A summer day, is always a good day to have a good day, (especially in Northern Ontario)😊

Globe thistles bloom early to everyone’s delight.

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Lilies (for Lilli) soon follow…

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Finally!

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Can’t wait to transplant those maples growing naturally among the ground cover…

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This little chippie is begging for his morning treat…

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Oh oh! Mother did not choose the best place to build a nest, and…she definitely underestimated the size of her chicks…

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Who will get the last peanut?

The squirrel or the blue jay?

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No summer is complete without…

an extraordinary rainbow.

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Best of all, sun sets at 10:04 p.m.

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April 21, 2020

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Since pussy willows have been out for a while, we knew it was only a matter of time before bears would be crawling out of their dens in search of this precious nutrition. Sure enough, last night, we heard knocking on our window. We looked outside but could not spot anything at first. The second time we heard the noise, we knew it had to be an animal and of course we spotted a two year old cub walking in our shrubberies.
But then, this morning, we wondered what he thought about the overnight snowfall.

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Was it excited like a child seeing snow for the first time? lol

Snow on this 30th day of Spring is not welcome. At least it was sunny:)

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Not sure whether I should be happy or sad. Did I plant too early??

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Baby geese, a hare and two bears…

May has passed and June has brought the beautiful weather we have been hoping for. Sunny days have everyone smiling. Mother Nature obliges when we urgently need rain:)


Remember the hare in the last post? Every day when I work in the shrubbery beds he runs around the house as if to say : I’m here! Want to play?


So happy we are when the baby Canada geese are born.

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As in previous years, older siblings or aunts and uncles appear at the same time to celebrate the occasion. After a few days, they leave and mom and dad are left to their duties…Coincidence? Roger and I disagree on the matter lol

One thing we both cannot comprehend is why this heron stands motionless in our pond for hours on end…

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A 2 year old bear has come to visit. He seems incredibly healthy and not too mischievous, not like his buddy who follows a few weeks later. He opens bags of mulch, plays with the water hose, digs in flower pots, climbs on our walls…

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and finally peeks in our window!

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The bear banger is the only solution for this guy!

 

And then, at the end of each day, a unique sunset leaves us in awe until we can count our lucky stars…

 

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April, 2018

We have been home for three weeks now. By this time of year, we usually see buds on the trees and maple syrup has been harvested. Tulips are starting to bloom and robins are back. Well, we did spot a few robins and Canada geese but they have gone hiding again! Who can blame them with the recent snow falls. 

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The view this morning, I have to admit was just…inspiring. Well, it inspired me to write this blog 🙂

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As the sign says in front of Valleyview Public School this week ;
<The only difference between a good and a bad day is your attitude…> 

We are so fortunate to live in this country. Yesterday, while on the computer, Roger spotted two baby chipmunks playing in front of the window.  This morning, I saw a hare, probably wondering if he should shed his white coat just yet! Can you spot him in the next picture? Two minutes later, he had hopped away and disappeared…

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Norm and Louise, thank you for sharing these incredible pictures of your back yard!!

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