It's been a whirlwind of activity. This retirement isn't for chumps!
The internet has been tremendous for me to find kindred spirits. I've met several of my blog buddies.
My dear friend, who lives near Huntsville, came for a visit in between visiting her sisters. She is such a sweetie! We'd never met before, actually. We've talked online, and she kindly donated some of her daughter's tea cups to our hospice (Leanne's gift Dignity House Day Hospice), where I was volunteering. She packed them up, wrapped very well, and it was such a generous gift.
It's All About The Light - The Art & Photography of Susan Oling
Susan is an amazing photographer, belonging to several groups. She paints, as well, and plays Native American flutes. She's traveled, including to the US, for workshops for her work and play.
We had such a lovely visit.
Susan was photographing a moose this month, when her group spotted a drone (UAV) harassing said moose. The moose began running towards them. It was very dangerous. They photographed the three men, and their licence plate, and reported them to the Algonquin Park ranger. Isn't it awful? I know new legislation is coming out for Canadian UAVs. Thank goodness.
We had a lovely walk, as I took her around my forest. Such a great visit.
I kept thinking we should do a selfie, or ussie, but we were so busy getting to know one another!
I showed her one of our twin trees. The trunks of a birch and cedar have fused.
There are still some berries on the serviceberry tree. The raccoons eat em and poop them everywhere!
Off she went to visit some of her sisters.
After Susan left, I spotted a small helicopter. Can you spot it?!
Dang trailcam, it didn't capture us on our walkies. Only me and a small deer. They were shooting at the recertification range last night. I hope the deer will come our way. It might just drive them further into the forest. I spent an hour mulching the leaves with the lawn tractor. Also, bringing in some of the lawn ornaments. Winter, bring it on!
Trailcam Oct.25 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
Yuck - do you have days like this?
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