Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Photo Hunt - Vast

Cookie:  I am authoring our blog today. 
I have decided that we are participating in the The Saturday Photo Hunt and the photo theme today is 'vast'
Humm, had to think about this and nothing was coming to mind, so I had ta look it up on the internets;  it could mean size, quantity or even an area.
I looked through our photos and found some of our local landscape  taken a week or so ago, before the blizzard came.
We live in an area where there are a lot of beaches and in winter, without the crowds of beach goers, the landscape looks deserted and of course - vast.
This one is only minutes away.  The tide is out.  If you look close you can see seagulls riding the waves.

 This beach is also a short drive away.  A great time to get photos is at sunset.
The north Atlantic Ocean lies beyond the horizon.  The ocean is also vast.

This photo was taken the same day as the one above, a couple of weeks ago and within a few minutes drive of the other two.
These beaches are part of a large bay - St. Margaret's Bay in Nova Scotia.  There is an active lobster fishery here, although no boats were spotted that day.
These beaches in winter are actively used by people walking dogs or people who enjoy being outside on a nice sunny day.
I am throwing in a bonus photo, nothing to do with vast, unless you count the ice this duck is walking on.  This duck was photographed on one of the ponds behind the beach in the first photo.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Thankful Thursday

The storm that arrived yesterday,  has passed by, and we are thankful!

We won't bother relating all the details about the blizzard (we are all fine and the sun is shining) instead here is a photo of some of Jack Frost's work on our window.

Here is Mindy watching bird  "TV" as this hungry woodpecker enjoys the suet cake.

While the sun peeps out from behind the clouds and the patches of blue get bigger and bigger - we are enjoying our cat tree by the window.

 Mindy, on the roof is eyeing Moe inside.  No reaction from Moe - yet!

Cookie is in the "basement", but he gets to have the heating pad, so he is very happy and cozy.

 Mike is trying his luck in the kitchen, guess he is having a 'snack attack'.

Have a great Thursday everyone!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Good Bye Sunshine - Hello Blizzard

I have been looking out of our window this evening and we have enjoyed a very nice and sunny, but cold day.

This is the view of the last rays of sunshine, maybe for a while

Here is another ray
It is sunset.

Sometime tonight and into tomorrow, which will be Wednesday
we are getting lots of snow and wind, a blizzard in other words.

Arrrrh, not the news I wanted to hear!  I prefer my window watching to be full of signs of squirrels and birdies.

 I am glad that this heating pad is turned on, snowstorms bring on high and cold winds

I think that I will take a long winter's nap

 Sounds good to me Cookie, I will do the same!  I got the best chair, the best spot.

I intend to eat and sleep - or is it sleep and eat?
I'm too tired to figure this out.  Plus I need to distribute more hair on the new sofa... makes it.....comfortable!

Wish us well during Wednesday!