Thursday, February 25, 2016

Trapped Under Ice.

Our part of Ontario was certainly this yesterday. It looked very pretty but was treacherous for travelling and walking. We walked early in the morning before it got too bad. Chuck had to make a quick trip to the hardware store later in the afternoon and the roads were very slippery.
Tuesday wasn't a bad day though. Later in the afternoon just before supper I noticed some of the squirrels were licking the bark on the maple tree out back. It took me a moment to realize the sap is running already as seen in the photo above. I noticed frozen drips a few places on the tree.
Speaking of frozen, that's what Chuck was after he finished thawing out  one part of the eavestrough. It doesn't quite run right here as it has fallen a bit. Chuck hammered it up in the Fall and it was good but with the ice accumulation it must of drooped a bit and when the rain started it was spilling over. A bucket of hot water melted the ice and it ran right after that.
We put a new faucet on the laundry room sink yesterday too. Good day for inside jobs!
Not all of us could be inside though. Many critters at the feeders during the storm.
Ms. Cardinal hung around for a few minutes.
I knew it wouldn't be long before the squirrels discovered the suet.
Ms. Tippy enjoying her peanuts. Very tame now. When she sees me she runs over and I toss her a handful of peanuts.
It is supposed to turn colder tonight. All the rain we had will now turn to ice. Makes for fun walking and driving!

I must go and start supper now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I thought you guys were done all the work in the house! Tell Chuck to rest up for the work to come, after you move. :-)

    Your critters will miss you too, but it's great that other neighbours feed them as well. They won't starve! My two favourite shots are the first, of the birch tree, and Ms. Tippy. :-)

    Have a fabulous evening!

    1. Hi Kim, just little, piddly jobs left. I don't even want to think about any more renovations!
      I will feel very bad when we leave all the critters. I know they won't starve, just move on somewhere else. But hard to leave. I felt terrible when we left our last house.
      Take care and talk soon!

  2. I love reading about an environment which is so different to where I live. The photos of the visitors to your garden are so charming...and that cute Ms Tippy eating her cute!

    1. Hi Maria, I read a few blogs from Australia including yours and I find them fascinating. So different from here. I can't imagine having a hot Christmas! I am a softie when it comes to animals, sometimes my downfall.

  3. I just LOVE your animal pictures. You have such a hard working husband! Have a nice weekend!

    1. Thanks Henny! In the winter we tend to hibernate so not many adventures hence the wildlife photos.
      Chuck does work so hard. He is going back to PAID work shortly for a 4 month contract so he wanted to get everything done around the house first.
      Have a wonderful weekend too!

  4. Nice to know you didn't fare too badly because of that storm. When you leave that climate behind I doubt you'll ever miss it.

    I was wondering what kind of Sparrow that is in the last photo. I'm assuming it IS a Sparrow but its not familiar to me.

    1. The storm wasn't has bad as was predicted. We sure as heck won't miss this weather!
      I am thinking it is a Field Sparrow in the last photo. Very common around here.

  5. Great shot of ms tippy!!
    It is very windy and snowing like crazy here now.

    1. Thanks Karen! She hangs around so much I am able to take lots of photos.
      Oh no, more snow for you! Hope you didn't get much!

  6. Brrr does look cold!
    Great photo's though.

    All the best Jan

    1. It wasn't too bad but probably cold compared to where you live.
      Thank you for the kind words about my photos.
      Thanks for stopping by!


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