Monday, September 15, 2008

Bits of Colour at the Cottage

Rain, on and off all weekend. Drove home through the worst of it - remnants of Ike - received 60mm south of Barrie - last night. At home, it looks as if there was some wind and perhaps a bit of rain - we were very lucky.

Walked up to and around some of the holes of the local golf course - apparently they're going to a no-phosphate fertilizer next year - more expensive in the short run, but much better for the surrounding lakes. I was horrified to see folks right down on the lake with grass lawns that looked like they were force-fed nitrogen. So much for that "welcome to the Canadian wilderness look" - almost swear you were in Disney Land.


Between rain fall tromped into my sister-in-law's meadow and took some snaps - anyone have any idea what the ferny bit with the little red berries is?

2 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh you are so lucky! It looks like you stumbled upon some wild asparagus! Do a Google image search for asparagus berries and you will see what I mean. If you remember where you found them then next spring you can go out and gather wild asparagus. What a find!

Barbarapc said...

Cynthia,
That's terrific - thank you! With any luck those berries will have seeds that take hold to make the patch bigger.
Barbara