Very still this a.m. on the lake - the little dots are Canada Geese - lots of 'em. They used to fly south - no longer - apparently Oakville is just fine for the winter.
For the first time ever - I've managed to get all my bulbs in before the ground froze - just a little over 600 of them. Today it was -13C without the windchill, with a little snow expected this afternoon - definitely boots and hat weather. Thought I might get a couple more maintenance videos done for my other site - alas, outdoor gardening has come to an end, and frankly by December I think I'm ready, to sit by the fire and plan for next year.
One of my favorite seed catalogues arrived on Friday - Veseys Seeds from Prince Edward Island. I visited Veseys a year ago - seed packaging in many cases is still done by hand. The gal in charge had a canister of various sizes of little spoons and wee paddles that she used for many of the flower seeds. After the seeds are packaged, they're arranged on shelves. The orders are then picked by staff who use lovely old baskets that are made (and maintained yearly) by the areas Mi'kmac Indians. The trial gardens are beautiful and well worth a trip if you're ever in Prince Edward Island.
We were visiting friends for dinner on Saturday night and found this wonderful house just down the street - just had to put in a photo to share!