May 3, 2021
In April, I started the first of six courses towards become a Certified Asset Management Professional. This is the first post-secondary style course I have taken in nearly 15 years.
Textbook readings, quizzes, and assignments each week have kept me pretty busy when I’m not working.
May 4, 2021
Every Tuesday night, from the fall until spring, I try to take part in the #WeGetOutside Twitter chat.
The general format is that the host asks one question every five minutes and participants respond using the #WeGetOutside hashtag in the answer. This is a great way to get some tips and tricks for getting outdoors.
May 5, 2021
While walking the dog, I came across this vibrant flowering shrub. The deep greens and reds were in sharp contrast to the cloudy and cool day.
PictureThis identified the plant as a flowering quince. It has an almost tropical look to it.
May 6, 2021
Speaking of flowers, the wildflowers continue to bloom in the Laurel Creek Conservation Area
This yellow marsh marigold can be found in low-lying wet areas. It’s a nice burst of colour among the tall brown reeds of last years’ cattails.
May 7, 2021
We were walking through the Conservation Area again and came across a pair of ducks. One of them was a male mallard and easy to identify.
I would have expected the other one to be a female mallard, but the dark feathers with the white patch isn’t something I’ve seen before.
May 8, 2021
I’ve always enjoyed looking up at the stars and taking long exposure shots of the night sky.
I haven’t had much of an opportunity to get the telescope out since I got it, but hopefully I can do more of that soon. This low-light shot would have been much better if I had used the flash and hadn’t rushed to get a picture in at the end of the day.
May 9, 2021
With the weather continuing to improve, that means more time for barbecue season!
Veggie burgers, chicken sausages, and salmon are the most common things we like to cook on the grill. Although, I wouldn’t mind trying a few new ideas as well.