The Firefighter

The Firefighter
Successive images of The Firefighter who points to the names of the fallen. These photographs were taken between September 2012 and August 2013.

Viewing the Photographs

This blog features many photographs. These are shown on the page in a small size. They can be viewed in a larger size by clicking on them. When you do that you will get a large size photograph with a series of thumbnails below it. Clicking on any of those will bring it up in a larger size. To go back to the view of the blog, click the area outside the photograph.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, June 23, 2013

On the memorial site the plants that survived the winter are doing quite well. They should all be well established by winter this year. There are some plants that didn't make it. Hopefully they will be replaced next spring. There are a large number of weeds that have established themselves on the site. I think for the most part they could be referred to as wild flowers and allowed to continue. For me the exception to that would be the vine that has taken hold in many places all over the site. If it were up to me I would take steps to get rid of that one plant because it is so invasive and because it tends to have a parasitic effect on the other plants around it.

Overall, the plants on the site have been very successful. I think as the trees grow larger and the plants fill in the site will become very impressive.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Canadian Firefighters Memorial, June 9, 2013

The reason I keep the title the same and just change the date is so that search engines such as Google will have an easier time finding these posts. It may not be exciting but I think it helps people who come here keep track of how the memorial progresses.

As you can see from the photographs taken on this date the plant life of the memorial site is, on the whole, doing very well. There are indications that people are tending to the site. The grass has been cut. Woody bushes have been pruned. Watering devices have been applied to the trees. Some of the plants on the site have not done well. Some have died. The decorative grass plant on the north side of the hill with the maple trees is doing extremely well.

The oak trees have pretty much filled out with leaves.

Look closely and you will see these bushes have been pruned. They look like they're coming along nicely.

This is the label on the bags that can bee seen at the base of every tree.

The grass has been cut.

There looks to be some growth on the lone pine.

On the left of the pathway you can see that the decorative grass there is extremely lush.

There very definitely is new growth on the three pine trees in the south east corner of the site.

The sugar maples are coming along nicely.

These plants are struggling but there are some leaves in evidence on them.

The picture loading software for Blogger went out of whack and failed to load two of the photographs in the set. When I went back and added them, the software attached them to another photograph and I do not know how to break them apart and reposition them.

However if you look closely at the trees in that section you will see that they bear some very small flowers.