Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's Here!


Absolutely a beautiful day here today. The temperature got up to 17 degrees Celsius. Not bad for for Nova Scotia this time of year.




After Ron got back from Dad's we headed to Muskquodoboit Harbour, 30 km. east from here. There is a great little bakery called Dobbit's Bakery of which I will post a blog soon.




We picked up a few 'sweets' and a coffee and headed to Martinique Beach which was 15 km. from there.




We spent almost two hours there walking and watching the incredible waves. Ron will post about this beach in the coming days.




Got home around 4 P.M. and it was still warm and sunny......great time to put in a few of the rhododenrons that needed to be transplanted to their 'permanent ' locations.




That done, here I am ready for a snack and a rest. I should mention that the photos in this post were taken by Ron a week or so ago. This little fellow, a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker/ Woodpecker, was busy drinking sap from the tree. Oh my head!




Sure signs of spring all the way around!

16 comments:

  1. For us Northerners who don't understand metric, I take it that it was warm today?

    I love saying Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker. It's fun!

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  2. What a gorgeous bird! We don't get anything more exotic that sparrows round here. Isn't Spring just the best time of year ever?

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  3. I always marvel on your ability to take a cracking photo!

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  4. And from those in Texas who don't understand metric either...sounds like a great spring day. The woodpecker is very pretty. Thanks for your post yesterday...Cindy finally saw the pen and ink drawings and LOVEs them. Of course we both knew she would.

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  5. I've never seen a Yellow Bellied Sap Sucker, but have of course heard of them--They are lovely and would be welcome in my neck of the woods anytime!!

    Glad you had a lovely day!!!

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  6. That bird is beautiful! It sounds like you all had a great day and a warm day. We've had a lot of rain and it's chilly.

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  7. Oh my goodness Jim! Stunning shots of a pretty bird welcoming Spring! We sure are glad to see Spring, right?

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  8. What a beautiful bird! I've never seen one of those before. I'm sure it felt wonderful to have such nice, warm weather. It has been raining here lately. We're hoping it gets back to sunny in the next few days.

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  9. The weather has certainly turned around for the better. Cute pictures of the woodpecker.

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  10. Must be a distant relative of the hairy woodpecker -- they look very much alike! Great photos and so glad you are getting your Spring weather. :)

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  11. Oh, seeing that Sapsucker was a real treat. We don't have any around here. Like you, I'm savoring every sign of Spring.

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  12. Beautiful bird! A sure sign of spring is the sounds every morning....all the delighted birds singing! I'm just so glad to see leaves on all the trees again!

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  13. What a lovely name that bird has! Glad Spring has arrived for you, it appears to have left us, now I know where it's gone! xxx

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