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Feeder needs food

Hello out there, I have a feeder at P23 (Dewberry) that needs food, this is the big feeder usually supplied by Ottawa Field Naturalist Club/Club des naturalistes d’Ottawa. They are experiencing supply shortages and a few of their feeders are therefore without feed.

I know from personal experience that there are a lot of photographers out there and nature lovers who come to P23 often .. to take pictures and enjoy the wildlife that habits in the forest there. I have been feeding there every day (except spring/summer and early fall).. I know that many people bring a small stash of seeds to lure the birds. Now IF we can, is the time to pool our resources.

The OFNC needs help in getting food to the feeders that are not being serviced. I’ve made arrangements for another feeding.. The feeder takes a huge amount, and needs refilling about once a month. Are there volunteers out there.. to help us get this feeder supplied with food for the next 3 months.

The mailing address for OFNC is ofnc@ofnc.ca in subject line please put P23 feeder. If you would rather connect with me.. you have my co-ordinates, contact me thru the blog I will be happy to forward your info.

Ottawa Field Naturalists Club

Box 35069 Westgate PO

Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 1Z2

We got an amazing number of birds last year, P23 was the hub for a lot of the Evening Grosbeak activity, let’s continue to be “the” place for visiting birds.

Thank you… Till soon…



Turbulence – energy of life!
lazy drifting- all part of the ONE

Energy springs from your smile. A smile makes you and others cheerful and energetic.

Perfect Liberty 2021.4
now and always

Holiday Monday

there is a hush and a quiet beauty when there is a blanket of snow
now with the melt, there is new growth, the mating calls of the birds and mosquitos
yes, each season has a reason
even in Tennessee, the water’s clear and running
the mountains are teeming with wild life and adventure under clear blue skies
Tennessee chickens bathe in the heat and sunshine
hmmm where do I want to be today….
yeah, I think so…

With one thought “The world” will change. Changing your way of thinking will make a difference on how you perceive the world.

Perfect Liberty 2021.24

mosquito alley

My first visit. I drive by all the time, thought today I’d actually stop and see what it was. Its a straight path, It goes for a distance, I realize now how come they show signs of horseback riding and bikes. I encountered bikers on the path. Not my kind of place… at least for the moment, I’m not drawn to the place.. its pretty I guess, but too straight, it is basically an unpaved road, an actual road cuts through it.. you have to stop, wait for traffic to go by.. then you cross over and go on another part of a trail, that looks just like this one.

If you are a cyclist, or a runner, this would be a great place to visit. There is parking although not a ton of it. No facilities that I saw.. not off Anderson anyway.

You are you, others are others. You have have your own way of doing things, and others have their way of doing things. don’t worry about what other people will say. Simply take care of the task at hand.

Perfect Liberty 2021.20

Reminder. tomorrow 21st. (Day of Appreciation/Thanksgiving) our evening service will be a closed service. However, there will be a ten o’clock a.m. service (morning) for those who wish /or can attend.

return to P23

I knew it was time to head back to the car when the mosquito repellent was loosing its effectiveness.

when the sun is in the right place, and the reflections in the water are crystal clear

A cheerful smile and expression makes everyone around you happy. When you do everything with a smile, not only you but the people around you will feel good. Always remember to put on a happy face.

Perfect Liberty 2014.15
till soon

new adventure

today I’m going back to meet up with a wildlife nature photographer who has a new idea for capturing what our forest friends are up to. He has invited me to join him to show me what he has been up to.. yeah! except I’ll have to cope with the mosquitos, Eliza has thoughtfully offered up what she uses… guess who is going to pause here to see if the product can be found here. We are on lock down, only essentials are open. fingers crossed.. (note to self, save to draft)

Perceiving equals doing. Each time you notice something, it is a gift from God. don’t miss the opportunity to act.

Perfect Liberty 2021.15


every day is a new beginning
  1. the OFF worked.. Thanks Eliza
  2. no wild life nature photographer was harmed in the making of this blog =^_^=

history, today


I’ve always been drawn to this building.  The many times I have driven by, I want to stop and explore, yesterday was my chance, the season hasn’t started yet, so the parking lot was free of cars, and I had plenty of time to wander.  The day was overcast, but to me, it made the whole place more attractive and compelling.


The Orleans Fruit Farm has an important link to the history in Ottawa of the francophone community.  It was purchased in 1917 by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate the founders of one of the big Universities here (University of Ottawa)  When it was purchased, they renamed it Ferme Saint-Joseph.


The root cellar was built in 1937 using stones recovered from the dairy barn that had been destroyed by fire.  In the 1940’s  the cultivated 325 Acres of land to provide food for their community, namely the U of O, Seminaire Saint Paul, l’ecole secondaire Saint jospeh and the Juniorat Sacre Coeur, in 1942 they had 90 Holstein dairy cows, 400 pigs and over 1000 chickens and by 1945 they had 750 productive fruit trees.


It is now owned by the National Capital Commission (NCC) it was purchased in 1968 and is now part of the National Capital Greenbelt.  It is an operating farm, rented by a couple who have focused their business on apple production .. but also produce other fruits and veggies.  It is an agriculture site that is well worth a visit.  Once the season starts up   where produce is available.. or plants from their greenhouses, the parking lot is full, and continues that way till the retail season ends,

With produces and meats that are always being examined and questioned, re. chemicals, hormones,fertilizers, pesticides used etc. a farm like this is even more attractive to those of us who watch what we eat, where it comes from is important, were animals free to roam, grass-fed??/????   A fresh carrot that is not perfect to look at, is just as good and nutritious as one that has been sized and shaped to perfection.   Apples without layers of wax…

History does a place in the present, when it can teach us, or remind us of what is really important in life, and essential.

PL Precept 20


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