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Monday, February 17, 2014

over the hill





Can you see all the deer tracks in the crusty snow?

On a recent Saturday afternoon I convinced hubby to join me for a walk up the hill behind our house.  It was still a lovely day in the sunshine for early February.  You can see that there is a lot of snow and ice on the fields but the grasses are showing in some spots too.
Below you can see the ice that Murray broke with his boots.  It was really slippery on these patches in between the snow patches.


Ice, snow and deer tracks.


Almost to the top and looking back down the hill.  Do you see the two small white houses at the edge of the trees on the left?  The one on the right is ours.
It's a longer walk up there than it appears from the house!

I mentioned the deer tracks in the snow.  Well, where there are deer there is also deer 'scat', to be polite.  We saw lots of scat up there.  Some like this and some in neat piles.   They look like beans.  Haha.  We didn't see any deer at all.



When we got to the top of the hill we could see across the head pond (that bit of white in the trees) to Mactaquac and beyond.   
You'd reach Maine eventually….if you were a crow.  :)



We got up to the wooded area and found a pretty spot to look through the trees across the neighbouring farm fields.  This is looking north.

There is a pretty copse wood that, due to a southerly exposure, had less snow.  I think the deer spend time there and we found evidence of them eating the new growth buds on the trees.





the copse - a nice shelter for the deer

Murray.

Me in my down parka and lined gum boots.  


The view down the hill again towards Fredericton. 

What a gorgeous day it was!  I am so thankful to live in such a beautiful place.

There has been a LOT of snow added to the landscape since this day as two blizzards back to back this past weekend dumped about 50 cm. of snow on the area.  

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post.  I am visiting around in my very spare time.   Have a blessed week!

Pamela  

34 comments:

  1. Wonderful views around your home and above it. The photo of Murray and you would look pretty nifty framed.

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  2. What a glorious day you had for a walk!

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  3. Beautiful snow pic's back home. I so enjoyed the photos of you with your grands in your last post! Have a great week.

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  4. cute shot of you .... you look like you are thinking "i can concur the world." i love how the sun places on the snow like that ... so dreamy. we have lots of snow but it is melting a bit each day. ( :

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  5. You look so happy.. Your views are glorious.. xo

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  6. That is indeed a beautiful place! Thanks for taking us on your walk.

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  7. Beautiful vistas in your corner of the world. Love the shot of you embracing the day (or the scenery).

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  8. Wonderful scenery . Your area you live in looks very similar to ours lots of lovely wooded areas and fields . It is nice to get out side for some fresh crisp air .Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  9. Such gorgeous views from the hill top, made the walk worthwhile.

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  10. You live in a beautiful area! Eastern Canada is definately on my bucket list of places to get! Have a wonderful Family Day!!

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  11. Beautiful wide-open spaces...something that is few and far between in my part of NC. The tall oaks make it nearly impossible to get much of a view around here. Lovely photos...even the deer poo :)

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  12. You have a great place to walk. Your photo's captures the snow effects so nicely.

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  13. Pamela, you look like you really enjoy the cold and icy weather! It is very pretty there and your photos are very good.

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  14. Pamela, I can feel the icy coldness of the landscape, but also the warm and glowing sentiments of its inhabitants!

    Happy Monday!

    Poppy

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  15. It looks beautiful, but very cold! The ice build up on the snow is very thick isn't it. Hope that you have a good week. xx

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  16. I love the photo of you with your arms outstretched. You look so happy and full of life, Pam!

    Karen

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  17. Beautiful and chilly walk - it is always good to get out in the fresh air - lovely, lovely photos.

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  18. Look at you enjoying the sunshine in the snow. We see deer scat around our son's property. We also see evidence of bears...oye.

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  19. You DO live is beautiful spot. Enjoy and stay warm.

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  20. Beautiful winter shots! Love the blue sky contrast and that sunburst is very cool!

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  21. I liked the glossy shine to the snowy, packed down hill. Nice to be able to take off from home, without the car, and just walk and walk and walk. Or ski and snow shoe!

    Nice parka and boots . . . be careful on the slippery slopes!

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  22. Thank you for taking us along in your winter walk! Loved all the photos - including the deer scat, LOL.

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  23. That's quite a hike...and in boots! Love seeing your house from up there and signs of nature along the way! It's nice to get outside when the sun is bright and everything is so beautiful! Sweet hugs!

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  24. Hope that you are having a wonderful visit with your grandchildren and their parents. Thanks for stopping by.

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  25. So what is the weather like there? Cold, warmer, snowy...

    You have some beautiful shots of your place.

    Jen

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  26. That is such a beautiful view in the last photo! You look like you've really enjoyed the hike, great photo!

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  27. Wonderful walk with Murray, the scenery is splendid. Thank you for taking us along on your adventure, love your photo!

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  28. Ah, Pamela - you make snow look SOOOOOO good!

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  29. Pamela, You make me feel like I should be out enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. Your picture made you look so happy. It's nice that Murray takes walks with you. How sweet. Thinking of you and wishing you more joy with your grandsons!

    Susannah

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  30. Loved these pics of the landscape around your home - and seeing your house in the distance makes me realize even more how lovely your spot in that beautiful countryside is Pamela.

    Yes, brutal weather seems to continue up in the NE and into the Maritimes - hope it will be more springlike by the time you return. Meanwhile continue having a lovely visit.

    Mary X

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  31. You truly are blessed to live in such a gorgeous place, Pamela!

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  32. A beautiful day! And isn't it lovely to feel the warmth of the sun on our faces? It's getting stronger every day. I love the shot of you standing with arms wide open - a lovely joy-filled picture. And the ones of your sweet grandboys are darling!

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  33. You look like you're at the top of the world, Pamela!
    It is all so beautiful covered with snow and sunshine.

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  34. Hi Pam, this will be the third time I tried to post a comment (frustrating) What a lovely walk, glad Mr. M went with you to protect you from all the deer drops. I saw all the deer in your post going to the mail box but for some reason can't post a comment, perhaps the connection I am borrowing just won't allow. We are antique hopping again today and just came through a bad storm, not snow just rain and wind and darkness. I should have taken out my camera. Lol. Glad you enjoyed your walk, take care

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