I’ve Declared War!

Normally a peace loving person, I draw the line at garden pests.

Death to the Scarlet Lily Beetle!

These voracious little sex machines were first spotted reproducing among my lilies last summer. My first sighting was of two of the little beasties doing the horizontal mambo in the foliage. Once I realized what I was looking at, it was war!

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Yup. It Must be Summer.

Happy Victoria Day!

It’s that long weekend so many Canadians look forward to. May long weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Since retiring a few years ago, I tend to lose track of long weekends, but it’s impossible to ignore this one. Continue reading

Another Bumpy Re-entry

Alternate title: Jet Lag is an Asshole.

Re-entry (or coming home) can be a bumpy ride. I’ve been to Europe a few times, but until recently returning to Canada from Australia, I had never fully appreciated the effect of jet lag. I’ve learned a few things about this physiological condition called desynchronosis since being smacked right between the eyes with it. This was a painful lesson.

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