I took some pictures off the camera yesterday and put the date on them as August 4th., must be wishful thinking. January has finally ended and it seemed the month was never going to end. Once February is over and we're into March, there is a feeling of hope that spring will truly be on the way soon.
Yesterday was a dreary day so we decided to hop in the car and drive to a nearby community. We went in the shop there to have a poke around and bumped into the dentist we had before he retired and moved out this way. He and his wife invited us to their house for tea, so off we went. Had a lovely visit. They are very nice people, we must have been there for two hours, chatting. They did drop in here before he retired as they wanted to see the gardens, had an enjoyable time then as well.
A lovely sunny day here today. No sign of the grouse this past few days but did look out and saw Redpolls on one of the feeders. Got my gear on and the camera and quietly and slowly walked outside. They are very nervous birds so I figured they would be gone by the time I got the camera ready to shoot. They were some distance away but managed to get a few pictures. It's great to see other birds coming around now.