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Thursday, April 15, 2021      4 comments

I visited the pigsty again to look for the yellow-headed blackbird. No luck but I did find a raven foraging for lunch in the pig slop. ... Read more
A rare bird for this area
Tuesday, April 13, 2021      4 comments

A male Yellow-headed Blackbird A female Brewer'... Read more
Hiking in the Snow dusted Sooke Hills
Sunday, April 11, 2021      8 comments

This was our parking spot and the snow-covered logging road that we were going to hike on. ... Read more
Northern Flickers - two species were at the suet feeder today
Sunday, March 28, 2021      3 comments

Yellow-shafted Northern Flicker - yellow tail feathers ... Read more
Afternoon walk
Saturday, March 27, 2021      4 comments

This is Lamb Chop - all the baby sheep get that name... Saw a few interesting things while out walking today. First was a thatcher ant hill. T... Read more
Walker's Celebration of Life
Tuesday, March 23, 2021      5 comments

Sunday should have been my great nephews 20th birthday, but instead of a Happy Birthday, we held a Celebration of Life for him. It's just under ... Read more
Cedar waxwings
Friday, March 19, 2021      4 comments

I had never seen these birds in person until last week. I took a long drive up island just to find them. I was lucky and got to see a few. Today 15 of them were eating berries from the hawthorn tree that's located beside the driveway. They to... Read more
Friday, March 12, 2021      2 comments

American Bittern Cedar waxwing Li... Read more
Patio - Day 5
Wednesday, March 10, 2021      3 comments

The workers have left, their job is done. I will be doing a bit more gardening to finish this area off. When it gets warmer, I will get some hanging baskets for the structure. I may get my oldest son to help with putting the string lights up. Pr... Read more
Day 4 - Tin roof is on
Wednesday, March 10, 2021      2 comments

Today the crew was mostly occupied with cutting and piecing the tin roof together. The structure is not quite square, so they had to trim the outside sections to make a good fit. The last of the pavers were laid, and the old pavers were used for... Read more
Day 3 - Structure is almost done
Tuesday, March 09, 2021      4 comments

This is how it looked from my bedroom window after the two workers left for the day. ... Read more
Day 2 patio and garden structure
Friday, March 05, 2021      5 comments

The weather held off while the crew put in most of the pavers and the corner posts ... Read more
Starting point for the garden structure
Thursday, March 04, 2021      3 comments

Today the crew arrived and began to dig the patio area and put the posts in for the covered structure. I suppose I should have taken a photo before the digging started, but I didn't think of it til now... It's lunch time and the boys are... Read more
Cleaning out the half barrel pond
Thursday, March 04, 2021      3 comments

Once a year I take everything out of the little pond and clean out all the muck that has accumulated over the year. Some times I find little frog eggs, but this time I found two hibernating frogs. They hardly moved at all when I scooped them, an... Read more
My progress over the past week
Saturday, January 30, 2021      7 comments

I am very happy with the 5% Winter LTGL challenge for last week and this week. "Follow Your Diet = 10 points for being reasonably close (you decide), or I BLEW IT! 0 points! If you are in maintenance and staying within your range, you get 10 ... Read more

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