Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sunday tales

Mother's Day was a bit of a day for me.
Hubby asked if I wanted my traditional Sunday breakfast, "a kitchen sink!" (An omelette with the works.) Why not! I split it in half, to enjoy the next day, too. He is kind to make me feel special.

Hooper and I went walkies. The plants are starting to grow up!
Hooper walkies from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

First, down to the pond, then to harvest the SD Card from the trailcam. A mallard.

It looks like bear attacked the trailcam, again. He ripped it off the mounting peg last year. Yep. A bear.

Scarlett Tanager, yes, it looks orange, and fooled me. I'm not the only one seeing this, though.

Scarlett Tanager from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We skootched around the meadow, and through the forest.

We saw a couple of ovenbirds. The ovenbird is nest in the forest beside our house.

Ovenbird from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Hooper and I went to the back 400 to check for barred owl pellets, but I  haven't heard them courting, nor seen a pellet around his favourite tree. I don't think we'll have owls this year, although I've heard them.

In the back 400, I strained a weak left ankle. Then, I want back to use the reciprocal saw on a small fallen tree blocking the path. I pulled a muscle in my right calf.
Back to the house, Hooper took a rest. Daisy and I did some gardening, dratted twitch grass. I chucked a piece out, and hit my hand on a garden ornament. The blood was dripping down. Hubby bandaged me, and then fetched some ice. It's bruised. We sat and read on the lower deck.

Then he fetched wine and a pizza for my lunch, as it was 2:30. I had the rest for dinner. I had phone calls from two of my three children. That's what I expected, but not what I'd hoped for.

We did a pay-per-view and watched The Greatest Showman on TV. It was fun. I was happy to put my feet up.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Breeding plumage variant, apparently - the tanager... and I watched the Greatest Showman this weekend too!!! Thought the songs were all a bit 'samey', but it was a fun movie. Hope the sprains and strains are healing quickly. YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

A day of hurts and bruises for you.

Karen said...

Ouch, not a good day for injuries was it.
I too get disappointed on Mothers Day. There is that one child who doesn't call at this end too.

Nancy J said...

Your jetty, a chair waiting Hooper for company, and TLC from JB, all in all a lovely day. Hope the bruises are fading fast.XXX

Red said...

It looks like you're an accident waiting to happen. Look after yourself. Be careful.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh gosh Jenn -- be careful out there. What a day ... but there were some great parts too. I guess that's life. The bear must not want his picture taken.

William Kendall said...

Ouch on the ankle!

Hooper is quite vocal too!

NatureFootstep said...

a lovely post. Love it all and the little colorful tanager :)