I have participated in Project FeederWatch since 2008. From November to April, I put out a bird feeder and once weekly record the birds that visit.
I started last weekend. On that very mild weekend I recorded four birds – three American Goldfinches and one House Finch. It’s a little colder this weekend and there has been much more traffic.
This photo of a Red-bellied Woodpecker is from last year. Tomorrow, I might be able to capture a photo of a feathered visitor.
Even when relaxed and in a favourite place – on the couch between us – Lucy is ever on guard. An unfamiliar sound outside compelled her to raise her head and say ‘Boof.’
(Well am having no success uploading the photo.) Success!
This afternoons’ autumn sky was quite dramatic, with clouds dropping rain that largely though not completely evaporated before reaching the ground.
African violet flowers have an almost crystalline quality. This one occupies space on a shelf above the kitchen sink, where it gets morning sun and some humidity.
Lucy will occasionally try to pick up two things. Here, with ball in mouth, she tries to pick up a Kong/rope toy.
She succeeded. Of course it was too quick to capture with the camera. What a talented girl.
We spent time shelling beans on a delightful November afternoon. Not much yield by volume – perhaps two cups – and certainly not enough to be self sufficient. Yet, we grew them.
Even after the first frost and the first hard freeze of the season, this Johnny Jump-up flower still looked lovely.