Sunday, 19 May 2019

Hubby went to a horse show!

I stayed at home, there were chores around the house for me.
He likes horses so much. JB took riding lessons back in the day. He tells a story about sitting on a horse that broke into dancing. It was very much fun, he tells me.
JB used his little pocket camera and he did well with it.

Ottawa Dressage Festival


These are the qualifier trials that will determine which dressage riders qualify to go the Pan American Games in July.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Birds galore!

I have removed all but one feeder from the winter. I'm watching it like stink. So far things have gone well. No bears. The cats have been pretty good, too. They've only nailed one chickadee, which I found on the back deck. 🐾CAT PREY🐱

Friday, May 17th, the indigo bunting showed up. These photos are through the window!


The mourning dove tried to get in on the action.


The female rose-breasted grosbeak, with the purple finch in the background. She has such lovely colouring.


The male rose-breasted grosbeak was prepared to share with Dratted Red Squirrel.


I toddled back down to the frog pond, and the goose was sitting on the dock. She let me get pretty close, then trundled off. The batteries in the trailcam were at 40% and I popped in some more while I recharged the rechargables.


On my way back to the house, a scarlet tanager landed right in front of me.


Scarlet tanager from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

They aren't very large. Cute little things.
Indigo bunting from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Back out in the afternoon, more birdies! I sat on the front step to take these photos.
White-crowned sparrow.


The hummingbird feeder is doing great business. They are here often.




Also, we've not had any ticks. This is good news. Daisy was always the tick magnet. Historical data: 🕷️TICKS 2019.

Friday, 17 May 2019

Paint Party Friday


It's been terribly cold out. This morning:

These are good days to stay indoors and sketch. 
I've been learning about my new oil markers.  It's a bit tricky. Scanning it, I did a bit of repair using Graphic Converter. It was a good challenge. I used to teach my students how to create GIFs. Now, I can just play.

My inspiration.


My pansies are doing well. The flowers I've put outdoors are good, too.