Tree Square – July 9, 2021

thanks to Becky B for hosting Tree Squares for the month of July,

Many parts of Ontario are infested with Gypsy Moth caterpillars this year. High Park was over-run with them two weeks ago and last week the trees around our cottage were covered with them. Unfortunately they chew through the leaves and can completely defoliate a tree.

The photo on the bottom was taken at High Park earlier this week. Normally this time of year the canopy is so dense that you wouldn’t be able to see the pond from that vantage point.


Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

delicate |ˈdelikit| adjective

1 very fine in texture or structure; of intricate workmanship or quality:

2 easily broken or damaged; fragile;

3 requiring sensitive or careful handling:nouna delicate fabric or garment made of such fabric

.delicately adverb ,delicateness noun

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Diving for Frisbees and Fuzzy Caterpillars

….. more fun things from the cottage

After 23 years, I finally got my staircase to the second floor. No more ladder. Hooray!

My cousin and his girlfriend spent 3 days at the cottage with us. PW helped the guys with building the staircase while M helped with the meals.

After the staircase was finished K and I had time to enjoy the beach.

Our crazy dog, Frances. loves to chase and retrieve her yellow frisbee. Unfortunately if the frisbee is right side up it sinks in the water. NO problem. Frances dives for it until she finds it and then surfaces and brings it back to shore.

PW and I continue to experiment with our cameras. On Sunday a little caterpillar joined us on the picnic table. It was tricky taking his picture because he was constantly moving. These were taken with my Lumix Panasonic DMC-FH1 on the macro zoom setting.