Sorry about my absence, its been a busy fall, since my mother-in-law passed in September, I have been sick with an bug which just wouldn't go away, lost a friend suddenly, at age 60, trying to get
into the Christmas spirit and get things done and now to top things off, am having muscle spasms in my lower back...hope the new year brings a bit of 'cheer'....
About a month or so back, my good neighbor, called me, to let me know her Buddy Cat, was not well and she knew he wasn't able to be here much longer, I offered to do a photo shoot of him, he was a real little gem for me. You will recall, she lost her Beagle, Bailey last summer, she loves her pets so much. Buddy did live a good life, and he was not suffering so we had a fun afternoon catching some memories for her and the family. He had to be put down the following week, so was glad to get these great shots for her!! He is with his 'buddy' Rusty, in the second shot, he misses Buddy everyday...
A fellow photographer has been feeding the small birds by hand for awhile now, at Hersey Lake, hubby and I went out on Sunday and had a bit of fun with it.
This Red-breasted Nuthatch was more than willing to get in the picture, where a snack was waiting !!
Our 'winter' birds are back for our enjoyment, it is so nice to see all the colors and varieties...
this one I caught today looks like he is sitting in front of a mirror, but actually it IS two birds... :)
Today, I dug out my Sony R1 camera, had this gem years back, when it first came out, got into birds and nature, needed more zoom so tucked it away and bought my first Canon. Over the years, hubby has said why don't you sell the R1, you don't use it. I never could, couldn't do it, and this is the reason why...
actually taken Jan/11, this pic was still on the card, in the camera, and more to come,
it is a great camera..
Wilderness park in Timmins. Took a drive over to the park today, haven't been for awhile. These two fellows were munching on some greens and pretty uncaring that I was there. Had a chuckle over the first pic, his expression was so cute..
We took a walk with our son and daughter-in-law to the camp on Sunday, the first snowfall of the season had covered the trees, it was cool but enjoyable. Suppose to get
warm this week so all will be gone, but definitely not for long.. Kashu and Shyla had a good romp together too...
This is a local house, which is the talk of the town every year at this time, these people go all out and add to their display every year ( have no idea where they store all this stuff)..went to check it out on the weekend, I was outside the fence taking pics and the fellow came out and told me to come on into the yard and take pics, so I did and we had a chat..amazing stuff...enjoy!!
Haven't posted a pic of our 'baby' for awhile, she pretty much runs the household, and we wouldn't have it any other way...
Our Kashu, is an 8 year old rescue terrier x..
For the last few years we have been getting her groomed, she doesn't mind it and there is a lot less hair around the house, earlier pics of her ( if you look under tag 'dogs') you will see her original look, the Benji type, I miss her furry 'smiles' but she enjoys her 'spa' days too!!
Here again, is Shyla, she is a 3 year old, Shih tzu/terrier mix, our son and daughter in law's baby, she is a going concern, but gosh do we love her, and can she ever 'play us' for the treats!!
And, of course, the gentle giant of the family, Kenya, our daughter and son in laws Boxer, what a big
goof, he is, but we love him dearly too!!
Can't imagine our life without our fur babies...they add so much to our daily lives and love us unconditionally!!
At least to me, he is a pup, but a big one, we pulled into a parking spot in the mall and as I love dogs so much , am always ready to take a pic of one. Our dog was with us, so immediately they eyed each other,
I rolled down the window and started taking pics. When I had taken a few, I rolled up the window and opened the door to get out and the truck drove away! The nice man smiles back at me and left, was nice of
him to let me take pics first..wish I knew the dogs name.... oh well!! I will see him again some time...
Last weekend, we headed down to London, On to visit our daughter and family, enjoyed the grandkids so much. Our son in law is a sweetheart, he drives us everywhere so we can see the sights and I can take pictures.
I had told my daughter, Jodi, that I really wanted to see a 'pumpkin patch' as I have never seen one, she said, we know where there is a few, so that was our first outing.
Loved it, so neat to see...I love fall, the colors, the coolness and the comfort foods are so enjoyed after a hot, humid summer like we had this year...
We have a problem with Black Bears in Timmins, this year.
Seems every area of town has its own bear, some areas have more than one.
We have a big male and also a female and her two cubs at the camp, roam around at nite, mostly
they aren't dangerous unless provoked, it seems, so not a major problem if people would be more bear wise, clean barbecues, no garbage left out, no birdfeeders.
The blue berry crops are terrible this year, is one reason why they are hungry and coming into town
searching for food, sad really.
Here are a few shots that I took the other evening around 10: not great pics due to lighting, but I was glad to get them, he is up a neighbors tree, the cops were called and so I am told, it was tranquilized and removed.
After I had taken a few pics, a fellow came with a huge flashlite, shone it on the bear and up the tree he went, can't blame him, you can just see his 'eye' near the top of this huge tree..
My neighbor called me today and told me to get my camera, that there was a Falcon at the end of her driveway eating another bird. I was able to catch a few shots before he flew off with his catch.
Just wondering if the birders out there, may know for sure if it is a Falcon or another bird of prey.
After checking a few bird books and online, I think it could be a juvenile Peregrine or more likely, a Merlin Falcon, but not sure.
Any information would be appreciated.
I ended up emailing a pic to the Canadian Peregrine Foundation to get a true I.D. and my answer back was a Merlin Falcon...neat stuff...A lifer for me...
As some of you will remember, I photograph these fellows every summer at our camp. Summer just wouldn't be summer without their 'nightly' visit. These were all taken at approximately 11:00 P.M.
This is a description taken from wikipedia..
"The nocturnal, arboreal rodents have thick light brown or cinnamon fur on their upper body. A furry membrane called a patagium extends between the front and rear leg and allows the animal to glide through the air. It's greyish on the flanks and whitish underneath. They have large eyes and a flat tail. They can also be identified by their long whiskers, common to nocturnal mammals. The adult northern flying squirrel measures from 25 to 37 cm long, and their weight can range from 110 to 230 grams."
I am wife, mother, nana, friend, head-chef, fledgling fotographer who eats and sleeps fotography !!
It is a constant in my life…love birds, bugs, animals, flowers,
themes, such as reflection, shadows, still life and macro..just about anything catches my eye…it's an obsession !!
In June/13 we moved from Northern Ontario to Goderich, On,the photo ops are endless,
we love this area, come along and follow my endless day trips with me..
And click on pics to enlarge !!