This was an Amazon video screensaver. It inspired me, so I saved it.
Tuesday 28 February 2023
Monday 27 February 2023
It was a cold – but sunny day. The blue sky makes such a difference, even in the wetland.
I went down to the point, where I spotted snowshoe hare tracks.
I've gotten snowshoe hares on trailcams, this in 2015. I once spotted one snowshoeing on the wetland, but they are so fast, I didn't have time for a photo!
The quiet meadow! Summer and winter...
And while you can laud the little kids skiing, here is Jess taking cell phone videos alongside Bryony, Feb. 12! He's a tad slow to upload his many images!
Garbage is out, birds fed, the week begins anew.
Sunday 26 February 2023
Crimea; Many Canadians of Ukranian Descent <= I wrote this, after Russia invaded Crimea in 2014. Canada has a lot of people of Ukrainian descent (1.3 million) as well as 132,000 refugees. I'm sure pundits knew it would get worse. Give dictators an inch... I have been watching the ✈ Air Traffic near Ukraine, specifically over the Black Sea. Many countries are involved in keeping eyes in the skies.
|The bombings continue: live UA Map|
🇺🇦 Everyone knows it is the anniversary of the war begun on Ukraine. Just an awful situation. There was a ceremony in Toronto with our Prime Minister. Some dippy Convite thought he'd yell "Freedom" during Mr. Trudeau's speech. A woman told him to stop, and he made a racist remark. Then the PM came up with an excellent admonishment. You know, the stuff we think we should have said at the time.
"Hey sir, I think Ukrainians could tell you a little bit about freedom and liberty, so why don't you settle down?" Yelling over a cheering crowd, he added, "This is a night for them, not for you. This is a night for Ukrainians, not for you."
It turns out this is the dude who heckled, thinking it his right to interrupt at a vigil.
Different countries are doing what they can. The Canadian Forces were in Ukraine training soldiers. Just 5 weeks, but it is training they sorely need. A group of Canadian firefighters gave Ukrainian doctors, paramedics, and First Responders training in combat first aid.
Another project, led by Ukrainian students, is called Unissued Diplomas, is highlighting those Ukrainians who will never graduate. The "Unissued Diplomas" exhibition uncovers the stories of 36 Ukrainian students killed in the war. It began in 45+ universities worldwide on February 24, which marks the anniversary of the day all Ukraine woke up from explosions. The exhibition will last until March 11. It is a powerful project.
Here is one example of a student killed in this war:
Saturday 25 February 2023
It has been cold, snowy, cloudy, sunny. Mostly we watch our deer friends.
I have been bird watching at the feeder. (See yesterday's post for those!) It has been hit and miss for critters. The American Crows seldom come close to the house. This one came by, headed for the feeders.
Let's us begin with some energy!
They are called a 'fawn' until they are a year old. Their 2nd year, they are called yearlings.That's the way to start the day! The herd moves a little more slowly.
The deer is as curious as it is concerned, stamping its hooves in warning. Sometimes they will do this to me, and I just stamp back! This must be a fawn!This was during our recent snow storm. They are hardy critters! Thick fur, coarse coats!
They are headed for the bird feeder or the spring lilac shoots.
Thanks to Eileen for hosting! Saturday's Critters # 480
Friday 24 February 2023
You can see how the Great Lakes moderates the temperatures, with ice rain. Here in Eastern Ontario, we had only snow. The red shows where the ice rain fell. Toronto, and the Golden Horseshoe, were a mess. There was 1" coatings of ice here and there.
Let's set the scene. Feb. 21st, all was readied. We had a bit of snow, 3 cm. All I did was the sidewalk, knowing the next day's snowstorm was coming.
I like action photos!