Thursday, February 25, 2021

Sit Spot #759 - February 25, 2021










Photo Site #2 - East Willow




February 25, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Sit 759  : Brush Pile W : Mostly Sunny 

-2° (-8°) W 20-30 kph  69% humidity 


Crows,

Dogs barking in distance,

(Traffic noises),

Chickadees,

(Jet  - JetBlue Airways flight 2430…),

Bluebird calling,


Extras:

Along the trails -

Donkey, 

Rooster,

Blue Jays ,

Crows, 

Chickadees ,

Cardinal,

Bluebird,

3 White-tailed Deer,



(To be continued . . . )


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Greenhouse - Sit Spot #758 - February 24, 2021








One of the February Plan B Organic Greenhouses
Soon to have green showing




February 24, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Sit 758  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+5° (0°)  SW 30-45 kph 70% humidity 


Chickadees,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - Delta Airlines flight 324…),

Tree branches squeaking in wind,


Extras:

Along the trails -

Donkey,

Rooster,

Cardinal singing,

Chickadees "dee dee dee" calls,

Mourning Doves,


P.m. Along Powerline Road -

Flock of Snow Buntings,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,


Lady Bug in Kitchen.





Photo Site #6 - Close-up of East Willow






Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Heal-all - Choices - Sit Spot #757 - February 23, 2021







Heal-all Remnants
Left outside - Right inside for 12 hours







Path Choices at Sunset



February 23, 2021 11:50 a.m.

Sit 757 : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

+2°(-4°) W 30-41 kph 87% humidity 


Wind in trees,

(Traffic noises),

Unidentified bird chirps,


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Chickadee "fee bee" calls,

Rooster,

Blue Jays,

Fleur-Ange saw an Owl in flight 

   across south ravine,

I took photos of Heal-all in snow

   to compare with indoor photos,

Crows,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels.





Photo Site #8 - West Pond


Monday, February 22, 2021

Stains on Snow - Sit Spot #756 - February 22, 2021













No, not urine
but probably sap
but why?
Under many, but not all
Walnut Trees,
Apple Trees, 
Black Cherry Trees
Conifers, 
& at least one Manitoba Maple



February 22, 2021 11:20 a.m.

Sit 756  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy with light rain 

+2° (-3°) SW 24-33 kph  87% humidity 


Wind in trees,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - United Airlines flight 79…),


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Rooster crowing,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Chickadees,

But mostly very quiet . . .

Strange yellowish stains on snow

   under many but not all 

   Walnut Trees, Apple Trees, Conifers


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crow,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Tree Sparrow,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels,

Ladybug inside the kitchen.





Photo Site #4 - North Ridge Trail








Sunday, February 21, 2021

Bird Print - Drawing - Sit Spot #755 - February 21, 2021








I suspect this is an Owl print
since it happened 
during the night







Another attempt at drawing
our dog, Sadie




February 21, 2021 9:50 a.m.

Sit 755  : Brush Pile W  : Sunny 

-17° (-17°) Calm 92% humidity 


Cardinal singing,

Woodpecker tapping,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - Southwest Airlines flight 4119...),

(Train),

Unidentified bird chips,


Extras:

6:40 a.m. -

Rooster crowing,

Cardinal singing


Along the trails -

Donkey,

Red-bellied Woodpecker calling

   for the first time this season,

Chickadees with both “fee bee”, & “dee, dee, dee” calls,

White-breasted Nuthatch calling,

Crows,

Blue Jays,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #7 - 
Sunrise time from 2nd floor Window






Saturday, February 20, 2021

West Meadow View - Sit Spot #754 - February 20, 2021









Photo Site #3 - West Meadow Viewpoint




February 20, 2021 9:50 a.m.

Sit 754  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-8° (-15°) w 17-26 kph 92% humidity 


Chickadees "fee bee & dee dee dee " calls,

(Traffic noises),

(Jet  - American Airlines flight 922…),


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Chickadees,

Rooster crowing,

Crows,

Blue Jays,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Snow Bunting along Powerline Rd in p.m.

Raven calling along Powerline Rd. in p.m.


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Crow,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.






Friday, February 19, 2021

Drawing - Sit Spot # 753 - February 19, 2021








1st attempt at
drawing our dog, Sadie



February 19, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Sit 753  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-6° (-8°) W 4-6 kph  86% humidity 


(Train),

(Jet  - Republic Airlines Flight 5812…),

Some sunshine breaking through,

Ice crystals & small snowflakes glistening in air

Crows,

Chickadees "fee bee" calls,


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Cardinal singing at 5:45 a.m.

Rooster,

Crows,

Chickadees,

White-breasted Nuthatch


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrel.





Photo Site #6 - Close up of East Willow








Thursday, February 18, 2021

Carolina Wren - Sit Spot #752 - February 18, 2021








Carolina Wren at our Feeder
Just outside the kitchen window



February 18, 2021 9:50 a.m.

Sit 752  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-7° (-13°)  NE 13-20 kph 79% humidity 


(Jet  - Southwest Airlines flight 4119...),


Extras:

Along the trails -

Chickadees "fee bee" calls,

Rooster, 

Crows, 

Blue Jays,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatches,

Carolina Wren,

Black Squirrel.





Photo Site #1 - East Pond
Still without water






Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sunrise - Sit Spot #751 - February 17, 2021







 Sunrise had the only colours of the day




February 17, 2021 3:55 p.m.

Sit 751  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-7° (-13°)  sw 13-20 kph  57% humidity 


(Jet  - Delta Airlines flight 760...),

(Traffic noises),


Extras: 
Along the Trails -
Chickadees,
Rooster crowing,
Donkey braying,
(I was at the organic farm 
    all morning so did the photo/dog
    walk in the afternoon. 
    No bird calls then.)
Snow Buntings along Powerline Road in p.m.

Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Rabbit,

Black Squirrel,

Grey Squirrel.





Photo Site #9 - 
Looking out from the West Brush Pile
Yes, I was wearing my snowshoes.






Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Snow - Snow - Snow - Blog Spot #750 - February 16, 2021









3 hours 20 minutes
snow shoeing
snow shovelling
enjoying snow






Road Grader
or
Road Maintainer
not a truck snowplough for a difference







Caught the sunshine on the snow
at just the right moment



February 16, 2021 10:00 a.m.

Sit 750  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy with snow 

-10° (-17°) N 17-26 kph  85%humidity 


(Jet - Republic Airlines Flight 8809...),

(Train),


Extras:

Along the Trails -

Rooster crowing,

Donkey braying,

White-breasted Nuthatch,

Chickadees calling,

Blue Jays,

Crows,

Fleur-Ange saw Snow Buntings 

    on Bethel Church Road in p.m.


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder -

Blue Jays

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Mourning Doves,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Carolina Wren.





Photo Site #2 - East Willow






Monday, February 15, 2021









Fleur-Ange and I took an online art workshop yesterday.
We were introduced to working like
Francis Bacon.
(Feeling a bit schizophrenic.)



February 15, 2021 10:45 a.m.

Sit 749  : Brush Pile W : Cloudy 

-7° (-9°) N 4-6 kph  86% humidity 


(Traffic noises),

Crows,

(Jet  - Republic Airlines Flight 8809…),

Chickadees "fee bee" Song,


Extras:


Along the trails  - 

Coyotes singing @ 5:45 a.m.,

Snow crunching underfoot,

Donkey braying,

Rooster crowing,

Chickadees,

Cardinal singing spring songs,

Blue Jays,

Crows,


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tree Sparrow,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site # 5 - Front "Forest"






Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunset - Sit Spot #748 - February 14, 2012










Little  Colour - Little Moon



February 14, 2021 11:05 a.m.

Sit 748  : Brush Pile W : Sunny 

-12° (-14°) SW 4-6 kph : 78% humidity 


(Jet  - Republic Airlines Flight 8809...)

Unidentified bird chirps,

Crow,


Extras: 

Along the trails -

Silence with stars in a.m.,

Snow crunching underfoot,

Donkey braying,

Blue Jays,

Rooster,

Crows,

Cardinals singing,

Deer tracks,

Coyote/fox? tracks,

Chickadees "fee bee" calls,

Rabbit Tracks,

Squirrel Tracks,

Wild Turkeys in neighbours field in p.m.


Kitchen Window and Bird Feeder

Blue Jays,

Cardinals,

Chickadees,

Goldfinches,

Juncos,

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-bellied Woodpecker,

Black Squirrels,

Grey Squirrels.




Photo Site #8 - West Ponds