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?


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...

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