Thursday, December 4, 2014

'Tis The Season

It's the most wonderful (and busy) time of the year.
Stoney Braveheart (Eastern Grey Squirrel)
Wishing everyone the best of the season!
I'll be back in the New Year.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

That's Not A Sparrow (Or Is It)

 Looking out the window the other day, I spotted this bird.
A new one for me.
It's a Wood Thrush.*
Wood Thrushes are forest-interior birds and are unlikely to come to feeders.
Although it summers in this area,
it should have been on it's way down south.
I hope this was a quick stop over,
and this little guy is on his way to Central America!

*Edit: Tex thinks it's a Fox Sparrow, she knows her birds, so maybe I have misidentified it. If so, it's a still a new one for me, and it won't freeze to death as a Thrush is likely to in this climate.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's Snowing

Winter (snow) has arrived early again this year.
The backyard critters are looking for food.
 Male Northern Cardinal

 Black Squirrel (Pawsy)
Mourning Dove
The muscle spasticity and pain that have wreaked havoc with my body over the past few weeks, has been tamed to a level of tolerance, which is allowing me to return to some of my normal of them being, taking pics of my backyard visitors.

I am hoping to post here at least once a week, and resume visiting and commenting, on all my friends blogs. It feels good to be back!
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


I won't be blogging for a while,
because I am ill,  (it's the MS, as my doctor says).
Thanks to everyone that has stopped by,
and taken the time to look, and leave a comment on my posts.
Until next time...cheers
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Such Cute Critters

A newcomer, not a baby, but very young and small. (Putty)
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Merfy watching squirrels in the yard.
He's such a good boy, watching, not chasing!
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Thursday, October 30, 2014


The sky colour today says...winter.
Snow flurries are predicted for the weekend.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Black and White and Blue

 Female Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
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This could be my last post for a while, until BLOGGER gets the on again, off again "word verification" issue solved. With vision problems due to Multiple Sclerosis, I can't decipher the  CAPTCHA  codes. I do visit other blogs, but it's almost impossible for me to leave a comment a lot of the time.
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Friday, October 24, 2014

Grab Bag -5

 Red spotted purple Admiral butterfly
 Interior wing colour
Exterior wing colour 
A rather grumpy looking male Cardinal
Sweet Merfy with sunset light on him (in dad's arms).
He was very tired at the end of his day on the beach. 
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 My blog is word verification free, but Blogger seems to have other ideas, and won't let me turn the word verify off.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Autum Lake View

Sunset, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada

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I do not use word verification on my blog, BUT for some reason it has been showing up on my comment area several times today. I have turned it off repeatedly ...looks like a Blogger glitch.
Is anyone else having this problem?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Return

Two birds that are here year round, but not often seen in warmer weather,
are regulars again.
Male House Finch
Many "winter" birds are returning to the feeders.
Red-breasted Nuthatch

These guys are always here (black squirrel).
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Autumn Sky From Up High

Sunset from my daughter's condo, October 13 (Thanksgiving)...
we were there for a yummy dinner.
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Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in on some memes this week.
She's thrilled when people drop in to Beep's Blog (Click here)
A BIG thank you to everyone who visits and comments on her blog!
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

At The Beach

We went to the beach on the weekend. The last visit until next spring. 
It was chilly(54F)and windy, we were the only people there!
Beep had a great time running back and forth on the shore.
We had a picnic dinner, and stayed to watch the sunset.
Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada
Beep, taking some sunset shots.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Autumn Harvest -2

 It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada.
A true indicator that autumn is here, and Christmas is only 74 days away!
 Black squirrel (Snuffles)

Blue Jay
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Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in on some memes this week.
She's thrilled when people drop in to Beep's Blog (Click here)
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Lake Dreaming

The Pinery Provincial Park, Lake Huron, Ontario, Canada

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

They're Back

Red-breasted Nuthatch
Every October, I keep a close watch on my feeders for these little birds.
It's always a thrill to see them when they arrive.
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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Visit From The Girls

 Female Goldfinch
Female Downy Woodpecker (bad hair day)
I rarely saw these birds in the summer. Now, with the cooler weather, they have shown up the past few days.
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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grab Bag -4

 sharing with...lots of memes. Scroll down to the photo that matches the meme ;)
Sweet Stoney Braveheart always insists on two peanuts at a time!
(He has the most magnificent tail I have ever seen on a squirrel)

Male House Finch, a common bird, but one of my favourites.
Nigella damascene (Love-in-a-Mist) 
Last week I featured the same flower in pink.  I was thrilled to have some blue, and some white ones bloom from the same seed packet.

Merfy, I just love this sweet little face and that cute nose!

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