They say two heads are better than one don't they? These guys were nibbling on a tree conk at dusk one day a couple of weeks ago....right in our front yard!
We seem to have a deer problem this winter. The deer are coming ever closer to our house with their tracks in the snow right up to the house and even on the front deck the other morning.
This is their buddy on the front lawn. He saw me in the window of the entry way so stopped to pose for me.
This is another group passing through one evening. They went on to the neighbours field looking for food. Note that they are walking on top of the snow and not sinking. That's because there is a 3 inch icy crust on the snow which makes it impossible for them to scratch and dig for food under it. They are only eating from trees that are the right height for them to reach right now which probably isn't enough.
And they returned about a half hour later.
Mama and baby stopped to pose for me. The other twin was up to the left.
That's mama and her twins on the left.
The late afternoon sun shining on the crusty snow. You can also see some light snow blowing across it in the wind. Yup....it was cold that day.
A gorgeous sunrise.
The last day of January....in our backyard. Those are snowmobile tracks in the foreground. The crust is so hard it didn't even break under the weight of the snowmobile.
Another pretty sunrise on Groundhog Day. And no, those aren't groundhog tracks in the snow.....they are deer tracks right out side the window. I think the groundhog was still in his burrow, or if he came out he would have seen his shadow and ran back in for another six weeks.
We had a male Hairy Woodpecker (do you see him hiding?) and a male Downy Woodpecker at the feeders the other morning.
Now there's a happy man. Murray finally got the snowmobile repaired and running last week and he and our son went for a long drive on the trails this past Friday. I doubt I'll be going far on it....maybe over the back hill or on a local trail when the weather warms up. I don't have warm snow pants or boots and as they would empty my bank account of over $200.00 for something I won't be wearing much I'll hold off for now. lol Do any of you enjoy snowmobiling? We have some beautiful groomed trails in New Brunswick with rest stops (minus toilets!!) and also some great businesses that support travellers with restaurants and motels, cabins, etc. It's a big business for our province in the winter. They call the snow "White Gold". Weekends on the trails are very busy with traffic and if the season brings lots of snow people can snowmobile into April, especially in the northern regions of the province.
This is the third puzzle I've done since January started. It was 1000 pieces - the largest one so far - and was challenging toward the end when I had all that green leafy tree and golden grass to piece together. It's funny how you end up with about 12 pieces left over and 12 spaces but the pieces just won't fit. Well, that's because I put some pieces in the wrong spot and even though they fit the other pieces beside them would not!! Go figure eh? But, I got them switched and it all came together quite fast in the end.
Do you enjoy doing puzzles?
Well, it's a new week and it's still winter. Although it's sunny today the wind is gusting and blowing some loose snow across the fields. The weather is forecasting more ice pellets and freezing rain for Tuesday night and Wednesday which is not welcome here. There are still some power customers without power in the Acadian Peninsula part of the province and it will be 2 weeks tomorrow since the last ice storm took out power lines and poles with the ice buildup on trees and lines.
I hope you have a great week. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it so much. I will be visiting you and getting caught up today.