Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Critters, cats, cardinal, clocks, Cervidae, and curling


We still have art on our front window, thanks to the grandies. As I look out at the deer eating my bird seed, three things come to mind. 
1) I ought to change the bird feeders. The deer are way too used to it, and spring is coming. They like my hostas.
2) I can't take good photos with the drawings on the windows!
3) Daisy wants in!


As I watched the yard, there was a silence after a shadow passes across the yard. The hawk, on its way by.

Daisy is happier with the melting snow, as well as the warmer March temperatures. We've had several good walks.


Caitlin found a man who could repair our cuckoo clock! It sat in the cottage for many years. The kids have fond memories of it during our summer visits. He also fixed our mantle clock. I'm so happy. The cuckoo clock was in the cottage for 40 years. The mantle clock plays Westminster, with a beautiful sound.


As I looked out into the backyard, I spotted what must be two yearlings, twins, grooming one another! So sweet!
Twins from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Hubby is watching Women's Worlds Curling #WWCC2017! It keeps him off the street! Sadly, the games are on at 9 p.m., 2:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., most days. We can tape it. TSN doesn't show anything other than the Canadian women playing, even a big game. This morning's game is against Sweden.

Sweden is 6:1; Canada is 7:0. We have to eschew the news until we watch the game. It's tricky! JB delivered Meals on Wheels, with the radio on, but avoiding sports news all morning!

The is how they repair the stone. I thought it interesting.

Our Rachel Homan, Team Canada: Gets Cracking! They have ads everywhere, these days!

And, yes, I know you don't like curling, Red. You're much more likely to be out skating or birding, but it keeps hubby amused. I spent Monday resting my knee and watching the US hearings regarding the FBI/NSA and Russian wiretapping. It's entertaining, spooky, and fascinating, all at the same time. Methinks it is all unravelling.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the pretty deer and your cute kitties. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and I moan again, it is ridiculous that here in the home of curling, we get nada, nil, not a thing broadcast of the sport...sigh... As always, your critters ease the spirit. YAM xx

Nancy J said...

Curling in NZ, there are outdoor rinks, and at Naseby, an all year round indoor rink, according to their webpage, the only indoor one in the Southern Hemisphere. Lovely window art, a memory of days together.

DUTA said...

I have a mantle clock that looks like yours. It's not working. Your post reminded me of it and of the need to get it repaired. So, I'll take it to town to see what can be done and how much would it cost. Kudos to your daughter for saving the lovely clock!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This mess we have here can't unravel fast enough for me. The sad part is that so many people still really believe in the horror they've elected. Makes me want to cry.... I just can't figure out what is wrong with people.

Your yard is wonderful ....

William Kendall said...

It's sweet to see those deer. I've always found curling perplexing.

Christine said...

Life sounds good where you are right now!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Jen, love this post and the critters. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and awesome nature shots ~ favorite are the deer ~ thanks,

Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful post and awesome nature shots ~ favorite are the deer ~ lovely portrait one ~

Wishing you a fun weekend ~ ^_^

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

We love curling and have been watching when possible (no I don't stay up till the early hours of the morning) I did set the machine to record the final at 3 am Sunday morning. Sure wish it would warm up so we could get outside. Spied the pileated woodpecker on a post across the road this morning, but it went before the camera could snap a photo.

Kay said...

Still can't quite get the fascination with curling. LOL
I remember one winter in Illinois when the deer got into our bird feeder too.