Saturday, 30 April 2016

Saturday Critters abound

What a day it was Thursday. Hubby had eye surgery on his lower eyelid. He's doing well. He looks like I hit him, though, with a good old bruise. It was to remove a lump. He is much better, and the day was a long one.

We left the house at 9:45, for an 11:30 appointment, surgery after 12:30, into the car by 2:00 p.m., and home. I didn't get 'lunch' until 5:00 after taking in his prescription.

Back to my critters.
I was on my way to the pond when I spotted two whitetail deer.

Down at the pond, a song sparrow (you can tell by the black spot), and the wood duck swims to the end of the pond to avoid my camera.

This is silly to show you, but this is how hard it is to take photos of the ducks. This one saw us coming (Daisy and I) and took off. This is why I depend on the Trailcam so much.

Daisy was konked out whilst waiting for Dratted Red Squirrel. She usually awakes quite suddenly, but I managed not to wake her lying in the garden.

Into town for errands, I spotted Annabelle's distant cousin (I presume)! She lives at Canadian Tire, her name is Paulie and she is 7 years there. Paulie is an excellent mouser! Annie, the vet thinks, is about 3 years old.

The highway is a busy with traffic, but the road work: new culverts and eventually new asphalt and a shoulder, will be wonderful. It is necessary, as we have quite a few potholes where the road is worn out with heavy trucks.

Back home, spring flowers and a caterpillar!

This morning, it is zero C. (32 F.) and there was a Northern flicker on the front lawn. Yes, I should wash windows, I know!


Anvilcloud said...

Seems like a very full day. ALl the best to hubby.

Marcia said...

Such an assortment. Not much different from what I see here farther south.

Unknown said...

I love the deer. They're beautiful animals. I'm glad hubby is doing well. Give him a hug from me. :-)

DUTA said...

Best Wishes to your hubby!
You should have been a veterinarion by profession, as your fondness of critters is very obvious in your posts.

William Kendall said...

I can imagine how long a day that would be.

Deer are always going to be watchful of humans, even if they're relatively used to them.

Nancy J said...

So glad the eye op went well, and a little more caring from you for a while I guess. Windows, they look fine and clear to me. I had a friend who said she didn't wash the outside of her windows until she couldn't see out of them at all!!!. Zero, still cold up North, we have 6C at 4.15 a.m. Fire is lit, coffee made, all is well.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I am glad you hubby is doing well. Wonderful collection of critters. I love the deer and your sweet kitty. The wood duck and flicker are awesome.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
No time to twiddle thumbs, then... sending healing vibes to hubby. YAM xx

Gill - That British Woman said...

hope your dh makes a speedy recovery. You are so lucky to have all that wildlife in your yard.

Red said...

I hope the Hubbie's eye heals quickly. You don't need any more marathon days like that.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a pretty flicker! And your 'yard' (nature park more like) continues to astound me, Best wishes to your husband for continued complete recovery.