Its nice to see the Osprey have returned, (check out the talons on the first pic) and I found a new nest this week....looks very sturdy. The picture of the hawk/falcon (possibly a Merlin falcon) was taken from my kitchen window shortly after daybreak as he was silently watching my backyard. When he saw me coming the yellow bellied sap-sucker took his time finishing his lunch, but the young porcupine ran away, almost before I could get the camera up. I'm always looking to collect pussy willows for my Aunt Jo, and the first ones I see this year are surrounded by spring flood waters. Finally, a beautiful sunset over a placid Keyhole Lake.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Pleased to see seven deer (only one from the record of eight) browsing in my backyard this week. It seems that the deer have had a good winter as they all appear healthy. We went for a drive "on the backroads" Saturday and found this waterfall that was just over a meter high and had washed away the road we were traveling on.. Later, three deer seemed unconcerned and posed for a pic.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wendy and I love to cross-country ski and one of our favorite places to go is Lindsay Valley on Base Gagetown in the town of Oromocto. This family friendly facility has over 35 km of groomed trails. All trails are grooved for traditional skiing and include a lane for skate skiing. From beginner to expert these trails will offer fun and range in rating from easy to intermediate (with a few scary hills mixed in ). Trails are clearly marked and one trail is even lighted for night skiing on select dates. On arrival, visitors are greeted by a large parking lot , a ski lodge and a family sliding hill. The lodge has washroom facilities and canteen services on the weekend from 10 am - 5 pm. Telephone 506-422-2000 for more information.