In May 2011, after four years of life on McNutt's Island, we moved to Montreal. This blog remains, though, as a (sort of) daily record of our time on the island, and a winding path for anyone who would like to meander about among its magical places. For additional perspectives and insights I recommend Greg's book, Island Year: Finding Nova Scotia (2010), and my Bowl of Light (2012). I'll continue to post once in a while. If you do want to read this blog, one option would be to begin at the beginning of it (which is, as we all know, in blog-world, at the end), and read forward, concluding with the most recent entry. It's a journal, really, so it does makes more sense if you read it that way. But, you know, read it any way you like.

Friday, August 20, 2010

why there will always be pasture thistle

A few random images from around the house this week...This year I barely noticed the grapes and did them not a single favour, yet they bountiful. In the next month they'll begin to ripen into purple.
The deer are once again enticed by late summer's fallen apples.
On the mainland the lupines have been over and done with for quite some time. The island is about a month behind on growing things, even though it's just across the water.
A caterpillar claims the best view from atop a red chair.
The downy seed clouds of the pasture thistle take off at the slightest breeze. Then off they float, hither and yon, to search for next year's home. They look like light-weights but they are not to be underestimated.


Piecefulafternoon said...

Great photos - I just love your island.

Janet said...

Lovely to watch the season begin to turn again!

Anonymous said...

What a dear little face to see peeking out from behind those rocks. Your caterpillar looks just like ones I've seen here lately.