What – Another Move???

As many of you know, I lived in my little old house for 33 years. I sold it when I retired, since I wouldn’t be able to afford the upkeep on it with just my pensions. It was a very old house (built in 1900). I am currently in my 3rd apartment in the 4… Continue reading What – Another Move???

My Plant Balcony

A little over a year ago I moved into a small apartment that had a little plant balcony. I couldn’t go on the balcony, but I could put plants on it. The balcony is about 25 inches wide and 57 inches long and there is a 3 foot step to get out onto it –… Continue reading My Plant Balcony

Photo Shoot with St. Peanut

St. Peanut is an adorable little Chickadee who has been coming to help himself to the food that I have been putting out on my balcony for him for the last few weeks. He doesn’t make it easy for me to get pictures because he doesn’t stop moving long enough to zoom and focus, but… Continue reading Photo Shoot with St. Peanut

Here I Go Again

It seems like I am now re-entering the No Fixed Address (NFA) part of my life again.  This is my 2nd time doing this since I moved 3 times in 2 years, way back in my younger days. Last year I sold my house after 33 years of home ownership and moved into an apartment. … Continue reading Here I Go Again

A Flock of Common Redpolls

I found out this morning what eats the seed pods from the River Birch that is just off my balcony.  There were dozens of Common Redpolls making short work of all those pods. They are not a bird that I am used to seeing, but the name did pop into my head.  I had to… Continue reading A Flock of Common Redpolls

The Balcony

I have never had a balcony before, and I have now learned one thing since our first snowstorm. It is best to leave a sliding screen door open for the winter. I had noticed that some of the suites had their screen door in the open position and I had no idea why.  I didn’t… Continue reading The Balcony

First Winter Storm of the Season

It is only the first and it is only a storm – certainly not a blizzard, but it is snowing and blowing today.  The temperature is a balmy -2C so nothing to complain about. The roads are a mess though and travel is not recommended with extremely reduced visibility on the highways.  The main streets… Continue reading First Winter Storm of the Season

From my Window

Last night, I noticed that the condos next door have Christmas lights on their trees  – so I took a picture.  I have to work on night pictures obviously, but here it is. This morning, I was looking at the dark clouds (our break from winter will soon be over), so I took cloud pictures.… Continue reading From my Window

Blue Jay Returns

I think the Blue Jay must have seen the pictures I took of him a couple of weeks ago and he came back to pose for some better ones.  🙂 I looked out my window and he was right on my balcony, checking out the bird feeder.  I moved slowly towards my camera in the… Continue reading Blue Jay Returns

My First Rose

My poor rose has had a pretty rough journey this year, starting with the worms eating the leaves as they came out, back at the house. I hadn’t planned on digging it up and moving it with me until then, but I now thought it would be better off in  a pot on a balcony… Continue reading My First Rose