Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Find Me

Lost Mitt


This time of year, bushes, posts, hydrants, fences all sport single mittens and gloves. Ah, the frustration of getting home only to discover that one mitten is missing. I hope this twosome find their partners. At least, for now, they have each other!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Happy Holidays

Seasonal Flowers

Happy Holidays to all my online friends. Celebrate what you will. Tis the season to light up your homes - with candles, Christmas lights, flowers and friends. Enjoy the best of the season.

The days are starting to get longer...

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Refuge Faunique Marguerite-D'Youville in December

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We bundled up and set off for the Refuge faunique Marguerite-D'Youville on Île St-Bernard. It is a beautiful place to walk in any season. The ponds are freezing up. No more ducks swimming around.

Nuthatch on a branch

There are lots of birds still here in the winter. Bird feeders attract many from nuthatches to chickadees to woodpeckers.

A Bird in the Hand

The nuthatches and chickadees will eat straight from your hand. The chickadees move very quickly - it's hard to catch them. on camera.

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Once the birds knew the food was there, it became like a bird highway, one swooping in, taking a quick selection and the next ones coming in quick succession.

Cardinal in the Snow

This cardinal watched warily as the little birds ate from my spouse's hand. When we through some seeds on the ground, it flew down under a tree and when it felt safe, it came out to eat.

Hiding in the Brush

We saw a number of deer. They seem to be comfortable around humans as long as we did not get too close or make any sudden moves.

We plan to go back once there is more snow.