Friday, November 25, 2016

Overcast Friday.

Woke up to a brush of snow on the ground this morning and temperature at one degree.   I wasn't long putting a fire in the wood stove.   It was a wee bit nippy in the house.

My daughter came for a visit last week and stayed for five days.   I really enjoyed the visit.  Too bad that it was wet and miserable for most of the time.  She brought me a couple of great gifts.   She's a wee bit like me when it comes to strange stuff.

The cats are a bit ticked off with regards to the weather.   They've been inside sleeping more than usual.  Malachi was out on the railing the other day in a light rainfall.   He was not happy but wouldn't come in.   He had a terrible grumpy look on his face.

A few pictures taken last week.   Nothing terribly exciting.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Almost Snow Time.

We had our first brush of snow a couple of days ago.  It came down heavy for about fifteen - twenty minutes then stopped.  It didn't stay as it was melting as it hit the ground.  Today started out overcast and wet but it's now turned into a beautiful sunny one.

It's amazing that some of the Phlox still has some blooms on them given the nights of hard frost that we've had.

It's hard to believe that another year is almost over.   I remember hearing my grandmother say that the older you get, the faster time flies.   She was right.

It's late in the afternoon now and it's gotten overcast and dull once again.   Here's Malachi looking out at the dismal afternoon.

Another baby asleep on the back of the sofa.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Lovely Sunny Day.

I finally got a chance to get on the roof and sweep off the piles of leaves that had built up.   Because I'm surrounded by big trees, in the fall I'm overloaded with the leaves.   I also brought up my can of roof patch just to have a look and make sure all was okay.   I saw a couple of what might be worry some spots so just to be sure I put some patch on them.   We've had a couple of lovely sunny days so I've been trying to get more stuff done in preparation for winter.  Yesterday I spent a good part of the day putting plastic on the windows, well, most of them.  They are single panned, very old windows and the cold comes through them easily.   I use the stretch plastic, the stuff that after it's on you use your hair dryer and end up with what looks like glass.   You can't tell that there's plastic there.   I love it.  I think I'm pretty well ready now for when the snow flies.   I just have to bring the shovels, my sled to haul up wood and my snow blower down from the shed.

Frankie enjoying the sunny day.

Malachi being lazy.

Tommy on bear patrol.

Friday, November 04, 2016

Fairy Glen and Other Things.

I have the garden put to bed as much as it's going to be.   It's hard to keep up with it as I've gone too far for one person to handle with all the spaces I've used up.   On saying that....I am late summer I cleared away a nice size area to make a Fairy Glen.   Yes, I don't have enough to do already, ha ha ha.  I'm not putting all the houses etc in there until spring but here are a few things I've placed there and a couple of things I've made so far.   I figure it will be a work in progress over the winter.

Here is a look at the Glen with just a few of the things I've placed there.

I've made this stone house (more to be made) and six of these toadstools.

These days I'm trying to prepare for winter.   I have most of the pots emptied and now just have to store them.  I've been sawing up some small wood every chance I get to use to start the fire in the mornings.  I have to bring the snow shovels down from the shed and also the snow blower.  Also the small sled to haul the wood up to the house in the mornings.  I'm trying to get everything at the ready.   There's a few things still to put away but I should get to it all before the snow flies.