May 13 – Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie

Last night I saw my first Bushbucks as they came into camp. It was already getting dark and they must have made it in just before the gate closed.  I only got a picture of 1 of them as they settled down to sleep.   This morning it was time to pack up and move… Continue reading May 13 – Crocodile Bridge to Lower Sabie

I Went Birding

Birds are fascinating.  I look at them and try to take pictures of them all the time – but ask me what I saw, I am am often not quite sure.  I usually know what type of bird it was, but trying to narrow down to the particular bird is very hard to do. I… Continue reading I Went Birding

Back to Some Critters

I have been very lax at keeping up with the critters in the neighbourhood.  For some reason, I often even forget my camera when Chester and I head out for our walks- so I don’t have many pictures – but I do have a few. I haven’t had time to figure out the bird that… Continue reading Back to Some Critters

Bump on a Log

Chester and I found a bump on a log on the Red River yesterday and I am sure it wasn’t there the day before.  This requires a zoom and a picture to see what we have. Sometimes these bumps are really just bumps and sometimes they are critters disguised as bumps.  🙂 I had zoomed… Continue reading Bump on a Log

Out With the Old

I have been in my house for about 30 years now and my house is 114 years old.   I purchased a refrigerator and stove shortly after moving in when we remodeled the kitchen and got new to fit in. The washer and dryer came after the next remodel when we added a basement to this… Continue reading Out With the Old

Wood Duck

The Wood Ducks are back – the Wood Ducks are back.  🙂 They are such beautiful ducks.  I hope they will be nesting around my shoreline again. The female was very shy and although I got glimpses of her, she didn’t show herself enough for a good picture.  I’m sure glad the very handsome male… Continue reading Wood Duck

Some Thoughts

After the tree pruning, I am thrilled with the results.  I love my big trees, but I often complain that I have too much shade.  Now, I have my trees, but the sun can still make it’s way to the ground and into my windows.   I’m anxious to see how my flowers do next year… Continue reading Some Thoughts

The Gull and The Duck

Near where I found the duck bump on the log, I found a gull the other day.  He was very cooperative and posed nicely for me so I took a few pictures of him before I noticed that the Mallard Duck was still being a wonderful bump on the log. The duck had been behind… Continue reading The Gull and The Duck

Bump on a Log

I found one Mallard Duck on Monday when Chester and I took our morning walk along the Red River –  and he was doing his best interpretation of a bump on a log for me. He was all alone, unless the hen is nearby on eggs.  I guess I haven’t completely given up hope of… Continue reading Bump on a Log