*_* © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Hydrangea Nikko blue.
If a tree grows © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
… or maybe two or three. On rue Notre-Dame… that little park where the bicycle is always chained at the fence in front
mandarins © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Was only just congratulating myself for having gotten through the winter bug-free. Alas, I spoke too soon with just a mere few weeks to go until Spring… copious amounts of Vitamin C (and monster-sized antibiotics) have not done the trick so far. If just sleep alone did the trick, then I should pronounce myself cured… and then some. :(
Monarch Population Hits Lowest Point in More Than 20 Years | Stories | WWF -
In the most recent migration, fewer of the orange- and red-winged monarchs made it to the end of the journey than ever before. The monarch butterfly population in Mexico was the lowest ever since 1993.
Monarch © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
Last year I did not see a single solitary monarch butterfly visit my garden. In fact, I could count the number of butterflies I saw last year on hand… don’t even get me started on the declining number of bees. I’ve put a link on my Flickr page to a WWF article on the declining population of monarchs should anyone care to read it… or, instead, look up.
Addicted to Likes: How Social Media Feeds Our Neediness - The Cut -
ftp: “I think people give too much value to the like,” he concluded. “People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions.”
Blush ‘n bloom © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
… blooming lovely but I wish I knew the name of this pretty little thing…
Cheers and many thanks to Pete at photosworthseeing for featuring “Dance Me to the End of Love” on PWS today - between that and a gold in both curling and hockey… well I’d venture to say it’s been a veritable hat trick kind of day. No doot aboot it, eh… it was most definitely worth getting up this morning to see! Yay… go me and go Canada! :D
They’re Back!! © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
… well almost. Officially they are back at the Botanical Gardens starting on February 20th! Meet me there?? Meantime, you can enjoy one from last year’s visit.
Dance me to the end of love © SharonB (iammacgirl) on Flickr.
… even more snow just leaves me wishing even more fervently for Spring…