On the way to our cottage we pass through the village of Lanark in Eastern Ontario. With a population of merely 800 people, Lanark is a quaint little town, known for its lilacs, maple syrup, Fitz’s Take Out and glorious hanging baskets.
As a gardener, I cannot help but notice and appreciate that someone takes the time each summer to plant, hang and water numerous hanging baskets, overflowing with colorful flowers…
This is no easy feat this summer as we have had a record amount of hot dry days that have left many a hanging basket wilted and sad looking. Not so these baskets, they have been gloriously beautiful all summer!
On our way to the cottage last weekend, we stopped to watch a huge (?osprey) nest that is perched on top of a light stand at the edge of a baseball field in Lanark, Ontario. Apparently, it is very common for osprey to build their nests on manmade structures such as telephone or light poles. As we watched one large bird and one small bird in the nest, another large (adult) bird approached to feed the baby. This is another time I wish I had a camera with a better zoom lens to get a closer shot of the mother and baby birds. As usual, I had to resort to the camera on my phone.