Daily Quote: June 24

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The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers,
but for the wide world’s joy.
~ Henry Ward Beecher (June 24, 1813 – March 8, 1887)


Searching for daily quotes I often use Brainy Quote and look for one of the earliest people born on the date.  Henry Ward Beecher had so many wonderful quotes on the site that it was difficult for me to choose just one.

Pinery Provincial Park in June

Kayaking at Pinery Provincial Park is always an adventure.  June is an ideal time to go before schools are out for the summer and the campgrounds are full.  I’m always amazed to see so many turtles sunning themselves on logs in the Old Ausable Channel.

I had lunch on Beach 1.  Lake Huron is still very cold.  The water is high, but there is still a lot of beach to enjoy.

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Daily Quote: June 5

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What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in health,
out of debt, and has a clear conscience?
~ Adam Smith (June 5, 1723 – July 17, 1790)


 

Pictured above are the flowers of a Pawpaw tree.

Found in Southwestern Ontario there is active discussion as to whether the Pawpaw tree is a true native species or not.

On tour of the Cuddy Gardens our guide said:

Although probably not a native tree in this area it is common in Southwestern Ontario at various Underground Railroad terminals.  Possibly from discarded  seeds of people seeking freedom, who took fruit that was readily available in the Southern United States and left behind to grow as people continued their journey to freedom.

According to Why an Ontario naturalist wants to Make Pawpaws Great Again

Once cultivated by First Nations, the pawpaw remained popular in the years after colonization but faded into obscurity in the 20th century. The fruits are easily bruised, have a short shelf life, and refuse to ripen simultaneously at harvest time — not ideal for large-scale agriculture.

Daily Quote: June 3

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What more can we require?
Nothing but time.
~ James Hutton (June 3, 1726 – March 26, 1797)


Jack-in-the-Pulpit.

One of my favorite childhood things to find in the forest and now it is actually growing in my garden.  I love the new trend in gardening to “Plant Native”.  But it still seems like more of an adventure to find these plants growing along the paths in the forest.