Wednesday, December 25, 2013


The big day has arrived and I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa has stopped by and delivered lots of love and special family time to all of you.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Ice Looks Nice, But........

After Fridays & Saturdays rain and above freezing temperatures it all changed Saturday evening and the ice started to gather on everything. When we awoke on Sunday it was a beautiful winter wonderland. Everything was coated in a heavy layer of ice and the large trees on the street were starting to succumb to the weight. One by one they started to droop and come crashing down. The noise and destruction lasted for several hours until almost all the trees on our side of the street were either totally down or had major damage. There were a couple of vehicles that sustained damage but for the most part people were able to move their cars before the trees came down. This will be a week-end that will last in our memories for a long time.. The street will look much different this summer without all those large trees shading us. Even the birds were being a little more social with each other as they got some nourishment to keep them warm through this very wet and icy time.

Memories of the December Ice Storm

Sunday, December 22, 2013

First Snow Storm This Season

On Saturday December 14th we received the the first measurable amount of snow from the storm that was going to effect us this week-end. By the time it was over we had about 15cm of light fluffy snow. The squirrels were wondering how far they were going to have to dig to get the sunflower seeds that the birds drop for them.

This tail comes in handy for keeping the snow off my back

I know there's food under here somewhere.....

Looking for some food to keep me warm

Burr.....   it's windy & snowy out here
A sunny morning after the storm

There's nothing like some fresh flakes for breakfast!

Morning Exercising

I was able to watch this Mourning Dove go through it's morning ritual of exercising. This was a wonderful sunny day in late November and I am hoping we are going to be able to enjoy another day like that real soon again. 

 Wing Stretches

Tail feather stretches

Enjoying some snow after all that work