Sunday, 17 November 2019

The big 70th birthday

We went out to dinner to celebrate Joe's birthday. He put on his suit and off we went. You'll understand my difficulties getting photos in focus. It was pleasantly warm, beside the fire. The dark ambiance made it difficult. My right cataract is horrid; itchy, and cloudy. It irritates me as I try to focus my right eye, which fights with my left.

Anyway, this is a memory we shall save!

Appetizer was a lovely strawberry taste of heaven.

I had lamb and JB had meatloaf, which he loves!

After this we went home. The next day, we drove into Ottawa to meet up with family. Lots more excitement followed.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Cinnamon and Nutmeg

A big change. Both kittens came out to the living room. They see their bedroom as a safe sanctuary.
Smaller, female Nutmeg on the left.

Annabelle doesn't want to play. She just wants to taste that rich, wonderful-smelling kitten food. Teeny Nutmeg guards her food bowl. Nutmeg has a terrific growl. That kitten food beats Annie's diet food any day.

We went out and I left the kidlets some kitten food. I was having trouble getting them down to the bedroom. Annie kept following, despite having just fed her in the kitchen. I gave up and set the dishes on the floor.

Cinnamon has been bird watching.

Cinnamon from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Friday, 15 November 2019

The frog pond and critters

I enjoy before, during or after photos. Also, photos showing landscapes over the seasons. The frog pond gives me much pleasure.

Nov. 7, it froze!

Nov. 10 – still frozen, but green.

Back down I went, Nov. 12th, after we shovelled the driveway.

The wood duck nesting boxes await spring arrival!

Now, to the left of the above photo is where I put the trailcam. This is where the critters appear.

Back up at the driveway... you can see the heavy build up of snow on top of our pile of pumpkins.

snowy deer from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Thursday, 14 November 2019

What a storm!

Nov. 12th storm, we were awhile getting dug out!

I like the exercise of shoveling. JB is so happy with our snow blower, as it has a braking system, and he can run it. Otherwise, he couldn't with his back issues. I finished off the highway end of the driveway. I did the front sidewalk, and half the back deck. He did the rest of it when I was with my client. It takes teamwork!

Look at the bird bath! Everything was still plugged in, which is good. It was quite cold.

When my old bubbler had the biscuit, I bought a new one which has lights. It is very pretty at night!

JB did his thing. We'd planned ahead and filled up the gas can.

I did my thing. (The poor frozen pumpkins!)

Not spectacular photos, but the four doves in a row were sweet.

Poor Bob V.

As the day unfolded, the winds came up and cleared the snow off the trees.

Cinnamon and Nutmeg are settling in. Cinnamon found the cat bed in JB's office. We'll call this an artistic photo!

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Before the fall, and snow

Last night was a cold one!

This may seem a bit incongruous. (After 20 cm of snow on Monday, Nov. 11th.) This was my walk Nov. 10th. The plate fungus are wonderful. Well, they were! I thought I best post it before I forget.

More deer scrapes. Yes, AC, no problem scraping up a post topic!

Isn't the moss and lichen lovely?

Look at them all! [If you haven't read it, Deer scrapes and trailcams]

And the pumpkins. They are really enjoying them. At least, until the snow fell!

The snow fell. Can you see the orange peeking out?!

Tuesday, 12 November 2019


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Monday afternoon the snow began. Just before that, I had a doctor's appointment. I have painful bursa strain at my hip. The subtendinous bursa protects the bones from the tendons. I'll go to physio.

My physician sent me for a blood test for various ailments, then we grabbed a flu shot.

This is my GP, Dr. Dan (on the left)! He's a peach. Dr. Drummond, an ER physician, is quite the Tweeter.

Annabelle is watching the cats carefully. They see the bedroom as sanctuary, which is good. She is desperate to get in there, as that's where the rich kitten food lies, waiting for a very hungry big sister cat. This photo shoot didn't go well, but you get the idea!

In the meantime, in our guest room, kittens are having a blast. They like to drop another mouse into the toy. That way there are two mice friends!

kittens from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Down in our forest...
buck Nov 9 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The momma really didn't like the pumpkins, but there was an apple the momma was about to eat. The cub stole it!

Bears Nov. 9 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

We woke to a dump of snow. It built up over a couple of hours, then continued overnight. The first photo was 3:30 in the afternoon. The next at bedtime and the next this morning. Must get shoveling!