Dec. 23rd – One out hunting in the afternoon sun (video).
Jan. 22nd – BLue jays clued me in. Photos and video!
Jan. 24th – Near the nest, blue jays alerted me again.
Feb. 24th – Found an owl pellet under his favourite tree!
Mar. 29th – Pooped under his tree in the night.
As I returned from the farthest part of the back yard, the geese flew overhead! Then they aimed at the lake, then veered.
What a glorious sound! They are a bit miffed, as our lakes are still frozen. They are in corn fields all across the region, hoping for a melt.
If you like the sound...
Geese on the fly from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
The turkeys think it is mating season. They are displaying to entice the females. Bambi doesn't quite know what to make of it all!
Daisy and I went walkies. This fallen tree has proven to be entertaining for all. Hubby took Annabelle there the previous day.
The tree sits in a group of five. I think of them as the Cinq Soeurs. They are a group of five trees, and one, eventually, fell over, June, 2016. I watched the tree sway in the wind. It creaked for months. This is what it has looked like since then. The cats love it!
Daisy is a climber. She ran for yards, then flung herself up the tree. She was so happy!
Outside, the snow still melts. Although, today, we have had snow since 5:30 a.m., and now, at 8:30, it's rain.
Inside, my Orchid Cactus is beginning to bloom in the strength of the afternoon sunshine. I look forward to its huge blooms! [ It blooms for a couple of months! My Orchid Cactus blooms!] I put it outdoors in May. That's the second photo! I shall anticipate such blooms!
Oh, yes. Sitting inside, I spotted a chickadee swoop across the window vista, swiftly followed by my sharp-shinned hawk!
He is a frequent flyer, and often appears in the afternoon. He wasn't watching me! I have an archival photo of him on top of the bird feeder stand! At the time of the 2nd photo, April, 2015, the experts told me he was a juvenile.