Anne On The Web One Year Later
Monday September 24th 2007, 9:51 am

It has been one year since I started this blog. Anne on the Web began last September with topics about the tomatoes and zucchini in my garden. I wrote about politics, my cottage, my family genealogy and items in the news which interested me. When I started this blog, I didn’t know much about blogging, and I didn’t know anyone who even had one. Most people I know don’t have the time or the interest to blog.



The Best Time of Year
Friday September 21st 2007, 10:51 am

The weather in September here in Nova Scotia is the best. We are having sunny days, with temperatures in the low 20’s C, which is perfect for doing things and going places. I love it, so keep it coming for the next few months. This is the perfect time of year for sightseeing around the province. I hope this is one of those years, like last year, when it was mild until January. I maybe in the minority, but I prefer cooler temperatures. I find anything above 25C is too hot for me.



Looking for Ragweed In Nova Scotia
Wednesday September 19th 2007, 11:18 am

I spent the day yesterday trying to locate ragweed in the area I live, which is close to the coast in Nova Scotia. We went to Fishermen’s Cove in Eastern Passage yesterday afternoon and I took pictures of the flowers, which I thought could be ragweed, and which grow in the marshlands close to the water. The flowers all looked the same but they had three different types of leaves. Unfortunately, my research determined that all of these wild flowers were different types of goldenrod. None of my pictures resembled the leaves of the ragweed. I did discover that the flower of the ragweed isn’t much of a flower. It is tiny and light green in color, and isn’t as beautiful as the goldenrod flower. The next time I go looking for ragweed, I will look for the leaves instead of the just the flowers.



No Cure for My Seasonal Allergies
Sunday September 16th 2007, 10:31 am

Our days of summer, which are much too short, are coming to an end, and along with that our days at the cottage. I know we have about a week left of summer, and four or five weekends left of going to the cottage, but the realization of the end of summer is here. I love this time of year, except for my seasonal allergies which are driving me crazy. Even the allergy medications which state they cause no drowsiness, make me sleepy. The one which causes the least problems for me is Aerius. This medication isn’t as effective in reducing the hay fever symptoms, and it still leaves me slightly drowsy, which is a feeling I don’t like. I use the nasal spray, Nasacort, which is as good as Aerius and doesn’t have any side effects. After using it, I still sneeze, but less frequently. As I am sitting here in front of my computer, it feels like I have a sinus cold. As soon as I am finished writing this, I plan on going outside to get some fresh air so I can hopefully breathe better.