January 29, 2008

White crowned sparrow


White crowned sparrow
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
We went to a compost pile a few miles from where we live to try to find a Harris sparrow which had been seen in the area. The harris is a rare bird in Sout western Ontario.
While we were waiting this white crowned posed so nicely I had to take his photo.

I have a bad photo of the Harris which isn't up to posting quality

January 28, 2008

A game of shinny


A game of shinny
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
This is so Canadian. A pickup game of hockey on a frozen creek, often referred to as a game of shinny.

January 23, 2008

Sun Sky and Snow


Sun Sky and Snow
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Very cold, snow, hissing across the grass but the sun is shinning.

January 21, 2008

Where did it go?


Where did it go?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
It was here a minute ago, I saw it.

What's the scratchy feeling on my back?

January 18, 2008

January 16, 2008

Water please.


Water please.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
We have water for the birds in the mild seasons but it can be hard to provide water in the winter.

We bought a vegtable serving tray, the kind with 4 or 5 sections at the dollar store.

It's easy to clear the ice out, just like an ice cube tray, and add water from a jug.

The birds love it.

January 15, 2008

a touch of colour


a touch of colour
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
We stopped at a green house and wandered throught. A touch of color almost like spring.
Almost.

January 14, 2008

Do you know a dentist?


Do you know a dentist?
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Seems i've got this tooth thing sticking out sideways,

This opossum climbed uo ont hew window sill and looked in at Anne.
She actually took the photo with the camera I gave her for Christmas.

Photo by Anne

January 07, 2008

On a cold winter's day


On a cold winter's day
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Do you remeber summer?
We are having a warm spell, 50 F, but it's still not summer. I'm tired of grey.
Mondays, blah!!

January 03, 2008

Snow mushroom


Snow mushroom
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
These are rare occurances, they only occur after heavy snow falls.

They only grow in snow banks usually on the sunny side.

January 02, 2008

January 01, 2008

Catzilla meets the deer


Catzilla meets the deer
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Notch, one of the deer who came to our feeders last year, returned on Saturday. Sam (Catzilla) wanted to go play.

Have a happy and safe New Year everyone.