Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The snow has finally all disappeared.  The weather has been mostly rainy but we've had a few decent days.  I managed to re-cover the greenhouse with plastic.   A job that needs a day without wind which is hard to find here at times.   Anyway, the day finally presented itself and I got the job done.   It's an easy job but time consuming.   Hauling off all the slats that keep the plastic down, measuring areas, then measuring plastic then nailing the slats down again.  The bottom of the door has rotted so I've taken that off and will try to bang something together to replace it. 

Yesterday we had sun so I did mostly yard work.   I finished weeding one bed and got a start on another.   I felt at the end of the day that I had accomplished something.   I thought to myself, if I had a couple of people here for a few days I'd get it all done.   We got a notice that clean up week starts next Wednesday so I'll have to spend part of the coming weekend clearing out the shed and getting rid of stuff.  

This weekend is a long one, Monday being a holiday.   I expect we'll see an influx of people coming to open their summer houses and cabins.  And so it begins.  Traffic and strange faces up until Labour Day weekend in September. 

New birds have been at the suet feeders for days now.   Yellow Rumped Warblers.   They are so pretty.   Small birds as well. 

The White Throated Sparrows have arrived as well.

And, much to my surprise, what I thought at first was a large nest very high up in a Birch Tree, was a Grouse.  Not a good picture as the dawn was just breaking to the East. 

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Mostly Cats.

Finally the snow has disappeared.  There are still a few patches of the stuff in the woods and frost still in the ground here and there.   The bay is filled with ice right up to the shore and that's bringing cold winds.   Still, it's a great feeling to see signs of spring once again.   The next few days I'll be outside doing the stuff that needs to be done at this time of year.  

A few pictures I've taken lately.  

More cats,  Freya and Malachi.