February 25, 2011

Hang in there baby.

Hang in there baby.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
When Crash first came to us he was fascinated by windows and the birds outside.
If there was nowhere to sit he would just hang out for a while.
Have a good weekend.

February 24, 2011

By the dawn's early light

Early morning at Niagra Falls on the Canadian side.
This is an older building that is on the edge of the gorge. It gives a good view of the falls.
I just liked the absence of people and the quality of te light.

If you've ever been to a major tourist attraction you can appreciate the absence of people.

February 23, 2011

Irritated carolina wren

Irritated carolina wren
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Anne took this photo throught the kitchen window.
I think the birds are getting tired of winter just like us humans.

February 22, 2011


Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
There is a new 5 foot snow drift across the path. I almost had the 4 foot drift cleared away.
I didn't have the heart to take a photo of the drift. Maybe it will just go away.


February 18, 2011

So you think you can dance? Eagle style

not a great photo but they were a long way off.
We heard there were 31 eagles at Peche Island Park in Windsor, Ontario.
The island is at the mouth of the Detroit River were Lake St. Clair empties into it.

We saw a total of 10 eagles and these two were doing a tumbling routine in the air.

Wish they had been closer.

February 17, 2011

White ear tips are all the rage this spring.

It must be spring, the opossum are out and about as are the young racoons.
This is a small animal and looks thin.
He was on the sidewalk steps about 4 feet from the front door.
When I went out he didn't move and I had to go around him. He wasn't going to stop eating the bird seed.

February 15, 2011

I don't think their fill is overly clean

Backs to the blizzard, these ponies were chowing down on something.

I don't think they can provide the owner with clean fill, bio degradable maybe.

February 14, 2011

Cat in a dirty window

Cat in a dirty window
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Crash was waiting for me to come home.

More likely he was watching the birds at the feeder and I just happened to come up the walk.

That is Lake Erie you can see throught the window and out the back of the cottage.

The circle is a thermometer.

February 10, 2011

Curtain Fig

Curtain Fig
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
This was a huge tree, probably 100 feet( 30 meters) tall that is being taken over by a fig plant. The fig curtain is about 50 feet tall.

It is a large mass of roots that look like a curtain, hence the name.

It is located near Yungaburra Australia.

February 08, 2011

You light up my life.

You light up my life.
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
The string lights we use along the sidewalk are slowly being buried in the snow.

Low voltage and on a timer, I don't think the local critters need help finding our feeders at night.

February 04, 2011

winters jewels

winters jewels
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur
Once the storm is over there is often a bright sunny day to create winters jewels.

February 03, 2011

Early bird gets the icicle.At least it is better than a worm.

Just before THE STORM I noticed the bird sculpture had a rather impressive icicle starting.
Now I can hardly see the sculpture under the snow.