Saturday, July 22, 2017

Day 199 - 22nd July 2017 - Hummingbird, Sunflower and Gray Catbird

Day off went great! Stomach was feeling a bit better but not 100% yet. My cousin  came to visit and give me some old photos and I gave him an old book press so that made my day! Buzzed around did some housework before it got too hot, when for a roam then Margie and I had lunch in Clyde River and some shopping in Barrington. Finished off the evening playing Aggravation at Friday night club. Tired this morning, tossed and turned couldn't get to sleep last night - it's just been so warm. Feels a little cooler this morning. Back to work today, not going to be really lively I can tell. I believe we have a family of Catbirds in the yard. I've seen one but yesterday I saw a different one and last evening there were 2.

Female Hummingbird.

















Gray Catbird - probably a youngster - no black cap on this one.

Our wild - thanks to the birds, Sunflower is in bloom.






Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Day 198 - 21st July 2017 - Mushroom ,White Fringed Orchid and Palm Warbler

Foggy Morning, can hear an Owl near by and the Song Sparrows and Hermit Thrushes are singing. Still warm and humid out there. Palm Warblers are all around the yard these days, feeding in the grass and bushes. The Hermit Thrush sits on the Pole Bean trellis every evening, sometimes singing to me.
Busy day at work, Thursday and I think the hottest we've had yet. Someone commented that it was hotter in town than out here in the country! I spent most of the day with an upset stomach that started in the middle of the night. By the time I went to bed it wasn't bad, but then I stayed away from food as that was only making it worse. Summer flu bugs - ugh! It's so so this morning - but needs to clear up. I'm off today and it's a Thelma and Louise Friday after I get a few things done here.
Colorful mushroom, looks like someone has been nibbling on this.















 White Fringed Orchid, I think.
Palm Warbler, by the looks of his coloring a young one.







Enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Day 197 - 20th July 2017 - Palm Warbler, Water Lilies and Hermit Thrush

Great day at home on Wednesday, even though I had to do some housework - the bare minimum. It turned out hot, hot and was so grateful to be able to wear shorts and a tank top instead of the work garb! 😀 The Catbird appeared in the Honeysuckle bush again, Palm Warblers around the grass with the Robins and Grackles. Yellow Warbler popped out of the apple tree. Lois and I hit the lake for a swim in the afternoon and I got to play on her paddle board again. Getting a little more confident. Got too close to a rock but managed to get myself off and away again without falling off, so I'm improving. The lake has really dropped - so many more rocks visible now. Back to work this morning, promises of a busy day.
Palm Warbler

Lots of White Water Lilies in the lake this year.


Hermit Thrush.







Enjoy  your day!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Day 196 - 19th July 2017 - Spiderwebs, Ducks and a Chipmunk

It's my day off and looks like another foggy morning. The fog will no doubt lift later but meanwhile I've got housework to tackle.  Will roam the hood later and see what birds I can find. Yesterday morning it was quiet but then with the fog it also makes it dark in around the tree branches and leaves. The humidity doesn't seem to have dropped any, feels as hot now as when I went to bed last night. Thankful for the breeze we get off of the waterfront at work although most days I wish it was a gale force wind! HA!HA!
Spiderwebs were everywhere.













 I can't tell the difference now between the mother and young.
And the Chipmunks are plentiful







Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Day 195 - 18th July 2017 - Yellow Rumped Warbler, Foggy Morning and Wood Duck

The fog lifted on Monday and turned into another very hot day.  Nice walk in the morning even though it was drizzling. Good day at work, busy with lots to do and we got a lot done. Love the feeling of accomplishment. Had an invite out to supper with friends so we made the mad dash home to change clothes and then headed off to Upper Clyde. Was great to catch up and see everyone. Been too long since we've done it. Of course a late night and too early of a morning for me. Humidity is high this morning with promises of a day like yesterday.

Young Yellow Rumped Warbler. 
 So foggy you couldn't see across the lake.
Not a great shot but - female Wood Duck.








Enjoy your day!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 194 - 17th July 2017 - Camp Life and a Dory

The Founder's Day weekend wrapped up yesterday. The Dory launch was a  huge success - lots of people around to see her come out of the shop and go in the water. The day turned out hot, hot. Camp life packed up and headed home. Am tired this morning but had an early night and slept well despite the heat. Lots of visitors and locals around. Today the waterfront will be back to normal, no booths or camps set up just our regular view of the harbour and boats.  I'll enjoy that view.
Waiting for coffee.
 Breakfast is almost ready.

And she's in the water - first row.


Enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Day 193 - 16th July 2017- Boats and Camp Life

Saturday turned out fine, no rain, lots happening on the waterfront. I enjoyed my day at the Shelburne County Museum, back at the Ross Thomson House today. Lots of people around the waterfront enjoying the re-enactors, booths and and music. It's the weekend that you get to see folks that you haven't seen in ages. Today the Museums have a special event starting at noon - the launch of our 150 Dory. Made by the master dory maker with artwork produced by students and painted by signsmith John Smith. It should be quite a beauty! Hoping to get some good photos.
 Boat in the harbour.
 I believe she has an audience with the Colonel.
 Ladies and camp followers preparing for the day.
Camp life.













Meal preparations






Enjoy your day!