Sunday, April 17, 2011

Weekend bits and bobs.

Yesterday afternoon I lay back on the couch for a read and before I knew it, I had fallen asleep only to be awakened by himself with an excited voice telling me to hurry and get my camera as there was a grouse outside. Still half asleep I grabbed the camera, threw on my shoes that were by the door and stumbled outside. It was a big one and fortunately most times you can get quite close.

You can see how well they blend into their surroundings.

When I first went out I didn't notice anything odd about my feet, I daresay because of the excitement, but on the way back to the house I was having difficulty walking. So, on looking down I had a great laugh. I had put on one of my shoes and one of his.

We had a bonfire yesterday morning on the back of the property. We had gathered a good bit of old wood and branches, etc. and as we are still allowed to have a fire (until May 15th), it was a good day. Hardly any wind at all and although it was nippy early in the morning, at least the sun was shinning.

I got a lovely gift from a friend in Ontario on Friday. Anyone who's had a cat or cats knows how true this is.

And lastly, the sun was hitting this Rabbits Foot Fern yesterday so thought it was worth a picture.

Monday, April 11, 2011

A Fine, Fine Day.

Can I just say, or maybe I should shout...IT WAS A GLORIOUS DAY! I was outside quite early this morning having a look around at the bare ground and thinking, now it begins (with a big grin on my face.) So, before I knew it I had shovel in one hand and rake in the other headed for the large perennial herb garden. I raked, I cut back plants, I dug until my body was yelling "Stop". Tonight I'm sitting here well pleased with what I've done today.

Not a lot of birds around but I did get a few pictures.

A wind blown Chick a Dee. Note the wind blown head feathers.

Woodpecker and woodpecker with Boreals.

Can you see me?

I'm hiding.

OOPs, got to keep my balance.

Treats, yay.

And, again this winter the rabbits ate all the tops off my Burning Bush.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Spring, spring...where is Spring?

I'm wondering if spring is ever going to get here. Some days I think okay, it's spring and then like one day last week, we get 25 cm of snow. Today, again, we've had more snow just after some of the ground was showing up once again. I suppose I can't really complain as we've had some lovely mild days in between.

I had planned on going into the city today for a few days as my parents keep asking me when I'm coming in and I also wanted to spend some time with my daughter. After a full day yesterday of "will I or won't I", I finally decided to wait until nearer the end of the month.

There's been little or nothing happening here with me hence the no blogging. I did have a lovely surprise one morning this past week when this little beauty came to visit.


They continued on up the road to visit relatives and as it happened the people had just arrived home with bags of groceries. The bags were laid on an outside table and when no one was looking, Freddie having spied the bags, went over and there were vegetables and other groceries flying every where. lol

I had a unfixed male cat hanging around for a couple of days this past week as well. I don't often get one of these as my cats are all fixed. He was spraying all around which didn't exactly endear me to him however, he had such lovely markings that I took a couple of pictures.

The Brown Creeper has been here every day and the Boreal Chick a Dees are still here with an increase in population to at least three or four now. These little birds have been here most days as well.

And, this big bird was on the deck the other day, lol.

Well, that's all I have for now. Hope you all have a great day.