The deer on their morning commute over the ice and snow on Tuesday morning.
Hi everyone! Another week has passed by all too quickly as we inch ever closer to the end of February.
It was a good week with snow, freezing rain, pouring rain and high winds, sunshine and spring-like temperatures. It has felt more like March weather than mid-February so we will have to deal with it for many more weeks I'm afraid.
The deer on Wednesday morning with most of the snow gone.
Most of our snow melted away from the rains and we had 3 mild and sunny days in a row after Tuesday's nasty weather.
The deer have been on the move and there are about 25-30 in our area lately.
This was on Thursday morning. Very little snow.
I had a tea party for two of my very good friends on Thursday afternoon and we had a great time catching up over tea, muffins and cookies.
I took this photo this morning when it was snowing a bit. There were about 15 deer that must have spent the night in the field just behind us as some were still laying down when we got up at 7:00. You can see how close they are to our backyard where the small trees are. I really don't want them sleeping in the backyard so this was pretty close!
This is a good thing. :) The morning sunrise is shining right into our living room now and I have to keep the blind closed more.
On Friday morning Murray asked me what I wanted to do that day. (He has Fridays off, for the most part. Sometimes he ends up working from home.) I thought maybe we'd go into the city and run errands but he asked if I'd like to go to Moncton for the day. Well, you don't need to ask me twice about that! I wanted to meet up with my sister-in-law and have a look for good warm boots and a jacket for snowmobiling. Well, we got to meet my SIL but the boots and jacket were not found, although he found a pair of boots. But, we had a great time just looking around and driving around my old home town and seeing what's new. Oh my, the changes in 6 months is incredible.
These two new stores opened in the past 6 months....you might recognize them. They are in the two big shopping areas in Moncton and Dieppe. I don't know how they'll compete in the market place and with our Canadian dollar so low I wonder how they will stay open. We didn't buy anything as we aren't really sports enthusiasts (hunting and fishing) plus we found their prices were quite high. Or maybe we're just too cheap! :)
Bass Pro Shops
I love how they decorate the store entries with the rustic lodge theme. The Bass Pro Shop has a very Maritime theme to it as well with a replica of the Hopewell Rocks and even a fishing boat up in the air as in the photos below.
So that was my week. Our son called this morning and invited us out to dinner with him and his wife. How sweet is that!? We are going to the Moco Kitchen in Mactaquac Park which is only 10 minutes away. It is a very nice restaurant and we tried to get reservations for Valentine's weekend but they were booked. Why do we always leave that to the last minute anyway. This is a nice surprise for us and I know we'll have a great time that will make up for not getting out last weekend. :)
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and that you have a wonderful week ahead. Thanks for visiting.