!