We are fortunate to have a wide variety of wildlife living among us. This year alone I have seen this Eastern Ribbonsnake, a Northern Ring-necked Snake, a broad winged hawk (which I may post next!), a pair of fresh water otters, a beaver, a coyote, a red tailed fox, and sadly too many skunks (why are there so many skunks this year?). I have seen this Eastern Ribbonsnake for 3 consecutive years now. Each spring it gives birth to a few baby snakes, one of which I saw eat a juvenile frog. That is how life roles…
Comet NEOWISE was discovered only in March of this year using the Neowise space telescope. Astronomers have determined its route brings it back to Earth in roughly 7,000 more years – really??? Here we are July 24, one day after it’s closest position to our planet, with a perfectly clear sky and no moon. I’m outside at 10pm scanning the sky with binoculars to find this comet and for the first half nothing… I had read it will appear below the Big Dipper and still nothing. More time passes and now its really dark and then BAM!! There it is and I can see it with the naked eye and with the binoculars… holy smoke that’s cool!
Flour, yeast, salt, water… and a Dutch Oven. That’s it. And the taste? Incredible! Take The Keg’s original bread (before they dumbed it down) and amp it by 4x, its that good. Tracy ordered a red Dutch Oven on-line and this week made her first bakery style bread at home, and it was the highlight of the week for the family. It’s obvious many of us are baking more because it sure is hard to find flour. Took three tries until we found what was needed at The Monastery. Comfort food for our new life!
Our much loved @CFSnowbirds performing a fly-by over Oakville-Trafalgar hospital this afternoon at 1:07pm as part of #operationinspiration. A cross Canada tour to lift our spirits as we wait out the worst of COVID-19, while paying tribute to all front line employees who are working right now. It absolutely is motivating to watch the squadron approach and do a loop around the hospital with wings tipped. We got this!
Time to begin virtually traveling the world while we all take a pause and self-hibernate (sometimes I do feel like a bear hanging out in his den waiting for spring!) First stop is beautiful Vancouver and a look at Sea Village, a lifestyle community of houseboat homes along False Creek. These folks have the best of both worlds… living in the city and on the water. I gather keeping 6ft apart while walking on the dock to get groceries is difficult, however picture sitting at the end of the dock in front of your place watching life slowly pass by!