Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called. - A. A. … Continue reading Picture Perfect Flowers – Anticipation
The Amphibian Notes Name: Northern Leopard Frog Species: Lithobates pipiens Native to : Canada and the United States. Only isolated populations in the southern grass and wetlands of Alberta. The grandchildren used to find them in the creek and the golf course water hazards near where our cabin was. Hard to say where the frogs … Continue reading Northern Leopard Frog
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Most people never get to see a moose in the wild. In contrast, in our neighbourhood it seems like just about everyone is talking about 'their moose' - the sightings are that frequent! I recently watched a video from the CBC's series The Nature of Things called The Incredible Things I've Seen while Following a … Continue reading Moose – Nature at our Door
Piecing together the story What I saw: The neighbour up the road hired a Tree Trimmer/Remover for a job that was well beyond the capabilities of the crew at the ‘Munching Moose Tree and Hedge Maintenance Service’. The work was such that a man, with a chain saw, climbed a tall tree and then methodically … Continue reading Treed – Man Vs Moose
Two representatives of the 'Munching Moose Tree and Hedge Maintenance Service' were here again last week. When I pointed out to them that I really didn't want any more pruning done, this is what they said: "Well, we chose your yard for a free complimentary call! I've got a young trainee with me. Junior hasn't … Continue reading More Munching Moose
Three moose grazed their way through our yard a few mornings ago. Only one of them was within camera range. If this moose could talk, this might be the moose side of the conversation: Good morning. Me and my two pals were sent here by the Munching Moose Tree and Hedge Maintenance Service. I finished … Continue reading Three Moose Morning
This I put all the Christmas decorations away last week - everything but the Christmas tree. The tree takes up quite a bit of space in the living room - so I scooted it out to an adjoining area. Now it is out of the way, but still clearly visible when I sit in my … Continue reading This and That – 2021, Trees and a Virus
We've lived at the Red House for almost 30 years. For the first 20 years, Moose were an urban legend as far as I was concerned. The neighbours all talked about them, but I never saw them. That changed in 2011 when a solitary moose made a dash across the back of our property. In … Continue reading Moose to the Left, Moose to the Right!
If I had slept in a little later, or had breakfast a little earlier or been admiring the morning by looking out the windows on the back side of the house, I would have missed the show completely. A pair of moose, mom and a young one, were in our front yard, giving a willow … Continue reading More Than One Moose isn’t Meese