We spent the last 4 days visiting friends on Lake Superior. Besides the impressive scenery we saw some interesting plants and one unusual garden. Here are some pictures.
|Chi Cheemaun Ferry|
On Manitoulin Island there was a very interesting garden. We would have liked to visit it, but no one was around. I took a few pictures from the street. The most striking feature was something I had never seen in "real life", a petunia tree. It is a series of platforms on a post. Petunias are grown on the platforms to produce the effect of a tree. It is not "my cup of tea", but it is quite spectacular! It seemed a most interesting garden.
Since Lake Superior covers an area just slightly smaller than Austria, the waves can be rather high, but, at other times, the lake is very peaceful. The water was warm enough to swim.
|Waves on Lake Superior|
Where the water is relatively quiet, you see thousands of white water lilies. We also saw pickerel weed growing wild, and an unusual-looking caterpillar which was feeding on Epilobium angustifolium.
|Native Water lilies|
|Native Water lily|
|Caterpillar on Fireweed|
|Osprey nesting on electrical pole|
The friends we were visiting, Michael, Dorion and Rachel.
|Michale, Dorion & Rachel|