Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Day 231 - 23rd August 2017 - Sun, Song Sparrow and Dandelion

Day off and I've slipped back into that non-sleeping mode, that I thought perhaps I had escaped. Guess I'll get lots done this morning (and there is lots to do) and play slug this afternoon. Hot and humid feeling, no cool air - rain on it's way for today.  The yard is still filled with Palm Warblers, dueling Hummingbirds, a few Nuthatches, Robins, a Northern Parula and a couple of Black and White Warblers. Nice to sit on the deck in the evening with a cup of tea and watch them flutter around in the bushes and trees. Larry started putting wood in the basement a few days ago, hopefully that chore can get done before the end of September. Slowly get a few of the "before" surgery things crossed off the list but adding more as I go.
 The sun had an odd glow to it - hazy over the mist covered lake.
 There are probably 6-8 Song Sparrows who hang out in the museum garden.
Dandelion - friend of the Bees.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Day 230 - 22nd August 2017 - Signs, Roses and Palm Warbler

Daylight is slower coming these days, a little fog this morning. Suppose to clear and be another warm day. Yesterday was plenty hot. Monday was the solar eclipse - although it was really dark. I can remember one as a child (sure we've had more since) that it went really dark in the afternoon and of course we were kept inside and watched it on TV. Great day at work. Back to it again this morning, although I'm looking forward to my walk today. Had to go with Larry yesterday so missed out on my roam along the private road. 
 I like the signage that was installed on Dock St. earlier this year.
 Roses are still in bloom on the waterfront.
One of the many Palm Warblers I watch after supper.

Enjoy your day!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Day 229 - 21st August 2017 - Palm Warblers and Northern Parulas

Beautiful cool morning. Am sure it will warm up though and the sun will shine. Sunday the fog finally lifted around noon and it turned out quite hot. Thankfully there is usually a breeze (or a full gale of wind) on the waterfront. Not a really busy day but  I continued with painting Whirligigs, just to keep myself out of trouble.  After supper the yard was full of Palm Warblers and a few Northern Parulas. Both are fairly friendly so I can sit on the deck and watch them without disturbing their routine. Larry and I both went for walks (in opposite directions), too nice of an evening to waste. Stopped for tea at Lois and had a catch up with her. Off to work this morning, wonder what the day will bring!
 Palm Warbler on top of thepole bean posts and netting.

 This looks to be a young one- his coloring is a  little patchy.
Northern Parula

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Day 228 - 20th August 2017 - Swamp Sparrow, Red Breasted Nuthatch and Great Blue Heron

Up too early this morning, going to be a long day. The later I go to bed the earlier I wake! I'm sure after the rain yesterday that the water table had to come up. My new jacket sure came in handy.  Suppose to clear today, which will be nice. Fairly busy day at work - museums are good entertainment on a wet day. I did get some more painting done on the Whirligigs. We spent the evening playing Aggravation waiting for Chase the Ace. The Ace lives another week, we didn't win so I'm off to work again today. It sure was a fun evening though - lots of laughs.
 Swamp Sparrow
 Red Breasted Nuthatch

Great Blue Heron looking for breakfast.

Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Day 227 - 20th August 2017 - Sunflowers,Bees and a Hummingbird

Looks like some rain arrived during the night, overcast and dreary out there this morning. More on the way for today - lots more if the forecast is right. I was looking at the lawn and thinking that Larry really needs to get the lawn mower out - there are so many dandelions. Then I looked closer and they were buzzing with activity - lots of bees, they were  in the phlox too and sunflowers. Nice to see so many. Hummingbirds are still fighting and sparring at the feeder, it gets emptied on a daily basis. Had a good day off, only regret - I didn't find time to roam the hood. Did get a few things crossed off my list and more things added for Larry's upcoming surgery along with a little housework. Margie and I had lunch got our tickets for tonight and did a few errands. All in all a good day. Back to work this morning.
 The birds planted Sunflowers everywhere.
 Bees are busy.
Hummingbird on guard duty

Enjoy your day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Day 226 - 18th August 2017 - Reflections, the Sun and a Common Yellowthroated Warbler

Thursday was sure a windy day - but felt so good - clear, no humidity. Good day at work, I'm back to painting fish whirligigs again for a bit. Nice to pitch in when needed. Got the grocery shopping done on the way home so that nasty chore is out of the way. Off today and then back to work on the weekend. Great news in the mail last night - Larry has finally got a date for his surgery - 28th September. Oh boy - so much to get done, the list has been started!  Lots to do this morning before our Thelma & Louise lunch and we have to pick up our Chase the Ace tickets. Maybe this will be our lucky week.
The sun reflecting in the lake - it was a very strange looking globe in the sky.

So peaceful

Common Yellowthroat Warbler hiding again.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Day 225 - 17th August 2017 - Mushroom, the Lake and a Sparrow

A lone Owl is hooting up the head of the lake, can see just a sliver of the moon through the tree tops.  It's cool out there this morning. A feeling of fall in the air- my favourite time of year but not quite ready for a change in seasons yet. First morning in almost a month I've been up so early.  After Monday and Tuesday being so busy on the waterfront, yesterday felt rather quiet, or maybe just back to a normal flow of visitors. It was nice to have that extra boost for a couple of days. Noticing a lot of Nova Scotian people exploring their own province this year. Went to see an old friend after work, good to see her again and catch up.
 A spot of bright color emerging through the forest litter.

Beautiful morning on the lake, little mist rising from the water.
A little Sparrow hides beneath grasses.

Enjoy your day!