Have I told you lately how much I like chickadees? This time of year they frequent my feeders. They may appear to be a little piggy...but wait! Did you think that was the same chickadee you saw a couple of seconds ago. Probably not!
Chickadee on fence
This time of year, chickadees get together in smallish groups and, being quite unselfish, they tell the other members where the goodies are and scold ME if they think I ought to give them more space. LOL
What a difference the light makes. The day my husband and I visited this harbour last week the light was harsh, not a cloud in the sky. These are Mute Swans that stay in the vicinity all winter and were a bit miffed that I hadn't brought any seed to feed them.
FYI: The swans I posted last week HERE are Trumpeter Swans, which I neglected to tell you.
Then (end of December 2015)
As you can see in the second photo, the sky was mostly overcast.
Last October my husband visited a cranberry farm in Bala, Ontario, a place I have been to before and will very likely visit at least one more time because we missed seeing the machines that harvest the berries. Well, I've seen it in past years but now I want to photograph the operation.
A field of cranberries
The fields will probably be flooded and the cranberries picked by machine. But I learned this year that cranberries can also be dry harvested. I've never witnessed that.
Doesn't this sausage look yummy? It's topped with homemade cranberry relish.
Honey, cranberry jams and wine
2-letter Scrabble word
Bonus C word: I kid you not that Ch is valid in Scrabble...but nowhere else, it appears! I'm not making this up. (But the Scrabble Dictionary might be.) Look for it in the 5th edition of the Official Scrabble Dictionary and see for yourself.
a#1. D - part of an Uxbridge Public Library window
I hope you see the D!
a#2. Handle on a wooden tray
I hope you can dee the D here too.
2. Favourite photo of the week
Well, this has been a week of meetings and obligations... and although I have taken my camera to a few places, there really has NOT been much interesting to photograph. I NEED to get off the "beaten track." This may look like the "beaten track" to YOU but it's a road I travel often so to me not all that exciting. BUT the sky was a lovely blue so I did stop to take this photo. Actually the next photo is my my favourite photo of the week but it's also...
B is for bench. Probably not comfortable (I didn't try it) but it sure is pretty!
2-letter word starting with B
This is a real word found in the Official Scrabble Dictionary, 5th addition. I'm sure some of you think BO stands for box office or body odour...and I guess it does, but that is not the meaning given in the scrabble dictionary where it's slang for friend. No, I have never seen or heard this slang word used in a sentence, bo. (AND spell check doesn't like it either!)
I'm still on a quest for green barns. BUT believe it or not, these two were already in my photo files. The first was taken in November before snow fell. Some of the grass near the barn is green. Don't you just love the foundation made of rocks? There's so much just-cut cow corn in the fields that I'm sure this is a barn for cattle.
Somewhere near Barrie, Ontario
The second photo was made in December. The barn looks a lot newer than the one above. It's located near Barrie, probably Innisfil. It's in good condition but has a big green dumpster out front. Hm. At the left of the barn are bales of hay, probably for cows or horses.