Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Campbell Valley Regional Park

Campbell Valley Regional park is located in Langley, BC and one of my favourite parks. I was happy to be able to visit it on a sunny summer evening recently. I took along some seeds to feed the hand-tamed chickadees, but they all seemed to be rather busy, so I took a bunch of photos instead. I'm including a photo from a couple of years ago, just so you can see the chickadee eating out of my hand.
Wildlife Garden
Little River Loop Trail
Large Native Ferns
Mmm, someone left some seeds here
Wildflower Meadow

Annand Rowlatt Farmstead and someone still lives here
Annand Rowlatt Farmstead
There's a trail for horses

Where the chickadees hang out

Photo from 2011

This Song Sparrow found some seeds too
Little River Loop Trail 
The Nature house that I have yet to find open but maybe one day...

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

July Blooms

 We've had lovely weather so far this July, with most of the days being comfortably warm but not too hot. The biggest chore in my summer garden is remembering to water.  So far so good, but watering is one of the few chores I tend to forget. Then of course there is the ever constant need to weed. Good thing I rather like weeding.
      I'm sharing another photo of Anemone De Caen, one of the few flowers that wasn't chomped on by a hungry snail or some other creature. I think I will have to buy some more of these lovely bulbs for next year, and place them in a spot with less likelihood of being eaten. Next is a photo of the buds on my spirea,  and the teeny tiny flowers on my True Elfin Thyme, which is in my miniature garden. Next up is the airy and delicate annual called Nigella, Bachelor Buttons and a Daylily.
Anemone De Caen
True Elfin Thyme
Bachelor Buttons 
Bachelor Button
Bachelor Button