Well, maybe not a pig. A javelina? A razorback boar? Whatever he is, I love him. He lives Glenora, in Tom’s neighbourhood, about two blocks from where he lives. Not sure if someone made him or if he was purchased, but as far as garden gnomage is concerned, this guy wins. I hope we get to meet the home owners at some point. They need to be thanked for bringing this charming boy (or girl?) into the ‘hood.
As always, Glenora is spectacularly beautiful. Tom has begun to walk for a couple of hours every morning, so on the weekends, I usually join him at least once. The walk goes as far as Valleyview and Ravine Drive. Very, very nice houses, but also, incredible views of the river valley, and some lovely gardens.
At one point I spotted this beautiful creature on a leaf. I found out later that he is a Hummingbird Clearwing moth! I wished I had brought my actual camera. His tail is actually quite fuzzy, but you just can’t get the closeups with a phone.
And of course, this time of year, there is nothing more beautiful than sunflowers against a blue, blue sky.
Since I am writing this after the fact, I can’t remember what the temperature was. Probably around 15C.