Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 317 - 12th November 2012- Sunrises, Birds and Lexi

Well Monday has rolled around again. For some it's a holiday - mostly if you work for the government, the rest of the world pretty well has to go to work. Temperature is +7.4 and it's suppose to be a nice warm day. Maybe Lexi and I will spend a lot of time outside as the next few days look like rain. Will finish framing a few photos but still have to pick up a couple more frames this week. The worse part of framing is cleaning the glass I'm sure!

Sunday was wonderful, started with a beautiful sunrise, moved on to photos of a Pileated Woodpecker by late morning then a walk through the woods to the lake and a visit with Lois and ended with a surprise party for Karen in the evening. I guess that's it in a nutshell. There was some housework and putting away my bulk barn purchases, cooking supper in between all the excitement. I almost forgot a friend called me just before supper very excited because she thought she had a Northern Lapwing in her yard. She managed to get a couple of photos of him and upon further discussion and consultation with the bird book and internet we were sure that's what it was. Members of the Nova Scotia Bird Society confirmed her find. That was very cool as they are certainly not native here and must have flown off course with some of the bad weather lately.
The start of my day. Well I actually was up and had to wait for an hour for the sun to follow me.
Sorry can't help it, I have to say it again - doesn't get much better than this.
I'm in the house vacuuming away when Larry distracts me and says the Pileated Woodpecker is in the apple tree bring my camera. Don't have to tell me twice. There goes the housework!
It was difficult getting good photos in the apple tree, but when she flew across the road to an old pine tree right near the ditch, it was fabulous!
I actually got right on the shoulder of the road and she went about her business hunting for food in the tree and ignoring me.
Her bill is right in the holes that were pecked out earlier.
The lake was kind of dull and overcast looking in the afternoon.
Lexi loves to bring the mail or paper in. Today the phone books came.
Guess that's it for now. Enjoy your day!

1 comment:

  1. Oh Princess Lexi retrieving......i am calling Child Services I mean the SPCA.....or the phone company lol...they threw mine in the middle of the driveway....kathy is celebrity lol offering autograph to everyone :) oops I stand corrected just you I guess!!.. I am off to the city after lunch...I have a very nervous belly ughhh but I am confident all will go well!! talk to you later gator :)