Month: May 2015

New Garden

Putting in the New Garden

A garden makeover When we moved into the house 16 years ago i ripped out the garden that was there and built new cement walls and added new earth.  Over the years I’ve added compost and even built up the walls higher so I could keep adding more organic matter.  I guess everything has an end.  Productivity was falling off, the second half of the garden which had the asparagus patch was also on the decline.  Time to rip out the old and bring something new to life! I took the occasion to dump a bunch of garden scraps, old flowers etc into the bottom of the new raised garden boxes to bump up the organic matter content of the soil. You know when you measure your garden beds and figure you need 7 cubic yards of soil it’s probably a good idea to buy 7 cubic yards of garden soil.  I however got to the garden center and realized that if you bought 10 cubic yards it was cheaper per yard.  DEAL!!  Now I …

Seagull from my 2014 trip to the Tadoussac area.

Photography Road Trip Summer 2015 Planning

Planning for my summer photography road trip has commenced! The preliminary plan is a 6 day road trip along the north shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Boisbriand to Tadoussac/Les Escoumins (6 hours) on the first day. Zodiac trip out to shoot whales (with a camera) on day 2. Tadoussac/Les Escoumins to Longue Pointe/Mingan (7 hours) on day 3. Day 4 or day 5 (depending on the weather) full day out with whale researchers at MICS and boat trip out to Mingan Islands on the opposite day.  Day 6, 13 hour drive home.