Monday, 30 March 2020

Spring is coming!

This is the garden I planted last fall. I keep watching it! It has melted, at least

Guess who is in the frog pond?

Clip0 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Song sparrow, a sure sign of spring.

Clip1 from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Nutmeg had an interesting feeding strategy. Note the side eye, as she gave me that, "Don't take my picture." look.

As well as all that is going on, we have a flood watch in our area. We shall see what happens this year. The water is quite high right now. This photo is from a previous year.

It rained all day, and is raining today. We even had a thunderstorm! There were power outages, too.

How rainy was it? 
Even the dock spiders are coming in out of the rain.
I caught it with the bug catcher, tried to release it and it climbed on my camera strap.

Reality COVID–19

Even places like New Zealand are affected, right Jean?

We're going to learn a lot about the spread of disease. Canada has tested over 200,000 people. Quebec is more cavalier about it than Ontario. Ontario's population is higher than Quebec's, yet they have double our cases. Lots of RVs have returned to their province, and stories abound of non-isolation.

Stories abound... First Nations are complaining, rightly so, the stupidity and ignorance of white people!

Rider seriously hurt in ATV collision

Several ATVs had been travelling together, but one rider lost control of his machine and it rolled over, ejecting the victim. March 27.

This just shocks me. It shouldn't, since I've been hearing fleets of motorcycles passing on the highway. Ontario has a new law forbidding groups of 5 or more during COVID–19.

We'll end on good news:

One of the most unique things about Canada's response to #COVID19 is how it's being led mostly by women. Canada's Chief Medical Officer, the Deputy PM, and the top doctors for several provinces and cities (Toronto/Vancouver) are all women.
Canadians see them everyday.
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 28, 2020


eileeninmd said...


Yay for Spring! The Song Sparrow is a sweet bird. Nutmeg is a cutie!
Take care, stay well. Wishing you a happy and healthy new week!

Tom said...

...spring is always worth the wait!

carol l mckenna said...

Oh Nutmeg cute kitty ~ Love the little sparrow too ~ Just what you need is a flood ~ we had wind, rain, thunder and lightening last nite ~ cloudy at the moment ~ at least it is not the white stuff ~ don't need that on top of everything ~

Be Well,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Powell River Books said...

I'm going to show my ignorance, are those mosquito larva in the frog pond? They look too small for hatched frog eggs. - Margy

Nancy J said...

Yeeha!!! Where did you ever find that map and show NZ so well? Yes, we have cases, almost every one has begun with an overseas traveller coming in, either a citizen or permanent resident returning to NZ, or a tourist. The first death, so sad, a lady in her 70's, with COPD, so already hugely health compromised, and as no gatherings are allowed, no funeral, and only one family member allowed to the funeral home. We continue to be vigilant, anything coming to the letterbox gets sprayed with methylated spirits and left to air out. Less traffic on all roads, I miss going to the supermarket, but friends are so generous and do all the grocery shopping. Moxy is behaving, our bed is the safe place, And Boris has a chair on the deck, or on Joyce's bed. Take care, hope the flooding doesn't cause major problems, stay safe.XXXX

E. said...

i really really really love your headers shot. nice!! hope u r well this week. take care. ( ;

Anvilcloud said...

I don't think we will have a repeat of last years flooding. At least I hope not.

Lowcarb team member said...

Spring is one of my favourite seasons, even in these present times, we are doing our best to enjoy it.

All the best Jan