20160525 A trip to Burwash — Mustard White

We decided to check out the progress of spring at the old Burwash Industrial Farm … a prison farm closed in the 1970s … now a source of interesting flora and fauna.

On the way we detoured to the Hwy 522 pond for some artsy photography…. stuff that caught my eye …

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Log and lilies  à la  Claude Monet, one of  my favourite artists …

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The wild mustard was blooming profusely at Burwash.   This bloom’s visitor looked ready to leap!

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This visitor (with strange eyes) is having a drink  of nectar (from a mustard plant!)

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withdrawing proboscis, lifting wings, lifting feet ….

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In the air, with proboscis coiling and legs retracting.   I must pay more attention to what a butterfly does with its legs when flying or flitting.

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Yes, the above butterfly  is called this descriptive name!

A week or so ago I misidentified a hawthorn blossom.  That was probably some sort of wild apple (Malus)  of the rose family.  This is the haw that we have around here.

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This barn with pincherries in bloom is on Hartley Bay Road, west of Hwy 69, just north of the French River.

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It has been about a year since I got serious about posting my little sights and insights on this blog.  So, just now, I just decided to spend 10 minutes enjoying Louie Schwartzberg: Nature.  Beauty.  Gratitude.     Best when full screen.

Nice, eh?   Highly recommended every once in a while.  (I think that Schwartzberg also liked Monet.)

4 thoughts on “20160525 A trip to Burwash — Mustard White

  1. Tom – “Nice” does not cover these – partial to the first 2 “artsy” ones. Thank you for seeing!!

  2. Love these photos. Great job and look forward to what the summer brings. Have an awesome weekend Tom.

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