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A Warm November Day

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We are having unusually warm, dry weather this week after 3 weeks of rain. I couldn’t bring myself to stay inside so I went for several walks.There is a nature preserve called Clear Creek Forest about 20 miles from our house.There were dandelions in bloom, butterflies and even a frog or two. The creek was running clear and the sky was a gentle blue.A pure delight. The weather forecast is for freezing temperatures this weekend.

My Cat is Stranger Than Your Cat

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Okay this is weird; I’ll give you that right up front.We got Maggie from an animal shelter so we don’t know her background.We have found out that, if you don’t latch the bathroom door securely, Maggie will come crashing in to visit. She promptly climbs into your pants and makes herself comfortable. Now I don’t normally take a camera into the bathroom, however, this is regular thing with Maggie so, now you know the story.Sam, the black cat wants to know what Maggie is doing. Sam seemed quite upset over the blow to feline superiority.

Won’t you be my neighbour?

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While out for a drive to see what birds were in the area we came across this yard.I particularly like the busty female statue.Statuesque don’t you think?

My cup runneth over

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My cup runneth over
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur. The farmers are bringing in the harvest faster than it than the mill can accept it. They are piling it on the ground near the bins and processing it at night.
The weather has been terrible for the harvest this year, almost t continuous rain.

Sparrows etc don’t go near the pile. As soon as it is cleared the will go and root around in the gravel to find seeds.
Perhaps so much food overwhelms the birds to the point they don’t recognize it as a food source.

Pumping Iron

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I spotted this at the Arnold Schwarzenegger farm implement dealer. In North Musclebound.I just hope those bins don’t contain any banned substances.

How's it goin', eh?

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A typical Canadian greeting, eh? Usually followed by, Yah wanna go to Timmies for a double double?
For non-Canadians, we don't do Starbucks we go to Tim Hortons, a coffee and donut chain, eh?

Sculpture in Windsor Ontario called The Encounter

Maps, they aren't just for

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When we constructed the bunkie, I’ll explain that later, we just had the shell built and I did what I could to finish the inside.After insulating I needed to drywall or paneling for the walls.Being cheap I recycled some old 3 ft x 4ft masonite (composite board) panels. This was functional if not attractive. We had a large pile of old National Geographic and calendars. Rather than purchase wallpaper Anne used the maps and photos from this source.I think it turned out well.The term Bunkie comes from cottage country. To make extra bedrooms many small garages were converted to bunk houses. To conserve air it was shortened to Bunkie.

Robin at the feeder

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We put grapes in small mesh bags for orioles and redheaded woodpeckers. What surprised us robins trying to get at the grapes.I hadn’t seen a robin at a feeder before but this one kept trying.I missed getting the summersaults and head stands he was performing.

Co Workers

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Man, you wouldn't believe the bunch of witches I have to work with.

Our dog Sam, trick or treating

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Our dog Sam, trick or treating
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur. We decided to take our dog Sam trick or treating. She wanted to go as a black cat.

The racoons, opossums and coyotes that came calling were impressed with the realism of her outfit.

BTW we live WAY out in the country