O, Canada

Update: It seems I won't be able to find the time to go through these images individually as I had intended. Instead, I will just tell you the pictures were taken at Roosevelt Campobello International Park in New Brunswick. Of course we found the nature trails to be of greater interest than the cottage, but the flower beds in front of the cottage were spectacular.
The yard around the visitor center (centre?) afforded us an excellent birding opportunity. We saw Philadelphia vireo, Wilson's warbler, Blackburnian warbler, black-throated green warbler, Tennessee warbler, black & white warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, magnolia warbler, palm warbler, redstart, bay-breasted warbler, eastern wood-pewee, chipping sparrow, cedar waxwing, goldfinch, black-capped chickadee, and raven all within a couple of minutes.
One more note, the bottom right photo is of a hip from Rosa rugosa. The rose hips from these bushes were huge and quite tasty (hope it wasn't against the rules to taste the hips - if it was, we apologize).


We made two day trips into Canada while we were vacationing in Maine. The photo collage below is from our first trip.

Canada, on a foggy day. I promise I'll come back and fill in the details later...just wanted to get the pictures up first.

Things are a trifle hectic right now, both at home and at work. I have had no time to sit and reflect on what I would like to share with you. It's frustrating!


LauraO said...

Wow - great collage photo! I understand the time thing - having the same problem. Not to worry, we'll be here when you get back!

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful collage! What is that hanging on the building? Driftwood?

Floridacracker said...

Well, this is a nice appetizer. Cool urchin test.

swamp4me said...

LauraO -
Misery loves company :) The fall of the year can be ridiculously busy around here. If I can hold on until the first of January then things should slack off...

Lynne -
Yes, that is driftwood on the building. I thought it was very nice - wonder what kind of international incident I could have started if I had tried to make off with it?

FC -
Aw, man. There's a test? I didn't know there was gonna be a test. ;)

Sissy Willis said...

Eye candy . . . Totally delicious . . . I'm craving links to larger versions of each tasty image.

Anvilcloud said...

That there Canada place looks pretty interesting. :)

Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

*thinks Swampy takes trips in the Twilight Zone, there doesn't seem to be any more HUMANS there than there are in the swamp*

SquirrleyMojo said...

I've missed your blog more than I realized (just haven't had time for blogging these days)--the pictures make you look rather busy yourself!

So glad you got a chance to travel up North some--good chance for you to expand your portfolio!

And the bat pics? Marvelous--we just hung purple and black bats from our chandelier last night!