Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A New Little Friend

Look at the face of the little critter below. Ain't he cute? This is our new pooch, Hunter, the english springer spaniel. He's about 3 1/2 months old, with big floppy ears that flap when he runs (as you can see).

We made a couple attempts at a group photo. Not so sure we were successful.

I'm sure he will keep us busy and take us on lots of adventures. 

Friday, December 09, 2011

Good Weather for the Ducks

This past week Fuzz and I were visiting his family in Milton. It rained. Rained some more. Then rained a little more. On Sunday we decided to go out for a walk anyways. At first we were going to go for a long walk along the escarpment but then it started raining even harder. We ended up just going for a nice drive and a short walk in a park in Milton instead. The park has a small lake with some ducks. They didn't seem to mind the rain at all. Of course being city ducks they're used to people feeding them, so unlike our country ducks, these ones come in real close. It made for easy pictures. Ain't this mallard pretty though?

I like birds. I don't really know why but they are beautiful creatures. In the summer we went up to a cottage near Bancroft with my family. We usually see loons there but they keep their distance. This year there were a couple pairs and a single one that came in fairly close. While Fuzz and I were canoeing one day this one would dive and pop up somewhere nearby. 

This goose also hung around the cottage throughout the day. 

 It only flew away because River (the dog) ran in to try to get it. 

God made some nice waterfowl that's for sure. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Moon at Night...

A few weeks ago, as I was walking home on a clear night, I spotted the ginormous moon! (Im not sure how anyone could've miss it). So while Fuzz was bbqing some delicious steaks I took my camera across the road to snap a few shots of the moon. 

In dark situations a slow shutter speed is needed and therefore the camera needs to stay very steady. This is what tripods are for. I don't have one so the cement ridge of the post office parking lot had to do, and leaves shoved under the lens to get the angle. I think it worked out ok.  

One of the great things about the town of Zurich is that on a clear night you can see stars even from in town! Being a country village there's not a lot of light pollution here. The last place my family lived you couldn't see many stars, except for one night during the blackout that knocked out power to the majority of the province. That was good times. I think it should happen more often.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Last night was a night of tricks and treats! For me it was only a few tricks and too much treats. When handing out candy it's tough not enjoy some in between trick-or-treaters. Dropping a fake spider on unsuspecting children is one of my families favourite Halloween tricks and gave us quite a few laughs. Unfortunately I didn't bring my camera out with me and therefore have no pictures of the night. 

 However I do feel that this photo of this old abandoned schoolhouse is pretty ominous. I took this picture last spring while I was on my way to London.

 Then I was there again this summer to take a few more. This time I had walked around the entire thing taking different pictures from different angles. It was kinda spooky that day too. The corn was thick and tall and as I walked around I kept watching to make sure some creature wasn't going to come out and get me. Probably just haunted by stories of Alfagetchas (or however you'd spell it). Some sort of creature that lives in the corn and will come out and take you (or so the story goes, told by my Mother to keep us from wondering into the corn fields when we were little). 

These aren't creepy but I just felt like sharing a few more pictures. This was while Fuzz was out hunting one evening this week. The sun was setting and the breeze was blowing through the golden rod. We didn't see any deer but it was still rather relaxing. 


 This is another older photo. Taken last spring one frosty morning in the swamp (where I did not get eaten by coyotes).  

So now October is done and we are into November. Just that much closer to Christmas!!! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Windsday!

The past few days have been very windy. I took advantage of that and tried to hang out some laundry yesterday which dried super fast however, every 5 minutes or so multiple things needed to be rehung. It was good times.
It reminded me of the story "Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day" where Pooh goes to visit Piglet to wish him a Happy Windsday! (If you've never read any Winnie the Pooh books you really should. They're quite entertaining).  

Just like in the book, the strong winds have blown many of the leaves off the trees. Now they are slightly naked. 

Fuzz was busy playing Robin Hood while I wandered with my camera.

The sun peaked out through the clouds for just a moment. It was pretty beautiful.  

 Even these Tamarack trees will soon lose their needles for winter. 

 But for now we can enjoy the colours that the wind did not blow away
  Happy Windsday!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Let us Begin by Giving Thanks!

One of my favourite ways to pass the time is to take a walk. Especially through a wooded area. This past weekend was Thanksgiving so, with great cooperation from the weather, my family all got together for some tasty turkey and a hike...
 I am thankful for the many fall colours that God has created...
 My awesome family...
 Even the wiener ones...

 For hanging babies from trees...
 For time spent together...

 And long walks in the woods.


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