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!


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

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.


Lilies (for Lilli) soon follow…




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





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.


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

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April 21, 2020


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.


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:)

But by 11 a.m., oh no! More?IMG_9089

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