Thursday, 1 December 2022

Rain, snow, wind, and a buck!

The weather has been nuts, but the snow tires are on. We had 20 mm rain, when a massive storm rolled on through. The massive storm was followed by strong winds. Our power went off about 11:00 last night. I was up at 3:15 and when the power came on, our outdoor lights came in! 

The goldfish pond looks great. I'm glad I reattached the water barrel. The more water, the better – it protects the critters. There are three baby goldfish, several frogs, and a water beetle in there. 

We've sunk below zero, and the rain was followed by snow. Just a touch. Here is my summary of our November weather

I went out after the clouds cleared off. The hornet's nest had been blown off the branch. It was quite soggy, with all the rain, and it fell with a splat on the ground. It is quite delicate, and a lovely pattern.


The winds, they blew!


Sunset was lovely!

I've had fun trying to video a buck at this year's buck scrape. I finally got one. I replaced the spent battery, reformatted the SD Card, and put it on the correct setting. 


buck scrape from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


He's a younger buck, this lad ↑. Normally, they follow a fertile doe around for the 24 hours they are 'in heat' or whatever it is called! This is a much better example of a buck scrape, from the photos I collected in 2018.

16 comments:

Tom said...

...just rain and wind here.

Anvilcloud said...

I got. Now alert this morning. It was supposed to have started already but it hasn’t.

Barbara R. said...

Mating rituals are so interesting.

William Kendall said...

We certainly got a lot of rain yesterday.

DrumMajor said...

The hornet's nest is pretty on the outside. A bit spooky to be holding it, even though the critters are gone. It'd be easier for the buck to just splash some aftershave on. Linda in Kansas

RedPat said...

I find this weather has been keeping me inside these days so it is nice to see your shots of your wanders.

Elephant's Child said...

That hornet's nest is a masterly piece of architecture.

eileeninmd said...

Love the buck and sunset. Happy December, I hope this winter is not too cold.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your buck is very stately and beautiful!!

Some idiot illegally shot deer on our Turkey Mountain over the weekend. Lots of people angry about that!!

DeniseinVA said...

That wasp nest is amazing work, nature’s engineers. The videos were great also. Love the header shot if I haven’t mentioned it before. The weather link was very interesting too. Beautiful skies out there. Happy December Jenn :)

Red said...

I really like the pose the buck has taken for your last photo.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Love the capture of the buck!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a lovely pattern on that downed hornet's nest. I've never heard of a deer scrape before. Courting and mating. HMM!

Jeanie said...

I was riding here with my friend from London (ON) in her car and the thermometer read -1. I thought of you and your fish and hope all remain well for the winter!

Divers and Sundry said...

We don't do snow tires here since snow is rare and not generally heavy or long-lasting when it does come. I had an aunt who had an old hornet nest in her home. Fascinating! The deer look stately.

Lowcarb team member said...

Sunset was indeed lovely :)

Happy December wishes.

All the best Jan