Thursday, 30 March 2023

Sunshine, then snow!

Look at the sunshine! 

I've been looking for signs of pregnancy. This doe seem to have a lovely round belly! 

This is their favourite spot to sit, on the hill, in the sunshine. There are two here. This faces south, and warms up.

My embroidery is coming along. It is no longer a surprise for Caitlin, and I share it here! We've been watching tennis while I work on it. 

To feature our Ottawa grandies today (we live vicariously), the fabulous Isabelle (Gr. 7) had a concert, a Kiwanis competition. She plays clarinet in her gr. 7/8 band. This took me back in time. All three kids played in the band! While I used to play the autoharp, piano, and guitar, I only ever did vocal music in school.  

On the weekend, Josephine went to a leadership camp at her high school, the same high school her mother and uncles attended, and the same camp her mother attended. (I don't remember if my sons attended it!) The parental unit took turns volunteering at the school over the Friday/Saturday/Sunday. The kids sleep over at the school. 

Whilst Caitlin volunteered, JL took Isabelle to his alma mater, Carleton University, for a tour. He took her to the pub. They had a great father/daughter bonding time! After that, JL went in and spent come supervision time. Isn't that fun! 


There seems to be an upswing in COVID in our Health Unit. There was a huge jump in the middle of the month. There are now six outbreaks reported, all in congregate care facilities, accounting for 138 cases. 

We had more snow Wednesday. Compare that to the photos above, and spring is still struggling to break through. They were huge snowflakes.

First there were winds, and our power flickered, but came back on. I had a frozen lasagna in the over, and crossed my fingers. 

It could have been rain or snow, it began with rain (2 mm), then flipped over to snow (3 cm). You should have seen me out there with my rain gauge, flipping out the containers as the change occurred!

It was a cold morning! High of 2. 

I had walkies down in the forest. More on that tomorrow, barring actual exciting events! That's Canada, mostly we talk about the weather! 😜


Tom said...

...we had the same weather.

eileeninmd said...

Covid seems to be never ending. I like that bowl full of nachos, yum!
I hope this comment works, I had a problem on a previous post of yours.
I always love your deer images. Take care, have a happy day!

Jeanie said...

Your embroidery pieces are really pretty. And I hope the deer are pregnant. I think Covid will be bumping up here a bit soon too. I've heard of several getting it. Being careful!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
It's that Scottish ancestry! Cold and wet here again today with spring struggling to show... YAM xx

Barbara Rogers said...

Great to have those connections with your grands. Weather continues to be such a fickle lady. 32 F this morning, and after the strange warm Feb. who knows what will happen in April...we may have frosts till Mother's Day, say the old wives tales. Last year we didn't wait that long to have outdoor planters full of flowers. Ah, the patience of spring.

RedPat said...

We had snow here for about 20 minutes in the afternoon yesterday and then it all melted and the sun came out.

Nancy J said...

Fickle weather, grandies having wonderful times, and t he deer, guess somewhere along the trail there will be some new expectant mums. Keep warm, we have a warmer morning here, I have let the fire go out!!!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely series of photos ~ love the deer and little girl ~ Covid is insidious ~ be safe ~

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

We have two does visiting the property, each with one yearling. Both appear to be pregnant, as well as an older doe which may be the grandmother. Wonder if her babies will be cousins or uncles.

Cloudia said...

Perhaps immunity is waning? You do needlep too! You are my frontier woman. Keep showing us nature and your wonderful nature dear

William Kendall said...

That snow hit the city too.

Red said...

Yes, we are weather talkers. We have a saying here, "If you don't like the weather , wait twenty minutes."

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Our spring is finally warming up a little bit. Your spring would be hard for me to deal with.