Friday, November 21, 2014





Snow and ice on the trees just like in this image.  Lots of birds zooming in and around me as I put out their seeds.  gosh I love seeing them all.. they are so busy and sweet and still sing me their songs as they fly back and forth with a peanut......
Airline cancellations, freezing rain, hits the ground and immediately turns to ice .... hubby tried to fly out of town for three days to visit sick relatives and had to stay put ... darkness coming so very early now ...  it definitely isn't good weather we're having up here in the woods of northern British Columbia.  I'm feeling a bit like I'm marooned ... no vehicle to use and can't get out and about so I'm stuck inside till he returns.  At least it will give me some time to get creative for my Etsy shoppe and make some new things. Missing my darling husband...  

Friday, November 14, 2014


Please don't upload this image to any other places.  

I guess winter is here .. although not quite yet as it seems we've about 4 weeks to go before it officially starts but frozen water pipes are no fun and that's what we woke up to this morning. Yikes.. thank goodness we have a good supply of bottled water ... so some of that went into the kettle so I could have my cup of tea and some toast.  More water went for hand washing and cleaning teeth. Something we all take for granted and its not until you have none coming from the taps that you really appreciate how much of it you use and how important it is in your life.   It took all day for the water to come back on .. toilet was working again, I was able to wash my hands .. (didn't realise how often I go to the taps to do that during the day) ...   and today I have washing going in the machine, dishwasher working, bath time, (yeah! I can wash my hair) ...  I'm happy that I wasn't in the process of colouring my hair and then having found out there was no water to rinse it out.  

I'd have been howling like these beautiful guys had I not had water pretty soon to use for so many purposes.

Did I tell you here on my blog about my beautiful old Dozer dog who was nearly a wolf .. big white one ... and we were walking together a couple of years ago, when he heard the ambulance coming along the road.  He stopped in his tracks, raised his head and looked to the sky and howled like a wolf.

He obviously didn't like the screeching of the siren ... I laughed and hugged him .. he sure was a character and I miss him every single day. I visit his grave every day and I told him this morning that there were four deer right there next to him... and the gorgeous stellar jay blue bird was so cold out there that he plopped himself down on the wooden fence post and bent his legs so his feathers would cover them like a magnificent blue evening skirt.

The chickadees were flying around impatiently waiting for me to put out their seeds and the peanuts they like so much ...  the deer had ice on their heads and backs and they too must have been cold.   Sun was shining though and it made the ice sparkle on the grass and trees ....  so pretty living here in Canada with the wildlife and all the stunning trees.   Rivers, canyons, mountains covered with snow,  so very different from my life in Australia where I'd be out on the deck now sipping something cool and wondering if I should go to the beach for a while.

Monday, November 10, 2014


A beautiful little humming bird I received in my mail today. Hubby emailed me ... he knows I love birds and all animals.  This little cutie is spectacular with his wonderful, wonderful, tail feathers. Wow ... 
My squirrel was chasing the woodpecker today instead of the stellar jay so as usual its a circus out there with him jumping from branch to branch ... he nearly falls sometimes ... and of course the deer were oblivious to all the mayhem and kept eating the leaves which had fallen from the tree.   The hummingbirds are always gorgeous when they visit in the spring and summer ...  colours are like jewels encrusted on a beautiful evening gown. 



Sunday, November 2, 2014



A couple of my cute little critters I feed each day.  The squirrel has been around for a few years now and the beautiful blue Stellar Jay is gorgeous .. he's stashing the peanuts away in the yard ... It's quite a nature trip just going down to the back fence ... lots to see and enjoy.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween over for another year.  Not many kids about this time ... so we have left overs which is okay by me.  One little girl .. just like last year... came to the door and said to me Twick or Tweet .. so funny.. they all looked cute and had a good stash of candy in their sacks.   I was glad when it was all over actually and the fireworks had stopped. It seems everyone had pooled their fireworks into one big stash and the noise went on forever.  I always used to hate it when my darling doggies were terrified of the noises.  Some of those screeching rockets frightened me too.  I can only imagine what the animals in the woods thought of it all.    Now its onto Christmas I guess. Decorations will be out in the stores on Monday ........  looking forward to the snow on the trees .. they always look glorious. I love Christmas in the snow.