Saturday, July 30, 2011


On a quiet street, a raised wall garden...
...reveals an herb garden.
"These herbs are for snipping"

Sunday, July 10, 2011

They're creepy and they're crawly

Victoria has been invaded by Western tent caterpillars.Something we haven't seen in the six years that we've lived here.
They're mostly a nuisance as they cover walls and sidewalk as well as congregate in their tree tents. Although they do defoliate the trees they build their nests in - the trees do not die.
Hopefully the unusual winter we had this year that provided the conditions for the outbreak will not occur again next year.