It was zero fahrenheit this morning when I got up at six o'clock. I wanted to get up early and get my errands done around town before we hit the road to visit my Mum. It had snowed overnight too so we wanted to leave ourselves extra time to drive the usual hour long drive to Mum's. I phoned Mum around nine thirty to let her know we were leaving and discovered they (Mum lives with my brother and his wife) were suffering from the flu. It was decided it would be best if we stayed away.
We have been "enjoying" cold temperatures for a couple days and the animals have been spending extra time at the feeders. We have quite a number of squirrels vying for the peanuts and sunflower seeds. I noticed this grey squirrel up in the Tamarack tree.
He was pulling off the little cones and eating them. He nibbled for ten minutes or so and then ran off.
We decided since we were all ready to go that we would head down to Cobourg for the morning.
We have been trying to find a certain curtain rod that our Home Depot does not seem to have in stock anymore. There is a Home Depot in Cobourg so that was our destination.
Hard to tell but it was flurrying the whole way down.
Success! The Home Depot had our rod and a couple other items we needed. After travelling down the main highway we decided to take the "back" way home along the old two lane highway.
It had stopped flurrying by now and the sun was peeping out.
Beautiful barn made into a home.
I love this barn!
And the horses in the paddock???yard???corral??? Kim, correct me!
The clouds are just hanging over Lake Ontario. We are to get quite a storm tonight into tomorrow night.
We arrived back home just before lunch. I wanted to fill the feeders so the birds and squirrels could eat up before the storm. I guess the crow paid a visit while we were gone!
Sweet Pea feet and the crow's feet.
The snow is just the right consistency to see the little segments in the crow's foot.When my Dad and I would go for walks in the Winter when I was a kid he would always point out the various track's of the animals and ask me what animal I thought it was. Growing up on a farm my Dad learned to identity most wild animal tracks. Walks with my Mum in the Summer usually had her identifying the various wildflowers including their Latin names. Something she was taught in school.
Goldfinches and a lone junco enjoying the birdseed.
I didn't realize I had taken this photo until I downloaded them. I think it was a Goldfinch taking off from the feeder. The birdseed was flying!
As I said before we are waiting for the next storm to hit. We are supposed to go from snow to rain over a twenty- four hour period. Not fun to drive in or shovel.