While the blizzard was howling, on Thanksgiving day weekend, we were surprised by how many birds were braving the conditions to feed. It was also the first time we've seen dark eyes juncos since spring - and they went away with the storm!
A dark eyed junco, taken in early May.
Another photo taken during the storm in the middle of April. So puffy!
This was taken during the snow storm we had on April 15. The juncos weren't even feeding, really. Mostly, they just sat there, all puffed up, making the odd, desultory peck at some seeds. It must have been quite a shock for the juncos to be back for the summer, only to have winter hit … Continue reading Critter of the Day: cold!
We had a lovely, if windy, day yesterday. With the snow mostly gone, I found something interesting in the remains of the straw bale we got to cover our septic tank. These holes in the straw were all around it. They don't go very deep. Clearly, small critters were taking advantage of the shelter it … Continue reading What happened to spring? (and update)
Spring decided to take off, this morning. https://www.instagram.com/p/BwRoHh1HypU/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1gm2mxlok5r4v
From earlier today.
It was a rather cold day today, but peaceful. At least for us. From what I've heard, two more homes were lost in yesterday's fire to the North of us. At this point, I know nothing more. The province's website that is supposed to have an up-to-date interactive map of current fires has not been … Continue reading Another Stunner
This morning, I took my younger daughter for her knowledge test to transfer her driver's license to this province. To recap: she did not have a full license; just the learner's license. She never had a chance to take her road test. When she tried to transfer her license, once they saw it was a … Continue reading One more thing, off the list