Wednesday, 30 March 2016

It Is Definitely Spring

I am confident in saying that it is now officially spring here.

A few weeks ago our drive looked like this.

We thought this was spring for sure!

But after that picture was taken, it started to snow and snow and snow and then mom didn't take any more pictures, BOL!

Then with Easter coming, the weather did start improving.  My community did a wonderful thing this Easter and they set up an Easter Egg Miracle Tree.  Plastic eggs were sold and the money from the eggs sold will go to the Christmas Miracle program in our community.  This program gives Christmas cheer to those that have suffered a loss in their family, are experiencing ill health, have been laid off, or are just generally having a difficult time.

Easter Egg Miracle Tree

Mom took this picture of the Easter Egg Miracle Tree when it had over 1600 eggs on it.  Just after this more eggs were sold and now there are about 2400 eggs on the tree.  You can read about The Easter Egg Miracle Tree here. 

Daddy's mom came to visit us for Easter and right before her visit, the peeps and her went to a book reading for my Uncle Gerald. 

Uncle Gerald's book display in the bookstore in our city

Yes, Uncle has been writing for a while and this is his first novel.  It officially came out on March 1.  Mom is currently reading the book and is finding it very interesting.  We are proud of Uncle Gerald!

Mom and I have been going for lots of good walks now that the snow is going away.  Yesterday I led the way and took us both on a wonderful walk.  I started walking and eventually I took mom here ..

best place to walk ever........

While mom was considering her situation, I walked a little further ahead and did this ...

Happiness is a mud bath

Yep, mud baths are wonderful and you know, humans pay a lot of money for mud baths! 

I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring so far!  Until next time~

Monday, 7 March 2016

Spring is on the Way!

We really haven't had much of a winter at all this year.  The temperatures have been well above average and we only really had a handful of very cold days when mom insisted I wear my doggie snowsuit outside.

Don't get me wrong, we still have snow ......

Winter is beautiful in all its stark whiteness

Mom and I have even done some snowshoeing.  Well actually it's mom that snowshoes, I just walk along beside her.

Snowshoeing on a beautiful winter day.

We have been seeing lots of birds ......

Chickadee enjoying the suet feeder

Hoary Redpoll

Hairy Woodpecker

This Great Horned Owl was watching mom and I one evening!

Then we saw this group of Whitetailed deer visiting the people across the river!

A sure sign of spring is the return of Canada Geese!
It's Spring!  The Geese are Back!

This was my reaction to the geese....

I could not decide if I should chase them or just watch them, BOL!

Now because it has been so mild, the respiratory flu that was going around never really went away.  It just wasn't cold enough to kill that nasty virus.  If you remember, when the peeps went to visit grammy at Christmas in her care home, they had to gown, mask and glove up as there was an outbreak going around.  Luckily, that time, grammy did not get sick.  Unfortunately there is now another round of respiratory illness going around and this time grammy is sick and currently in quarantine.  Get well soon, grammy, I love you!

I hope you have all had as mild a winter as we have had and I know everyone must be looking forward to spring!

Until next time ....
Nothing more beautiful than a prairie winter sunset!