Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"Secret Door"

I love this little door! Such a simple thing that makes me wonder who is living in that tree. 🐭
Look who showed up after so long! Chuck and I were coming back from a walk on the weekend and who crossed the road in front of us? Sweet Pea! I called him and he came running over to us. He ran right to our front door and waited to be let in. I didn't even have a chance to put his treats in a bowl before he started eating them. Pardon the stack of newspapers on the counter. It is crazy how thick the newspapers are now with all the ads! Anyway Sweet Pea stayed around for a few minutes and then wanted to be let out. I gave him a quick hug and a smooch and off he went.
I didn't realize one of our neighbours across the street had a cat. This is the first time I have seen it in any window. Very handsome.
Before our snowstorm I filled the feeders and scattered sunflower seed down for everyone.
It didn't last long
The moon Saturday night.
Sunday morning sky. The snow was to start in a few hours.
We went for a quick walk in the conservation area before the snow.
I assume these trees have been eaten by some creature.
Very old tree. These small holes were all over it.
Starting to ice up.
Monday morning. We ended up with 15 cm of snow so not too much but it was very wet and heavy.
We shovelled most of the driveway and a kind neighbour used his snowblower and blew out the heavy snow at the end of the driveway.
I finally put up some Christmas decorations. I purchased this many years ago at a craft sale. Not a crafty bone in my body! I do so admire people who can make such beautiful things.

Chuck is at work this morning and again for the day tomorrow. The weeks seem to be just zipping by. Friday we hope to visit my Mum for our Christmas visit as she will be away with my brother and sister in law for Christmas Day. Hopefully the weather cooperates!

Have a good week.
Robin

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  1. Okay, when I visit again I want to go to the conservation area with you, Robin. At our leisure, for (I hope) many pics!

    That door--oooh, I'll bet a tree sprite lives there! That door appeals to what's left of my child-like imagination.

    You guys got as much snow as we did, I'm surprised about that. It looks lovely...from indoors. Ha!

    Take care, stay warm. Temps are supposed to take a real nosedive tomorrow night and into Thursday.

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    1. Good morning Kim, we will visit the Conservation Area next time you visit. I am sure you and I would be there for hours!
      I heard it is to get quite cold. Not looking forward to it. Merv and Marina next door left this morning for four months in the Dominician Republic. Smart people!
      Talk soon.

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  2. Oh Sweet Pea, we are so glad you found a nice place to go for a snack.Those sure are some lucky squirrels to live near you. Glad you didn't get too much snow. Great pictures as usual. Have a great day.

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    1. Hi Marg, I hope Sweet Pea continues to visit us but he seems to be a very busy kitty.
      I am happy to feed any critter who comes by!
      Take care.

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  3. I love the secret door. We have a local woman who makes fairy houses!
    Poor hubby just did the drive, and the snowplough filled it back in at the end. sigh.
    I think the holes are made by a flicker, perhaps.

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    1. Thanks Jenn for explaining what the holes in the tree are. I hoped someone more knowledgeable would let me know.
      We had a neighbour at our old house who made fairy houses too. She had a whole village set up in her backyard. She said it was for her grandkids. I loved looking at it!
      Luckily Chuck did not have to work yesterday so we waited to do the driveway until after the plow went by.
      Have a good day!

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  4. Fun to see the door on the tree. : )
    Looks like beavers cut down those trees.
    The snow makes everything so pretty.

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    1. Hi Karen, we assumed it was Beavers that cut down the trees. We walk by quite often but have never seen any of them there chewing the trees. Maybe they do it at night?????
      The snow does cover up everything nicely although our grass was still green when we received the snow.

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  5. I love that little door, it is where the squirrels live and they eat out of little acorn bowls ;) catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. I do love the little door too. I think of the "Keebler" elves from the cookie T.V commercials.

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  6. That door is very cute! So is Sweet Pea! Your squirrels are much fatter and different colors than ours! Bet they're fun to watch!

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    1. Sweet Pea is a sweetie! We have watched him grow up and fill out. I am sad he only visits occasionally now but everyone grows up!
      We are helping the obesity in squirrels by spooling them rotten! They are sweet to watch though and I always say everything needs to eat.
      Take care.

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  7. Tonight must be full moon because I just saw it out my window and it sure looks round. It continues to be very cold and clear. I miss walking and I hope the paths will get cleared by tomorrow! Else we'll be forced to walk in the mall and that's just not the same.
    Must tell you that I tried a new recipe for Peppernuts and it's easy and they are great. So...IF you decide to make some I'll send the recipe.

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    1. Hi G.M, I believe it was a full moon last night. Too cloudy here to see it. I heard you were still cold. Hope you are all doing alright. It is tricky walking in the ice and snow. I have slipped a couple times over the years and it is no fun. I definitely prefer walking outside too.
      I would love to have your Peppernut recipe. If you look at my profile my email address should be there. Thanks so much!

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  8. Didn't take long for all the little animals around to fall in love with you and Chuck. Do the cats that visit belong to anybody? You've probably told us before but I don't remember. All those cats are pretty.

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    1. I guess once we started feeding Sweet Pea when we first moved in he must have spread the word that free food was available at our house!
      Of the five cats that come to visit I only know for sure that Olive has a home. She wears a collar with her name on it and we have seen her at a house a couple blocks over looking out the window. I do think the other four may not have homes.

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  9. I love the door on the tree. I should make a bunch a place them randomly in the forest. I have used a critter cam to see the beavers in action and much of it was at night.

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    1. Chuck has said he would make me a couple doors for some of the trees in our yard. Silly but as Kim says something about them appeals to our child like imagination.
      Thanks for letting me know that the Beavers do most of their work at night. It must be a sight to see.

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  10. Hi Robin! You are so nice to feed the multitudes!

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    1. I couldn't imagine not feeding them. If someone is hungry I will feed them!
      Thanks for your kind words.

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  11. Oh I love the fairy door and I'm so glad Sweet Pea came to visit xx

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    1. The fairy door is wonderful isn't it? I guess we are still kids at heart. I fleet ly saw Sweet Pea again yesterday but he was too busy to stop for a visit.

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  12. Be careful removing that heavy snow; it can strain the heart deceptively.

    Seeing that door reminded me of a family story. My older brothers, when they were children, would pass a field with an old, square piece of wood lying in it. The rumour started that Hitler was living in a cave under it. No one wondered why Hitler would be living in a cave near late 1950s Edmonton. And no one ever lifted the wood to find out...

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    1. As Chuck and I were shovelling the darn snow we said to each other "We are getting too old for this" we had a snowblower in our other house but the buyer wanted it so it was included in the sale. We must buy another one!
      It is funny how stories get started. Down the road from us growing up there was a large old house. Everyone said a scary man lived there. One day on a walk with my Dad I mentioned it and he stated it was just an elderly man who wanted to be left alone. I can't remember what ever happened to him.

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