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It's a bit of a different environment in Wheatley Provincial Park, but one thing in this weather you can count on, everywhere there is lots of water trapped on its way to the lake, is Marsh Marigolds. They make a big splash of yellow everywhere they are.

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I have a ton of many different flowers coming up this time of year in different environments, but if I'm not careful, I'll hijack this thread from a weather thread to a flower thread! :lol:

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Beautiful! You are living in the tropical part of Ontario, but we are catching up.
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Read a book about a Black Trillium. Is there really such a thing? But truly great photography. Thanks for the memories brought back through these great items. :D :D :D

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I've never seen a black, but sometimes the reds are so red, if you didn't really check, you might think they were black... :?:

There's white, red, and painted, plus a couple droopy varieties...

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This morning the weather was not quite light jacket weather, but not quite nice enough to go without. Clear and bright. Started at Kopegaron to take another shot at some Jack-in-the-pulpit.

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By the time we finished there and went to Hillman Marsh, it was 63 Farenheit, but with the sun shining so bright, I had to take my jacket off and tie it around my waist.
Beautiful weather, lots of birders out with big lenses.

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It was sunny and warm today, no jacket required.

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It was breezy too, enough to keep the flag straight out...

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Little seas of violet everywhere.....

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We're supposed to have colder air coming in for a couple days, bringing rain, but that's good, the creek is a little low.....
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Fish in the creek have hatched....

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Dutchman's Breeches were in bloom at Point Pelee National Park yesterday.

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I'm ready for the rest of this week!
I have my umbrella,
My flip flops,
my mittens,
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my winter coat,
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What a wet 24 hours. My wheelbarrow rain gauge is totally full.ie more than 200mm/8ins of rain since yesterday afternoon. At least no watering the plants for several days as according to Th BOM, there is more to come.
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I can confirm Waffles report. I waded out to the rain guage this morning.
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There’s a downunder song about The Wet sounds like up north is that way this year. So keep your umbrella handy! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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After the heavy downpours of the night before last when 4 thunderstorms passed over the roof and ferocious lightening lit up the sky, with almost 10 inches/250 mm in the 24 hours, we were hoping for a much drier day/night yesterday. Disappointment rules.

Another 2-2&1/2 inches/60-70 mm fell before 11AM and it is again pouring torrential rain at midday. I give thanks that we live so close to the ocean and that our soil is mostly sand. The water table must be some 500mm higher than it was a week ago. My trees are not complaining a little bit.
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Hey pal ! The sun did come out for ten minutes ! :lol: :lol:

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They are planning a water polo tournament instead!
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As usual we expect a "washout" Spring Bank Holiday tomorrow (Monday).

Weather has been pleasant and sunny, although cool, up to now.

Love your pics., uncadonego. Are you using a camera or phone?

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Hi OldDuffer1,

Thanks for the comment! I sometimes use my phone if that's all I have with me, but I try to bring my camera with me most days. It only has 3X zoom, and a decent macro setting, so I can sometimes get half decent pics.

Not having endless disposable income, I have to make choices. I will get a nicer camera one day, but I have only $1000 disposable saved right now, and I'm going to use it for Canada Scott #1 3d Red(s).

I really, really want a good camera one day though.....

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Warm and sunny today! Beautiful!
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Tulips at home are already almost done!

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I like the Grape hyacinth around the trees at home too...

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Claytonia in the woods....

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And wild strawberries...

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This is sunrise today. You can see how sunrise is merely a figure of speech... :lol:

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Good weather to have time alone with nature. Even during birding season, Emmie and I had the marsh completely to ourselves for two hours or so before we headed to Point Pelee.

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"Good day to be a duck", or however that old saying goes... :lol:

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By 8:45 a.m. it was even a bit more rainy at the Point....

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..but the rain sure "greens" things up...that's for sure!

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Emmie: "Is three and a half hours walking in the rain enough, Don? Can we go home now?"
Don: "Yes Emmie, let's go home. I have a nice fluffy towel waiting for you there..."

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Poor Emmie! But your photos are great, keep them coming. Our weather is still the unpredictable Idaho “wait ten minutes it will change” normal.

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It's a bank holiday here so the weather is wet and windy. It's been raining all day and the wind is whistling in the willows.
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Oh and now for a bit of variety we're having hail!
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Oh! Post a photo of all the hail on the ground! :!:

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uncadonego wrote:
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Oh! Post a photo of all the hail on the ground! :!:

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Mind you, that is nothing to the ones they sometimes get in Australia!

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Cool! :)

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inclement!
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote:
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I can confirm Waffles report. I waded out to the rain guage this morning.
It rained and it rained and rained and rained
The average fall was well maintained
And when the tracks were simply bogs
It started raining cats and dogs

After a drought of half an hour
We had a most refreshing shower
And then the most curious thing of all
A gentle rain began to fall

Next day was also fairly dry
Save for the deluge from the sky
Which wetted the party to the skin
And after that the rain set in

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My previous pic. was pinched from the internet but here is some hail that has just fallen on our step. Sun now out!

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From now on your nickname is Picpincher! :lol:

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I rained steady through the night, and remained cloudy through today.
This morning at Big "O" Conservation Area, you could tell where the sun was supposed to be, because the clouds were brighter there... :lol:
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It has rained so constantly lately, all through the night too, that even though it wasn't raining at that moment, everything was so soaked, you knew you were going to get wet!
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Not only that, we were being spied on, as you can plainly see! :roll:

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Later, by the time we got to Rowsom's Tilbury West Conservation Area, the sun had risen a little higher, and was cutting through the mist a little better.
(https://www.lowerthames-conservation.on.ca/locations/rowsoms-tilbury-west-conservation-area/)
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It actually did start to almost qualify as sunny, so the turtles took advantage of it, and basked in the sun.
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You can see some sun sparkle here....

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You can see all the water draining into the Thames river has muddied it up for now.

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