Note the deer on the right. It was kicking its heels and biting its rump as it ran.
I'm still around. Sorry I haven't been posting or visiting the past week but life happens. Here we are into day 6 of March! The days are getting longer and the time changes to Daylight Saving Time on the weekend. I wish we had the warm weather to go with those extra daylight hours at the end of the day. We don't really get to enjoy them until May and by then we're getting close to summer. Such is life in our part of the world.
The deer have been gathering on the hill the past week and I've counted up to 25 or so at once. We had mild temperatures and rain last week which melted down some of the snow so the deer have been eating the stubble in the bare patches.
Meet and Greet
On the hill with the bare patches.
March 3, 2017
Bring a Friend.
I braved the bitterly cold wind and -20C windchill to venture into the backyard to take these photos. We had such gusty winds from Thursday through Sunday. I don't like wind. I worry about trees snapping and power outages.
Two of the 'three amigos' who hang around our yard having a chat in the tree. They like to clean up the bird seed on the ground which is great.
Monday was a lovely day - sunny and the wind had subsided - so I took a walk around the yard on the icy snow. I had to be careful as my knee is still very unstable so I picked my way carefully and tried to find bare spots to walk on - few and far between. I was delighted to see these daffodil leaves poking through next to the foundation where the snow had melted. Spring is coming!
With winter weather still around I like to buy some pretty flowering plants and tulips to bring spring cheer to our home.
Have you ever seen or used one of these vintage Kodak cameras? My father had one like this and I remember taking my first few photos on it when I was about 9 or 10 years old. Then I was given a Brownie camera - the small square brown plastic kind - which I used for a few years until the Kodak Instamatic Camera was invented. I loved the drop in film cartridge and the flash cubes. Remember them? That was in the 60's and early 70's. My next camera after that was gifted to my by my husband - a 35 mm. film camera. I've been taking photos all my life and I must admit I really like the ease and convenience of a DSLR camera.
This is a collage of the above camera and a vintage Kodak Brownie box camera.
Some spring touches in the front entry. No Forsythia in bloom here yet so faux it is. And faux pussy willows too! I took this photo this morning while the sun was shining before the clouds rolled in. We have snow, ice pellets, maybe freezing rain, then rain moving in. Then back to the deep freeze again on Friday.
Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you are having a good week and that spring is showing signs of it's impending arrival for you.