A CANADA GOOSE COMES IN FOR A SWAMPY LANDING IN THE MARSH
Had to switch from winter PJ's to summer PJ's Tuesday night and oh how nice to be serenaded asleep by a whole host of Peeper Frogs around our front yard pond. This morning with patio door open beside me I was gently awakened by the tree top twittering of Spring's newly arriving songbirds. A mighty nice way to end a day and a mighty fine way to start a day.
SIGNS OF SPRING IN THE FOREST TODAY
THERE ARE TWO FLYING HONEY BEES IN THIS PHOTO
With our weather map showing rain approaching from the west Pheebs and I took advantage of the early morning's sun and headed off over to the Hullett Marsh about 20 minutes away. With roads into the Marsh open now we stopped at one of our favorite spots and got our legs going on one of the trails. No bugs yet so it was an enjoyable hour’s walk. We are so fortunate to have so many wildlife areas close to us.
CAN YOU SEE THE MOTHER CANADA GOOSE SITTING ON HER NEST??
AHHHHH THERE SHE IS TRYING HER BEST NOT TO BE SEEN
STILL WATERS IN THE MARSH THIS MORNING
A HONKING CREATURE FLIES THROUGH THE FOREST
TIS ONE OF TWO CANADA GEESE
THE TRANQUIL MARSH WAS FULL OF UNSEEN NATURE SOUNDS
Back home by 10 I continued with a few more yard projects until I heard the first peel of thunder out over the lake about 11:45. Gathered up my gardening tools and 15 minutes later rains were upon us but only sporadically. However, that pretty much finished off my day and the afternoon was mainly spent reading.
THE MARSH IS MADE UP OF PONDS WITH INTERCONNECTING WATERWAYS WHICH CAN ALL BE CONTROLLED BY HULLET MARSH AUTHORITY FOR RAISING AND LOWERING WATER LEVELS
A RATHER CURIOUS LOOKING IRRIGATION PIPE
I HAVE NO IDEA WHETHER BEAVERS HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH THIS DAM OR NOT
I’M GUESSING THIS MIGHT BE A BLUE HERON’S NEST
I KNOW THE NAME OF THE ABOVE BIRD BUT AT THE TIME OF POSTING TONIGHT MY MEMORY WON’T TELL ME WHAT IT IS….I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE BIRD ON THE LEFT IS
Thanks to Kevin from Travels with Kevin and Ruth for sending us a couple links regarding boon-docking here in Ontario. Those links can be found in his comment on my Tuesday post. Unfortunately the majority of places are in northern Ontario. In a follow up comment George from Our Awesome Travels had a valid point about camping in northern Ontario when he said, “There is some boon docking spots up north like Kevin mentioned but quite a bit of the time the bugs can be really bad”. That’s true of course for just about anywhere here in the summer and the other problem for Kelly and I is the summer humidity. Yes we have two air conditioners in the rig but boon-docking in Mother Nature’s quietness with a noisy generator running for hours at time just defeats the whole purpose of being there. Of course not every day is intolerably humid but there does seem to be more humid days now then there were years ago. The American Southwest during the winter is perfect for us with no bugs and no humidity. I guess we have just simply become spoiled over the years.
WALKING FROM A FAR DISTANCE ON THE RIGHT OUR OBJECTIVE WAS THE IRON BRIDGE ON THE LEFT
WEST END OF THE BRIDGE
LOOKING NORTH FROM THE BRIDGE ALONG A CREEK WHICH RUNS THROUGH THE MARSH
LOOKING SOUTH FROM THE BRIDGE
EAST END OF THE BRIDGE
DOGGY WAS DOING SOME HAPPY RUNNING THIS MORNING
PHEEBS IS COMPLETELY AIRBORNE HERE
AND SHE’S A FAST RUNNER TOO
I took the photo below in Tuesday evenings fading light of what I think might be a Tufted Titmouse. There were two of them outside our sunroom window for a few seconds. Due to poor lighting the color is off and the blue you see on the bird was actually gray.
As I post this tonight our thermometer outside sits at 70F. Unbeeweevable:))
KNOWING WE HAD RAIN COMING I NOTICED A BANK OF CLOUDS ROLLING IN FROM THE WEST SO IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Religious Stuff::
- Tao: Stuff happens.
- Catholicism: If stuff happens, you deserved it.
- Protestantism: Let stuff happen to somebody else.
- Judasim: Why does stuff always happen to us?
- Islam: Stuff happens according to the will of Allah.
- Buddhism: The stuff is an illusion.
- Zen: What is the sound of stuff happening?
- Hinduism: This stuff happened before.
- Mormonism: This stuff should multiply.
- Baha'i Faith: Stuff happens in a progressive manner.
- Agnosticism: I'm not sure about this stuff.
- Atheism: That stuff about the stuff is all just made up stuff.
“I applied for a job as a weatherman, but my knowledge of meteorology was a little cloudy.”
An office exec was interviewing a flighty red head for an assistant position, and wanted to find out a little about her personality. "If you could have a conversation with anyone, alive or dead, who would it be?" The red head replied, "I'd have to say the living one."