On this Memorial Day weekend (USA) and Bank Holiday (England), and plain old spring weekend here in Canada, I offer a few random pictures taken in Port Credit, Ontario : Trilliums, Irises and a lone Mallard duck.
While there are abundant trilliums growing at nearby Rattray Marsh, as well as in local private gardens, these are the first trilliums I have seen in the BR Gardens. Hopefully, they will multiply, and be joined by new plantings.
Because trilliums are the designated provincial floral emblem of the Province of Ontario, they are not to be picked or dug up. If you'd like some for your own garden, head to a local nursery or proper garden center.
The evening before, at the end of a very warm day (29C / 84F), I walked home from the shops in Port Credit through Saddington Park. Just entering the park on the west side of the Credit River, south of the lighthouse, there is a short footbridge over a small creek.
A shaft of the setting sunlight shone through the leafy underbrush to put a spotlight on this Mallard, who appeared to be basking in its warmth. Had the sunlight not illuminated his bright green feathers, I doubt I'd have noticed him. As it was, he was some distance from me.
Only wish I'd had my good camera with 300mm telephoto : This is such a pretty scene, and my little digital camera doesn't do it justice.
And no jokes about 'poor workman' and laying blame :-)
If you're in Port Credit, Etobicoke, Missisisauga or any of the area towns, drop by Bruekcner Gardens for the rhodo tour tomorrow (Details, map)