Last night I looked out back and saw You Two. This is where I haven't cut the grass, and left it to grow where the spring bulbs are planted. Here they were in April!
They are happy for any food, and are often seen eating the dead weeds. They fill their bellies with anything organic to get through the winter.
Ontario is now in a stage 2 lockdown. Virtual school from Wednesday, Jan. 5th until, at least Jan. 17th. They are suggesting it might be 2 - 4 weeks shut down. It'll be hard on the elementary kids. They are the ones less likely to be double vaxxed, as well. The high school kids can more easily flip to virtual school, but I'm not sure about the younger ones. The poor teachers have a day and a half to flip. Our public school kids were to go back the 3rd. It pleases no one, a day late and a dollar short, but it is done.
Monday afternoon we took a drive. We thought we'd get out of the house. The car needed to get going in this cold weather. Sitting in the garage doesn't do it any good.
As we drove, I spotted two hawks of one flavour or another. We didn't stop, a I was sure they'd take off anyway. This is one we had in the front yard! I found this old photo of a hawk on the feeder. I'd forgotten about it. It's amazing how they don't visit on a bird count day!
Narrows Lock was a nice choice. Here we came around the corner to see the Big Rideau Lake.
JB pulled the car over for me. The one swan came over – maybe thinking I had food? He was murping all the time.
The ice looked cold but the texture was so pretty.