My father was a big fan of the celebrated Dionne Quintuplets and I remember well a visit we took to their birthplace just south of North Bay. They seem completely forgotten here these days and I could see no mention of them in any of the tourist attractions currently promoted in North Bay.
I will identify it at the end of the post.
I spent a pleasant day heading up Highway 11 and stopped many times to look about once I was north of Huntsville.
One plant that really stands as you enter the north is Garden Lupine which grows wild along parts of the highway.
Scenes along the way:
At Burks Falls I noticed this beauty.
Having finished the Leonardo da Vinci audio book, I have changed gears and am now listening to CD’s about Johnny Carson while driving.
At 4:56 am tomorrow I start the first of 9 Breeding Bird Surveys in Northern Ontario.
We all know the fruit of this one – Strawberry
Hi Miles. Speaking of ducks and ducklings, this was sent by a friend on the left Coast. Feel free to share as you see fit…
The fattest and most scrumptious of all flowers,
a rare fusion of fluff and majesty,
the peony is now coming into bloom. – Henry Mitchell (1923–93)