Weekly Photo Challenge: Transient

What could be more transient than a Burdock Burr? They sit there and wait until someone or something comes along and then they hook on, getting a ride until they are either picked off or rubbed off. I’m sure a good strong wind can disperse these velcro-like seed pods too. I’ve picked countless of burrs…

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My Newest Neighbors

The Common House Sparrow: Passer domesticus   To read more on the common house Sparrow, follow this link: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Sparrow/lifehistory Even though they are not a native species to Canada, I don’t mind them being in my back yard. I don’t mind their singing and I’m just happy they are not crows.  Also, they have been ridding…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

I sit here and sip my afternoon coffee and reflect. Oh! The many miles this train diner car has traveled until it was put in its resting place. Now, it sits out of work and out of time. As a diner car, I’m sure it listened to conversation upon conservation about its passengers travels, dreams,…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wanderlust

  I have never been to the end of this road. Every year I go back to this spot, but never finish the road. I hope that will change this year. There is so much country in these back woods, I may need a whole day to explore it. This picture does give me incredible wanderlust.…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

Getting close and personal with the Earth and one of its inhabitants. Life is fragile.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

   The Mountains Call So I Must Go   Photo: © Jennifer Côté

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Moose, grouse and snow?

My hubby and I went out last Saturday for a spring bear hunt. We quite enjoy bear meat.  I felt it was a little too early to be chasing bears around in the bush, but I wanted to spend a day with my man and be out in nature. If anything, I would at least…

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Beauty Interrupted

Every trail leads somewhere, even if it peters out into nothing. That nothing is somewhere. That somewhere contains things; things that you might not expect to find. Imagine this: you are walking down a forest trail miles away from any town or city. It’s just you, flora and fauna and you come across a grassy…

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The Common Garter Snake

Snakes. Another sign spring is here. Forget Robins. I have seen Robins here in early March when days were warming and snow was melting, just to be slammed with another 2 weeks of winter.  The poor things freeze and starve. Still, Robins are normally a sign of spring and so are Garter snakes. If you…

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