Saturday, 2 July 2016

The critters are amazing!

We love visiting CC's restaurant in Rideau Ferry. They were quite busy Wednesday, June 29th! It seems everyone wanted to have dinner on the patio. We had a friend visit. He had business in Ottawa, and was on his way home to Port Hope. This was the place we took hime for dinner!

The Canada Geese have had a very good year.

Back at home, the hops vine is growing madly. It loves the climb, and the critters love it. Poor photo, but you can see the little tree frog hiding in the corner.

Then there is the Catalpa tree, in full bloom.
The morning cloak butterfly has been a regular visitor, but to the hummingbird feeder! Funnily enough, Mr. Rose-breasted grosbeak thought he'd check out the feeder, as well.

We have been serenaded by the Baltimore oriole in the backyard trees.

The dead elm trees gets many visitors, what with the bugs, where they sing lustily! Cedar waxwings and nuthatches.

July 1st, I woke early. Annie was playing with a mouse on the bed. I picked it up, to put it outside, and spotted a skunk. Sitting outside, playing on my computer, I spotted a buck.

 Finally, let me vent. This man drove up behind me as I parked and got out of the car. He was talking on his cell phone (illegal), then left his van running (never heard of climate change) while he ran into the general store.
Saturday's Critters #133


Naquillity said...

so many wonderful images. you truly live in a good spot to see lots of nature. i'd be in heaven... hope all is well. have a great day~

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

So many wonderful critter images.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely views of the water and geese. I enjoyed seeing all your birds, deer and the skunk. The frog is a cutie! Great critter post. I hope you had a happy Canada Day and enjoy your weekend. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Hi Jennifer
I am so sorry to hear about your DH. My thoughts are with you. Yes, it is so important to laugh everyday and make beautiful memories. If you ever need to just talk please email me. You can find my email on my blog. Hugs

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word, all things I have yet to see! Sigh, will just have to get back over and for longer! YAM xx

Red said...

You have a great area for birds. I haven't seen an oriole or rose breasted grosbeak for more than 20 years.

William Kendall said...

Thoughtless human being- as humans usually are.

The skunk's fine... unless startled!

Debbie said...

beautiful birdies and such cute critters!! i love dining outdoors, enjoy the long weekend!!!

Powell River Books said...

I have a not so funny skunk story. When we lived in Los Angeles we had a kitty door for our cat to use to get in and out. Behind us there was a natural hill with trees and bushes. On occasion something other than our cat would wander in (we finally had to discontinue using the door much to the chagrin of our new indoor only cat). One of the visitors was a skunk. I was used to chasing out neighbour cats, but when I clapped my hands at this black and white striped cat eating from the food dish in the kitchen, I realized my mistake. I quietly backed out of the house to the garage and waited a long time. When I went back inside the skunk was through eating and had exited back out through the same kitty door. If I had provoked a spray, now that would have been a tragic ending to the story. - Margy

Anvilcloud said...

There is a place somewhere with a causeway one can walk across. We were there years ago but can't find it again. We thought it was Rideau Ferry, but when we drove there awhile ago discovered that it wasn't. If you have a clue what I'm on about, please message me as it is driving us crazy.

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Outra seleção de fotos magníficas, estas de animais. Gostei.