Monday, November 21, 2016

Oh, The Weather Outside ...

Hello my dear friends,

it is crazy how fast the weather here in south-western Ontario can change.
Saturday was such a lovely warm day, 18 degrees and bright sunshine in the morning.



The birds were out bathing in my little 'watering stations' and having such a good time doing so. Especially one bright red cardinal loved sitting in the warmer water whilst other birds had to wait for their turn.

Then later that afternoon it started to slowly get colder and ...


... by the early evening we actually had our first snow fall or ...


... rather blowing snow as you can see in the light of one of our garden lights.
It wasn't much but it did finally snow and it was much colder  outside now
too. If  you think about it, the first snow was actually late this year. November 20th and the first snowfall?! I wonder what this Winter will bring ...lots of snow or not? I guess, I will just have to wait and see.

Sitting inside all toasty and warm after completing almost all of my outside chores,
except for hanging the lights ...


... I lit a wonderful Christmassy smelling candle and spent the rest of the evening just so peaceful.

When I woke up early Sunday morning and opened the blinds, the skies were still dark and ...


... everything had been covered in a blanket of freshly fallen snow.
 It kept snowing until the the sun came out later that morning.


You can actually see the sun rising in the top left corner of this photograph as the rays touch our neighbor's roof. Our willow tree is still mostly dressed in green and also has a lot of it's leaves still but I am sure that will change very soon now. Our pussy willow bushes are cover in many new buds
since it had been quite warm this past week and I am going to try and cut a few branches in the hope they will 'bloom' eventually in the house.


My little Peter Pan that lives under a flame bush, near our dining room window is once again enjoying the white beautiful fluffy stuff. 

Most of the birds that were out a yesterday are now hiding in their warm nests but a little gray squirrel was out and about looking for something to eat. 


I had thrown some peanuts onto our deck but she was worried at first to come closer. She sat in our maple tree for a good 15 minutes until she felt safe enough to finally venture down.


Bit by bit she came closer and ...


... then finally she pick up a few tasty nuts and enjoyed them whilst sitting in a bush that lives next to our deck.


Isn't she just the cutest little furry critter?!
I hope she will get through the Winter well and all the other critters too.

My next thing to do is to finally get our outdoor Christmas lights hung very soon, before Winter really gets going with more snow and colder temperatures. 
Make sure you stay warm, where ever you are!

I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.

8 comments:

  1. Karen, I love your blog, your photos and your creativity. Thank you for your lovely posts.

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  2. So cute ! I spent a very good moment on this post !
    Bonne journée ;-)

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  3. Love love love the photo of the squirrel!!!

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  4. Karen,
    How precious are the cardinal couple. You captured nature at it's best! Mr. squirrel is adorable too.
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week Karen.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  5. Oh Karen,
    so lovely are your photos I can't find the right words.

    Hugs Ines♥

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  6. Your snow pictures make the cold stuff look nice - not that I will ever be convinced that I'm happy about the cold. Nope, I'm a summer person through and through.

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