Saturday, July 18, 2015

St. Jacob's Farmers Market - time to go shopping


I love to go to St. Jacob's Farmers Market 
located only 10 minutes from my new home...

The St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market is OPEN:

• Thursday and Saturday: 7 am - 3:30 pm, all year

• Tuesday Summer Market June 16 - September 1, 2015, 8 am - 3 pm






Mennonite woman in their traditional dresses can be seen selling local produce. 







For the meat lover --- lots of sausages and steaks 



Need potato chips with your barbecue ...many flavours to choose from...


Bought some fresh wild sockeye salmon from British Columbia...


Delicious with ice cream ...people line up to get some apple fritters including me.
The Fritter Company... 
Making apple fritters at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market for 26 years.


  
Love the pretzels - warm and ready to eat!
Time to go home - we have a heat advisory in effect for the Province of Ontario.


Hot and humid conditions will continue through the weekend. Tonight will be a very warm night with overnight minimum temperatures in the 20 to 23 degree range. On Sunday, daytime highs will again be in the low 30s, with humidex values reaching around 40. The exception will be locales near the shorelines of the Great Lakes, where temperatures will be a few degrees cooler.




source: Environment Canada

© pictures by ghbach 07/2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

The grapevine beetle, Pelidnota punctata

The grapevine beetle, Pelidnota punctata, also known as the spotted June beetle or the spotted pelidnota, is a species of beetle, a member of the subfamily Rutelinae of the Scarab beetle family. Grapevine beetles are common in the north and central United States and Eastern Canada, but do relatively little damage to their host plants. 
The beetles fly at a fast speed, usually in a curving flight. Found the beetle on wild grapevines.
More information?
http://eol.org/pages/3259568/overview

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WeinstockkäferPelidnota punctata ist kein grosser Marienkäfer. gehört auch nicht zu der Famile der Marienkäfer. Vorkommen ist Nord- und Zentralamerika und Ostkanada. 
Der Käfer richtet wenig Schaden an den Weinstöcken an, fliegt mit grosser Geschwindigkeit, in einem Bogen.
Fundstelle an wilden Weinreben.  


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

When the sun goes down...


“There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, 
and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.” 
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"Es gibt einen Sonnenaufgang und Sonnenuntergang, jeden Tag
und sie sind absolut kostenlos. Verpasst nicht so viele von ihnen."
                                                                                             ― Jo Walton

Monday, July 13, 2015

Visiting Herborn Germany



Herborn is a historic town on the Dill in the Lahn-Dill district of Hesse in Germany. 
Before World War I, it was granted its own title as Nassauisches Rothenburg. 
The weather did not permit to explore the beautiful area around Herborn.
Extreme high temperatures broke records with over 40 Celsius. 
Perhaps the next time....love Brezeln:)
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Herborn ist eine historische Fachwerkstadt an der Dill im Lahn-Dill-Kreis in Hessen, 
die bereits vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg Eigenwerbung als „Nassauisches Rothenburg“ betrieb.

Die extrem hohen Temperaturen von über 40 Grad Celsius, 
hinderten mich, die herrliche Gegend um Herborn, zu besuchen.
Vielleicht das nächste Mal ....liebe Brezeln:))

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Laurel Lake and park...

In the morning I joined the Nordic Pole Walking group to get some exercise in Hillside Park, Waterloo.
In the afternoon I visited my favourite park: 
Laurel Creek Conservation Area to take pictures of wildflowers...
All flowers and beetles are identified... 







Unfortunately, I discovered the invasive Japanese Beetle in the park.

  
  Monarch butterflies only lay their eggs on milkweed, and caterpillars only eat milkweed.