Wednesday, October 20, 2010
When I was getting the house ready for a showing, the Little Dickens and the Big Dickens jumped on the bed. You can tell that Tawny knows she wasn't supposed to be there because of the sheepish look on her face. (Oct 18th)
The gorgeous sunset was lighting up the bottom of the clouds. (Oct 18th)
We haven't had a hard frost yet! (Oct 20th)
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The sunlight lit up a chilly landscape - a light frost but a fog from the lake, since the water was warmer than the air.
The frost hasn't killed the pretty flowers yet (dahlias??).
It seems that the goldfinches have gone, but the Chickadees are still here.
The Chickadees like the finch feeder, so I am leaving one of them up - I put the smaller one away.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Usually I am picking the weed seeds off the dogs coats after the walk, but this morning I took this photo of this thistle seed. The white ball of seeds is so pretty and fluffy and not prickly at all - how deceptive Mother Nature is sometimes!
Monday, October 11, 2010
I was walking the dogs on Monday afternoon, and Freda spotted this little bundle of fluff on the back deck - a very young chickadee. Freda thought it might have been injured, but it flew away a little while later so were glad that it was alright.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
The morning dawns with a beautiful clear day, brilliantly lighting up all the colours in the trees.
The fall mums looks wonderful. We have several colours of mums in the front garden, and they all LOVE the location, judging by their size! :) In this photo, there is a bright pink in the foreground right, then some dark red ones in the middle, and then two pale pink mums in the pots on the steps (far right) -- these colours of these ones are a bit washed out because the sun is so bright.
A shovel and some culverts were delivered. It looks like the city is going to start the work to put in the ditches and culverts to properly channel the runoff water. This is good news!
The wind had really picked up by the afternoon, and the lake actually had breaking waves on it!
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
This is a Great Blue Heron that visits the lake fairly regularly. The photo is not that good because (a) it hard to hold the camera steady while also holding two dog leashes, (b) the camera was at full zoom and it is very difficult to avoid camera shake. At least you can see the size of the bird even if you can't see the details.
The Heron flies with his neck folded back against itself and the legs stretched out behind out it (it's flying from left to right in this photo). Juvenile Great Blue Herons are brownish, instead of the bluish-gray/white colour.
It's migration season! That's why the Canada Geese love visiting here...
Even though the Blue Jays are noisy and are messy eaters, it is still wonderful to see the brilliant flash of blue as they fly along.