Friday, December 02, 2022

Trains - Sit Spot #1353 - December 2, 2022






RBG Christmas Trains
There are at least 4 tracks and as many trains
Maybe more?



Friday, December 2, 2022 7:40 p.m.

Sit 1353 : East Porch : Mostly cloudy

+7 (+3)   S 22-35 kph 53% humidity


Mars peeking out from passing clouds in east,

Moon doing the same high in south,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - Air Canada flight 1094…),

Wind chimes ringing,


Extras:

3:00 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Quiet,


6:40 a.m. -

Great Horned Owl calling,


7:34 a.m. Sunrise -

Light Clouds,

Quiet


Blooming plants along RBG trails -

‘Winter Dawn’ Witch Hazel


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I went on a pre-workshop walk

for conifer identification with

several RBG staff.


Interesting, but I missed my usual longer walks.


Got home late and also missed

my daily photo walk.

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Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.




Photo Site #7 -
Sunrise Time from 2nd Floor Window
(Most of the colour was a few minutes later
and further southeast)  







Thursday, December 01, 2022

Indoor Track - Sit Spot #1352 - December 1, 2022





Indoor Track
above and around a hockey rink
at the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre
No wind, no snow, no frozen ruts, no cars, few people


Thursday, December 1, 2022 11:15 a.m.

Sit 1352  :  Brush Pile W ;  Cloudy 

-2° (-9°) SW 33-44 kph  74% humidity 


(Prop Plane),

(Traffic noises),

(Jet - SkyWest Airlines flight 3618...),


Extras:

2:45 a.m. -

Wind sounding in trees,

Ground covered in light snow,


7:32 a.m. Sunrise -

Crow,

Mourning Dove,

Downy Woodpecker,

Goldfinch,


Along the trails -

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Donkey braying,


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Indoor 4 k run at Gretzky Centre

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6:15 p.m. -

Coyotes singing along with train whistle,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Cardinal,

Chickadees,

Crows,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.






Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail






Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Indoor Flower - Sit Spot #1351 - November 30, 2022







The Hibiscus next to my desk
is blooming again



Wednesday, November 30, 2022 4:30 p.m.

Sit 1351  :  Brush Pile W:  Cloudy, Light snow

-1° (-9°) W 43-57 kph 69% humidity 


Wind in trees,

Tree branches squeaking,

(Traffic noises),


Extras:

4:00 a.m. -

Cloudy,

Rain starting,


7:31 Sunrise -

(On my way to Plan B volunteer work),


Along the late afternoon trails -

High winds,

Snow pellets,

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jay,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #3 - View from West Viewpoint






Tuesday, November 29, 2022

November Snake - Sit Spot #1350 - November 29, 2022






Very Chilly Garter Snake



Tuesday, November 29, 2022 4:05 p.m.

Sit 1350  : Brush Pile W  :  Cloudy 

+6° (+3°) SE 15-23 kph 81% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Dog barking in distance,

(Jet - Cargojet Airways flight 515...),

Pileated Woodpecker calling in distance,


1:20 a.m. -

Cloud cover,

Silent outside,


7:30 a.m. Sunrise -

Black Squirrel,

Downy Woodpecker,

Chickadee,

White-breasted Nuthatch,


Along the late afternoon trails -

Downy Woodpecker,

Small brown/beige moths,

Donkey braying,

Goats bleating,

Garter Snake on trail,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Red-breasted Nuthatch,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #2 - East Willow






Monday, November 28, 2022

Leaves / Art - Sit Spot #1349 - November 28, 2022







These Black Raspberry Leaves
missed the memo about turning colour
and falling off the stem.





Almost finished with Jabberwocky




Monday, November 28, 2022 10:25

Sit 1349  : Brush Pile Wm  : Cloudy 

+1° (-4°) NW 19-29 kph  75% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Dog barking in distance,

(Jet - Air Canada Jazz flight 675...),


Extras:

1:40 a.m. -

Cloudy,

All Quiet,


7:29 a.m. Sunrise -

Black Squirrel,


Along the Trails -

Crows,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Robins,

Blue Jays,


Seen or heard

from Kitchen or

Kitchen Porch

Blue Jays,

Chickadees,

Crows cawing,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Downy Woodpecker,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

  (First in a long time)

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #1 - East Pond Site
Still waiting for water
(The well is going dry too)