Sometimes…

Beauty is around us but we forget to appreciate!

Thank you Ryan for taking these pictures and reminding us to enjoy the view. It only lasts a short while…

Summer has come and passed..

Summer 2021 was an exceptional mixture of sun and rain.

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Regular visitors,

unusual ones,

and unseen ones came by. One foot stool disappeared …until Curtis went looking and found it in the bush.

A bear had left a few claw imprints.

Looking out the window, seeing a dragonfly, a bumble bee and a humming bird simultaneously sharing a meal at the same bush made me wonder why humans cannot follow their example…

Sunsets were amazing:)

And now, fall has arrived, as astonishing as ever!

Winter friends

So all winter, Hoppy behaved during the day:)

But then, we realize what Hoppy was doing all these nights…

From this,

To this…

So we did have to bring Hoppy to a new home, R & R Classic Cars lot. The sad thing is that when we left him, he did not hop away but rather stayed there looking at us seemingly saying : Are you deserting me?

Will Roger see him tomorrow???

And then, we hear one of our beautiful pileated woodpeckers…

pecking our chimney… Mating call?

Ah well, that is the price you pay for enjoying their company ha!

Spring 2021 tomorrow!

Is this possible? How time flies!

This winter was the first we have spent at home in a while. But nature never fails to amaze, even at home:)

Hoppy was a permanent visitor, staying put under our Xmas tree during the day and roaming at night. Roger finally discovered Hoppy’s favorite food 🙂 broccoli!

February
March

They kept us company:)

And then, who are those mystery visitors?

As winter rolls around

November 28th 7:20 a.m.

December 1st, 4:40 p.m.

December 2nd, 8:11 a.m.

December 8th, 8:19 a.m.

December 8th, 8:33 a.m.

December 8th, 9:03 a.m.

December 8th, blue jays feasting:)

A lonely goose with a broken wing roams our property.

But wait, a week later, her friends or off springs come to keep her company before…they say goodbye.

Will the lone goose survive the winter? We are told the cold is not a problem as long as there is open water. We feed it corn:)

December 14th, sunset 4:33 p.m.

Biggest woodpeckers we have ever seen…

January 8th, 2021, spectacular skies surround our home at sunset (5 p.m.)

We are blessed!

As summer turns to fall

Beauty of an early morning walk 🙂

July sunrise, 5:46 a.m.

July sunrise 5:47 a.m.

August sunset 8:35 p.m.

Summer visitors

September sunrise 6:47 a.m.

Sure signs of fall…

Beauty of the season!

October sunrise 7:35 a.m.

October sunset

Winter is truly on its way…Time for tuques and mitts