It didn't take long for the black squirrels to breach my latest hanging bird feeder set-up so in utter frustration, I went out, took the bird feeder down, and brought it into the house. Hopped into the Jeep and headed for the Porter's Hill Wild Bird Seed Co. in Bayfield. Twenty minutes later I was home again with what I hope is finally a 'squirrel proof' birdfeeder!! When it comes to squirrels, all bets are off though. Hauled out my small step ladder and went about the business of hanging up the new feeder. So far, it's been up over a day and a half, and no squirrels on it yet. What!! How can that be!! The feeder is made by Brome and ours is the Squirrel Solution 150 model. And by golly, this company is even based in Canada too:)) Knowlton Quebec to be exact.
| A SNOWY FRONT YARD THIS MORNING|
| THIS IS OUR NEW 'SQUIRREL PROOF' BIRD FEEDER|
| DOWNIE WOODPECKER|
|A JUNCO TRIES OUT THE NEW FEEDER|
| I MOVED THE OLD HANGING FEEDER OVER TO THE BIRD STATION PLATFORM|We woke up to a winter wonderland this morning so without further ado, Pheebs and I were out the door and off for a Jeep ride. Although our travels only took us into Bayfield I did manage to find a few photos along the way. And we also took ourselves for a walk around the Bayfield cemetery roads.
| ROLLING OUT OF OUR PARK ON SNOWY ROADS HEADING FOR BAYFIELD|
| SLIPPED DOWN AROUND THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR|
|A TOUCH OF COLOR ON A SNOWY DRAB DAY|
| NOW WE'RE OVER ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR|
| GLAD THAT'S NOT ME OUT THERE ON THE COLD PIER FREEZING MY TUSH OFF|
My diabetic nurse person called Friday morning at 10 with the results of my Tuesday blood tests. Kelly and I had previously seen the results online and thought a couple things weren't looking so good but not being medical people we of course were wrong. My tests were all fine, my blood pressure tests which I do at home were good as were my sugar glucose numbers which I do at home as well. (prick my finger) My weight is down to 182 so it looks like I'm good to go for another hundred miles. My next diabetic check-up will be in June.
| A DRIVE ALONG BAYFIELD'S MAIN STREET|
| A SECTION OF BAYFIELD'S MAIN STREET IS CLOSED TODAY FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS|
| A FEW SNOWY HOUSES ALONG THE WAY|
A week from now it will be Christmas Day. Aside from a few colored lights outside we do not have any other decorations up. Three years ago was our first full winter home in 13 years and we both found ourselves in the Christmas spirit, but it wasn't to last. We never got into the spirit much last year and this year even less. It will just be another normal day at home for us but that's okay, we're just fine with that.
| I GUESS SOME OF THESE NICE HOUSES DON'T COME WITH INDOOR PLUMBING|
| LOOKS LIKE THESE FOLKS ARE GETTING A NEW FRONT PORCH FOR CHRISTMAS|
| IT'S ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE A BOAT HANDY WHEN YOU LIVE RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO A BIG LAKE|
Looking for something in my Blog Archives today I came across a post I wrote on June 30th, 2011 entitled, Motormouse Helps Me Look For Gold In My Shoes. Now, if you are tired of seeing my picture pop up in the blog too often you just might not want to go here.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Matt's dad picked him up from school one afternoon. Knowing the parts for the school play were supposed to be posted today, he asked his son if he got a part. Matt enthusiastically announced that he'd gotten a part. "I play a man who's been married for twenty years." "That's great, son. Keep up the good work and before you know it they'll be giving you a speaking part."
To maintain an open mind is extremely difficult but it is the only way to search for ultimate knowledge.
The Only Thing Better Than Right Now Will Someday Be The Memories Of Right Now....Al Bossence
That's the kind of bird feeders we've had for 15 years. Hope it works for you.ReplyDelete
I love the photos with pops of bright color on fresh snow.ReplyDelete
Poor squirrels. They need to eat to. Love the photos. In my later years I've felt that Christmas is commercialized too much ruining the enjoyment. Hope you have a white Christmas.ReplyDelete
I do feed the squirrels corn and some birdseed every day Doug. The squirrels and I had an agreement that if I fed them every day they wouldn't bother the bird feeders but they kept breaking the deal all the time so I had to finally take measures to keep them from eating us out of house and home.Delete
Love the first photo of the snow laden yellow house with the red front door. Also, your words of wisdom in the Groaner's section are right on. Stay warm.ReplyDelete
Love that picture of the white house with the white fence and red door and blanket(?). The reminder that we are making memories really hit home.ReplyDelete
I shall see if I can find that feeder somewhere, maybe online. Glad your results came up good, certainly hope your good for more than another 100. :DReplyDelete
I like that moody photo--the one "....south side of the harbor."ReplyDelete
There is nothing like falling snow to make it a romantic Christmas. Love your photos!ReplyDelete
So many wonderful winter photos - thanks for braving the cold and damp to share your beautiful area! Love the yellow house and the brick one with the red tree - but that one with the red chair and snowy tree is definitely my favorite! With a couple of the grands coming this year we're feeling much more Christmasy this year :-)ReplyDelete
Ah Brome/Knowlton... lovely familiar Montreal haunts... thanks for that memory.ReplyDelete