Monthly Archives April 2015

A Twist of Fortune

Categories: Books.

A Twist of Fortune is the fourth book in the Sgt Windflower mysteries set in small communities in Newfoundland on the east coast of Canada.  I have had the pleasure of reading the three previous book by Mike Martin and couldn’t wait to get this one. Sgt. Winston Windflower is a food loving member of the RCMP.  This book continues the romantic involvement of Sheila Hillier and Winston through some ups and down.  Sheila is arrested at the beginning of the book for helping to save the fish plant in Grand Banks.  If you have been following their romance you will love the ending
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Spreading Their Wings

Categories: Birds.

Capturing birds in flight is sometimes very difficult.  I have set one of my goals this year to try and capture more birds photos in flight and actually be able to get a shot that isn’t too blurry. I searched through my bird photos to find some with extended wings.  There were lots but they were so blurry.  I’m wondering why I saved those ones. This sparrow clings on with one claw and spreads its wings while it nibbles at what is left of the suet balls in the coil feeder. The ruby throated hummingbird takes off from the feeder.
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O for Osprey

Categories: Birds and Down by the Bay.

A favourite bird for us to observe and photograph is the osprey.  Osprey are fish eating birds of prey. There are a few osprey nesting platforms around the bay and on our walks we’ve always got our eye on them to see what activity is going on. The nesting platforms are high up on a pole with a wooden base and a perch for lookout.  Here you can see the male and female in the next of twigs.  There is a standard pattern for the nesting platforms if by chance you are interested in building one. They love to keep
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The Seeding Square

Categories: Seeds.

Do you want to make the best of the planting space you have and get the seeds spaced correctly for the best yield?  Plant by colour with 4 simple steps with a Seeding Square, from a company based out of Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. A seeding square will simplify your planting with colour coded holes perfectly spaced for various seeds. It is also a great way to get the kids into gardening. The chart included has instructions on one side and a planting guide on the other side. You look up the seeds you are planting and see if they require the red, yellow,
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