Summer 2021 was an exceptional mixture of sun and rain.
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!
So sad! They will not let me in!
So all winter, Hoppy behaved during the day:)
But then, we realize what Hoppy was doing all these nights…
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!
Buds on a maple tree:)
First Day of Spring…
But then, a few days later, they welcome their friends.
These giant woodpeckers came back:)
Finally, not so good news. We have another sighting. A busy beaver. Who will win the war this year, Roger or the dam builder?
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!
They kept us company:)
And then, who are those mystery visitors?
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!
Beauty of an early morning walk 🙂
July sunrise, 5:46 a.m.