Monday, 10 June 2019

On the way to Smiths Falls

First, Saturday morning... we were greeted with sunshine. Finally!
I startled the robin, fetching the tractor. You can see her coming out of the nest. Sadly, the eggs were cold on Sunday.

Next, I discovered a new nest in the horse chestnut tree. I think they have abandoned it. I put the eggs in the new nest in front, just in case. We shall see.

I began to mow the lawn on the lawn tractor. I must bring the batteries into the house next winter. I am having trouble keeping it charged.

Off I went, and near the big white pine, I spotted a baby chipmunk. It was so teeny! I turned off the engine, so it wouldn't have a heart attack, snapped a photo, and it took off into the shed. Safety! Back I went to the lawn tractor... it wouldn't start. I had to push it back to the house and plug it in.

The phoebes in the shed are gone. I'm not convinced they fledged, either. 😢There are a lot of predators about. Ones that can climb up the wood to the shed rafter.

This is a new phoebe nest. It's been quiet on the weekend, when we were out and about.

The house wrens are doing well. Their songs are amazingly lovely as he sits in the tree. She's a bit shy.
house wren from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Off we went to Smiths Falls... no bugs with the smell of sage wafting through the 250 m long island.
I wrote, yesterday, about the amazing pow wow on Saturday.

Spirit of the Drum Pow Wow – Smiths Falls

This is a horse paddock, on the way I spotted the foal, exhausted, lying in the sun! Can you see it?!

The show is on! We have a drive-in theatre nearby, not that we've gone. We've been working our way through the Swedish Wallander series. It's quite different than the BBC series. The subtitles make you really concentrate!

There are several osprey nests along the way.

The lakes and rivers are looking fine.

The summer tourist season is on.
summer traffic from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Then, there was this dude. He's a bit close as he passed. Pretty scary.
Motorcycle pass from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We caught up to him at the light. Radio loudly blaring. Dipstick.

Smiths Falls train museum

Also, my DIL made the CBC online news! They live in Vancouver. Before she had her children, she was a nanny. She created a Facebook group to help fellow actors find work as a nanny.

The fine art of survival: Acting like a nanny when you're trying to get by

And, tonight, the Raptors are playing! We've enjoyed the playoffs.


eileeninmd said...


I love seeing the horses out on the field. Great sighting and capture of the Ospreys. Cute chipmunk! Wishing you a happy day and a great new week!

Karen said...

We aren't big organized sports fans, but how can anyone escape feeling excited about such a big game?

Anvilcloud said...

I am almost certain that I'e seen some Wallander episodes in English ... because we tend to avoid subtitles. I am somewhat iffy about that series. We are currently watching Call the Midwife, which I think is very well done, and there are lots of episodes. Netflix.

Nancy J said...

Osprey in tall places, horses and foals, a sure sign of spring, and the water pic, that is beautiful.Enjoy those warmer days.

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William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots!

Red said...

Very sad to find abandoned nests.

Jenn Jilks said...

That's interesting, AC! We cannot get Netflix. Also, we watch all of our movies with subtitles, ad JB is hearing impaired.