Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Spring slowly churns

Things are popping around here. The ticks are on the move. Tick count = 9.


Dorah seems to be making progress. We went walkies and she launched herself up a tree. She has been a good girl. I have hopes.



Wood ducks are due on Monday! I tiptoe onto the dock, to check out the pond, but the two male mallards fly off, quacking and warn her. Sure enough, about 20 seconds later, out she pops.


I'm checking for the barred owl chick(s) to branch sometime. I have little notion when. This is their nesting cavity. The first stage is for them to get up out of the nest, and sit, while testing out their wings.
The bugs are horrid, and I have to wear long sleeves, and use bug spray.

The trailcam shows Maggie is still pregnant!
Pregnant doe from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

My mistake was to put the feeder back up. I seriously thought... It was between my two planters.
Well, they don't see too well, but they smell very well. sigh.

This is its fourth appearance.

Bear 4 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Trip to Kingston: May 19, 2017

Yes, the purpose was the celebration (Trip to Kingston: An anniversary), but we left home early and made it in time to wander in the morning, visiting the market. Then, we checked into the hotel.



The market was not as robust as we each remembered. Hubby lived here for several years, he attended Queens U.


There were many busses of tourists! The hop on hop off trolley looks great! Lots of people taking a cool, windy boat tour, too!


The water was very high. Docks were submerged.


We stayed at the Holiday Inn. It was adequate! We paid extra for a harbour view. It was lovely. There were protesters, and participators. Hubby had some galetto, and we konked out in bed by 8!
The lilacs, on the drive home, were lovely!


We rallied ourselves to go out for dinner. After assisting at the 'do' that day, we were pretty tired!


The parking lot was a bit worrisome, but it didn't rise too much overnight!