It has been endlessly hot with temperatures around 28 or 29C every afternoon. However, most mornings it is around zero. My poor potatoes have been zapped with frost so many times I am not sure they are going to make it.
I have not had much time for walking, but occasionally I get a chance to get about. The wildflower season is marching on. Cow parsnip.
This beetle was drowning in nectar.
The paintbrush are looking a little ragged.
The cut-leafed anemone has gone to seed.
The yellow Rattle is coming into its own.
This is the kind of thing I see every morning from my window. It is amazing that we have no smoke from forest fires. (That white stuff is mist from the river: remember, in the shade, it is zero degrees!)
The turning season is bringing on diseases. Here is a blasted saskatoon berry seen near Alexis Creek. What appears to be a fungus is sprouting from the berry itself.
Close to home, some young cottonwoods are sporting a very showy infestation.
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