Thursday, December 30, 2010

Jack Frost nipping at the trees

This morning conditions were ripe for hoar frost on the trees, grasses etc. Wikimedia Commons describes hoar frost as white frost or rime - the tiny solid deposition of water vapor from saturated air which occurs when the temperature of the surfaces is below freezing point.

Here's a close-up look.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

our wish for you

.....from our house to yours, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

Greeting the day

Sunrise view from the corners of Wilson/Dundas/Huron here in Woodstock, Ontario - as the crow flies, pardon the pun.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

musings of an idle cat

This box is a nice place to sit but there doesn't seem to be much going on.....

hmmmmm, what's this? A piece of wood haning on a string??!

It's Goofy on skis!

Look, I can make him spin!

well, that was fun while it lasted but I prefer my ususal perch

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday My Town Shoot Out - the colour red

I've been under the weather most of the week but between my archives and items around the house I have found some bits and pieces of red.

On our Christmas tree

on our front door

covering one of Gray's favorite chairs

in the woods

and even added to the woods

Have a great weekend everyone and please visit our Mr. Linky site for more flashes of red.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

This morning on the trail

At ten to nine this morning all was quiet and I was the only one enjoying the winter wonderland of the trail.

Have a great week!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Friday My Town Shoot Out - 10 minutes from home

I think this week's theme is great - I'm sure we'll see lots of interesting places and things. Please visit other contributors at our Mr. Linky site.

I chose two directions from our house. Last Saturday morning I was meeting friends from work for breakfast at Dean Michael's Griddlehouse which is south of here on Highway 59 so I decided to clock the 10 minutes to see where it would take me. And it took me right to the the restaurant! Here's the view looking south from the parking lot.

And turning right slightly, from the same spot.

Then that night we were driving west on Beachville Road to an Open House at artist Shane Norrie's home in Ingersoll and exactly 10 minutes from our house we had a night view of Carmeuse Lime & Stone, better know to locals as Beachville Lime.

Can't wait to see what everyone else has found!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Not a run of the mill morning

I went for a walk this morning to take some wintery photos and I had varying degrees of success. I was teased by a Great Blue Heron that had a talent for taking off everytime I got within 200ft of it. No photos of the Heron.
There were lots of Mallards on the creek and the river.

Then I realized I wouldn't be able to do the full loop as part of the trail was under water and ice - my winter shoes weren't up to the task.

As I turned around to head back to the car I stopped in a spot where I often see lots of small birds - chickadees, nuthatches etc. But today I saw something I've been hoping to see for awhile. Something other walkers tell me they've seen on this trail.
Isn't she beautiful?

A White-tailed Deer.