Nature Sightings


Good morning!  or maybe good afternoon?  How are you?  Around here, life is going well.  This past week I've walked daily even yesterday after a whole day of rain!  Unfortunately we didn't get far, and what was a drizzle changed back to pouring rain.  The walk was shortened but my what a power walk to get back to dry clothes.  Poor Frodo was soaked through, my husband carried him under his coat during the worse part of the downpour.


Have you been enjoying the daylight that greets us in the early morning?  Oh I do love that about the time change.  This morning during my journal entry for the day, I heard the bluebirds in their nest up about the rain spout outside my window.  So excited that they are there!

Earlier this week, I glanced out the back window upstairs and saw a red fox slinking through the woods.  Also, the wild turkeys and deer were standing in the middle of the road when I returned from running errands the other day. No photos, believe me I tried!!  I am grateful for the nature sightings and wilderness treats.  As long as I don't see a bear...which are around here as well.


This weekend we are tackling the little bathroom upstairs that needs some sprucing up.  Painting, new towels and shower curtain should do the trick.  We are nearing to one year when my husband painted the main level in a week for the upcoming wedding!  That mammoth job was mid May.  The little bathroom should be a snap!


In the photo above can you see the nest??  Also a bird always builds a nest in this bush and every year we are unable (or unwilling) to trim the bush because of the bird's nest.  I think it's a sparrow but I'm not sure since I haven't seen her.

Have a lovely weekend!

Comments

  1. Good luck tackling your bathroom project! Hope all goes well and gets done quickly. We're supposed to take part in a bike ride tomorrow, but this morning hubby woke up with a headache. I hope he's not getting what I had a all week... Sunday is the Bridgestreet 1/2 marathon that hubby, Hannah and I are signed up for. Again, I hope he's not getting what I had... Wish us luck!

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  2. I love all your nature sightings! You were brave to attempt a walk. The skies here have been cold and threatening all week and we're supposed to get 3-5" of snow tomorrow -- the perfect weekend to stay inside and knit.

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  3. We have a bathroom to tackle too! Thanks for the reminder - this weekend's prediction of snow might be a good idea to get working on that! Thanks for the motivation!

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  4. REcurring bird pairings and nests are such a good thing for the world. One tiny bird, one great step for wildlife kind!
    Weekend project: visit mom in the nursing home for a bit, knit knit knit, catch up on MY things while Fireman watches the masters....

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  5. How exciting - red foxes, birds' nests! I love it.

    Good luck with your bathroom. We're getting ready to tackle our kitchen soon ...

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  6. how fun! I remember what a big job that was last year!!! it POURED here yesterday afternoon when Husband and I were driving home, at times almost no visibility! whew! love to you and lovely weekend to you!

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  7. I'm jealous of all your wildlife sightings! We've got some birds that like to nest in the bushes right next to our house as well-it's always such a treat to see them around!

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  8. Hope that all goes well with the bathroom works and that you don't get caught out walking in the rain again! xx

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  9. I love that you love nature, Karen. You have some great nature sights to see your neck of the woods. Last year I was at the bus stop one morning and a fox crossed the road and ran up the street, I was beside myself with excitement!! We've had a sparrow hawk in the garden too, he was beautiful. I really enjoyed reading your post. Have a great weekend xx

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  10. We have had a small fox family living across the street from us for the past couple of years. One afternoon I looked out the window and was able to watch the two kits playing with one another! It was such a treat! Have a great weekend!

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  11. So many nature sightings, lucky you :) Enjoy your weekend Karen, hope the bathroom redo goes well.

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  12. Thanks for your nature sightings. I am envious of your bluebird sightings. I have to go out in the country to see them. Just stay clear of the bears. Have a good weekend.

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  13. I love seeing wildlife along my walks. Mostly it is squirrels, ducks, deer etc....
    Once in awhile I'll see an alligator and I've heard there is a bear in the neighborhood, but I haven't seen him yet.



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  14. Its great that you keep getting these wonderful sightings of nature, its refreshing to know that its not just me that doesn't manage to capture them on camera.

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  15. I have some rooms that need painting. I used to lve those little projects but now they just eat into knitting time, good luck. Color in mind?

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  16. You've had some great wildlife sightings this week! I don't mind encountering a bear as long as I'm a safe distance away. It's the cougars I hope to avoid around here. We have a fair number of them.

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  17. Yay for the nature sightings! A fox sighting would have been magnificent.
    Enjoy all your home improvement happenings. :)

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  18. How wonderful to have nature that close to home. My eldest loves to watch the birds in our front garden. I started to strip the wallpaper in our hall but haven't got that far, life gets in the way......

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