Secret Santa delivers.

A box that a Secret Santa sent to Fitzi and Lucy, sent well before Christmas, was inexplicably delayed until today. Never mind, the box was as welcome today as it would have been before Christmas. Lots of good stuff inside, as the pups discovered.

Apologies for the poor quality. I was shooting with my camera phone in low light.

Art.

Faye does cross stitch. Her current project is depicting each days’ weather from January first. Each days’ contribution depicts the daily high and low temperatures, and predominant weather condition.

Since the recent weather has been mostly cloudy with little temperature change, the colours have been largely the same.

We look forward to some change.

A very good meal.

We got take-out from a Jamaican place. On the left (from left), jerk chicken, rice and beans, coleslaw, pork rolls with a spicy dipping sauce. On the right (from left), the rise and beans, coleslaw, dipping sauce with the pork rolls, and curry goat. Delicious.

Oh and at bottom: Lucy expressing a desire to expand her culinary horizons.

Who knows?

Faye and I strolled along a woodland trail today. It was a very enjoyable walk on a quiet day with very kind weather. During the walk I saw a hole drilled by a woodpecker. Unfortunately I cannot upload the photo.

Nest hole? Unlikely, since it was less than 3 meters off the ground. Drilling for food? Probably.

Who knows? Who will ever know? Only the woodpecker.

Some mysteries should be left unsolved.

Gather

Crows gather by the tens, perhaps hundreds, of thousands in the largest town in my municipality. Huge gatherings in urban areas seem to be a relatively recent – in the past few decades – phenomenon.

Faye and I observed these crows flying, as well as others perched on the pediments of a strip mall, during a recent late afternoon shopping trip.

We thought it was kind of cool.