Thoughts for Aug, 2007
Last Updated: Jan 6th, 2011
Ladybug Army (Aug 21st, 2007)
Yesterday in my greenhouse, much to my surprise, I found a thriving colony of aphids among the hot pepper plants. My first thought was to try to rinse the little buggers off and I did, but upon researching the remedy further I came upon the ladybug solution.

There's a company in my area called The Bug Factory that raises and markets all kinds of beneficial insects for garden pests. Luckily for me, the Ladybugs from The Bug Factory are readily available at a store I pass on my daily walks. So for $10 I netted myself a cool 250 ladybugs - my little army.

Here's a shot of them at work.
ladybug bugs insects aphids beneficial plants peppers
Sunstar Dahlia (Aug 21st, 2007)
Today, in mid-August (notoriously the hottest part of the summer), I am wearing jeans. Now that might not seem peculiar to you if you lived in say, Nunavut or Alaska. But for those of us who live on Vancouver Island, it's downright crazy.

Today there is sun though. Taking advantage of the presence of some descent light for macro work, I took some shots of my parents' garden.
dahlia flower plant sunshine yellow orange red
Lasqueti Escapism (Aug 6th, 2007)
This weekend, my girls and I went on an adventure to Lasqueti Island as VIPs for a big musical event called 'Lasqueti Escape'. The escape was two music-filled days on a chunk of Lasqueti forest that had been transformed into an awesome hangout for large groups of people complete with swimming 'pond', mansion, stage and camping area. Too much fun, really.
lasqueti escape crowd music concert

Thoughts Posts from Previous Months :

ocean chandler rap concert bathtub days stage downtown nanaimo

silly boat nanaimo marine festival swy-a-lana maffeo sutton
Braving the Blustery Seas
Jul 16th, 2007
ocean sunset gabriola ferry departure bay nanaimo
Ocean Currents, Setting Sun
Jul 16th, 2007

dag ronhovde bayview physiotherapy physiotherapist willow chandler
Physio Sleeper Hold
Jul 8th, 2007
ben friday photographer fine art show exhibit canvas giclee
Let the Show Begin
Jul 8th, 2007
canvas prints art show photography flowers stream fungi
Six for the Show
Jun 21st, 2007

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