27 March 2017

Return of Migratory Birds

As the ice on the local ponds melts and the open water appears the migratory water birds are starting to return. I found about a dozen Canada Geese on the pond by our cabin.

Over on Miner's Pond a flock of Herring Gulls stopped for a rest. This gull found a tasty morsel embedded in the ice.

A second gull checks out the source of a meal.

Birds of a feather may flock together, but this one isn't going to share a meal.

24 March 2017

Snow, Snow, Go Away ...

Some warm weather has returned to the neighborhood since last week's record snowfall and the local deer are now looking for bare areas to graze.

A couple of photos from my game camera following last week's snow storm. This deer was breaking a trail through the fresh snow.

A couple more deer following the trail breaker's path through the deep snow.

18 March 2017

Henry Charles Beebe

Chuck (Robert Charles) and Nikki (Nicole) Beebe are the parents of our new grandson, Henry Charles Beebe, who entered the world at 2:30pm on March 15th, weighing in at 7 lbs 14 oz and 21.5" long.

Chuck and Henry.

Mother Nikki and Henry.

Henry preparing to leave the hospital on St. Patrick's Day.

Ready for his ride home.

Big sister Myra meets little brother Henry.

Nikki, Henry and Myra.

14 March 2017

Blizzard of 2017

Spring will be here in a week, but a "nor'easter" snow storm moved into our neighborhood and dumped at least 2 feet of snow. The table on our deck.

At 6:00PM we had 24 inches of snow and it is still coming down.

The view from our deck.

I spent most of the day plowing out, but still more work to do once the snow stops.

Our solarium.

My stockpile of firewood.

08 March 2017

A Sign of Spring

So far this Winter has been mild and as the temperature in the neighborhood reaches the 50's, I found this crocus in bloom.

05 March 2017

Catching a Few Warm Rays

We had a low temperature of 0F in the neighborhood this morning and I found some of the local deer taking advantage of the warm afternoon sun.

It has been a mild winter with very little snow and the wildlife have been able to easily find food.

This is one of the fawns born last spring and experiencing its first winter.