I saw nothing out of the ordinary. But then, I am not a dog so I obviously missed it whatever it was.
I happened to look out the laundry room window at the right time to see this chipmunk at the edge of the deck, finishing a meal of sunflower seeds. This appears to be a bit out of focus because I shot it through the screened laundry room window.
We’re happy to share space and resources with it. Before letting the dogs out we go out ourselves first and walk around, wave our arms and speak up, thereby giving it the opportunity to skitter for cover.
We spent much of a recent very pleasant spring day outside tending to things that needed tending to. Lucy and Fitzi did the same, and all the activity left Lucy quite tuckered out.
A tired dog is a good dog.
A molting American Goldfinch clings to the nyger seed feeder.
A lovely coppery-coloured morning.
I was fortunate to capture this Chipping Sparrow, a sprightly visitor to the backyard.
It is day 14 of the Mourning Dove sitting its nest. While not that cold – it’s 1C – it’s a miserable day with moderate to heavy snow falling and likely continuing for several more hours.
The incubation period is 14 days, according to All About Birds. I hope another two days elapse before hatching; while the snow likely ends tonight, tomorrow nights’ low may dip to -5C.
A very tough time. Fingers crossed. We will see what we see.
It feels like spring has been a long time coming. Seeing these bright and cheery crocuses blooming is a very good reminder that yes, spring is coming if not here.
Someone on Twitter recently asked a very good question. I’d like to ask you, my valued reader, a slightly modified version of that question.
Name places you wish you could walk to from your home which you currently cannot reasonably walk to. As many or as few as you can think of, whatever destination(s) you care to share.