Friday, April 06, 2007

Oh deer...


I watched these deer in the neighbour's yard the other evening.
Due to the recent deep and unseasonal snowfall, they were somewhat hungry and eating from the bird feeder.
Flocks of migrating birds were flitting about in confusion, as well, knocking puffs of snow from the branches of a nearby Manitoba maple tree.
It seems odd to be listening to the cascade of birdsong while the sun sets late in the evenings - and still having all this snow about.

HAPPY EASTER !

55 comments:

gypsy noir said...

oh what an idyllic scene..dale you should do christmas cards..you know how to capture a moment..

greekzoe said...

The Easter weekend looks like it is going to be a winterlike one over most of North America. Hope yours is a good one.


Zoe

I love the picture!

Rache said...

Hey Dale!

Great picture! It's like that here, too - the days are long, the birds are singing, we don't have snow, but damn it's cold! The robins have been back since early March, but this week they sit with their feathers all puffed out trying to keep warm, poor things.

Glad you're feeling better! Have a great Easter. Ski! Spring will re-spring soon.....the sooner the better as far as I'm concerned..:P

Anne-Marie said...

Beautiful picture, Dale.

I wish you and your family a Happy Easter. Your sis and I celebrated an early one last night. Fabulous fun!

Lannio said...

Nice pics. Better a bird feeder than a vegetable garden egh?

Have a hoppy Easter. I hope the Easter Bunny is good to all of you.

Yes, AM, Austin and I had fun last night at my "chateau" (lol)

Love Lesley xx

gypsy noir said...

Dale has been abducted by the easter bunny..ski's and all..he was waiting for her as she flew down the mountain, he bundled her up in a sack!...
rumour has it that she is in easter egg heaven and is refusing to write a ransom note..

Stevie said...

Well, can you blame her? The bunny all to herself and all the eggy-wegs she can eat!
Plus I hear you don't have to cook, or do dishes, or laundry, or ANYTHING up there... think she could let us in for a bit?

Stevie said...

or we could arrange a rescue mission, and just happen to fail and be captured....

gypsy noir said...

Good thinking stevie...help!..help!..ive been set upon by a big hairy rabbit looking type thingy with a pocket full of eggy-wegs!!...
>>>been dragged away now>>>>>>>>>>

Stevie said...

hang on Gypsy girl... I am on my way!.............

VallyP said...

Woa Gypsy...it's Harvey! Oh no, that's your.....thingy son..
ahem,,, actually, it's Dale I'm here for isn't it? I stopped by here last night and saw your lovely photo, Dale, but I was with a friend and could only look and not write.

A beautiful image, and wonderful to see outside your back door. Amazing! I wish we had some woldlife to see. All I see is passing tourists gawping at us...lol...mind you they're pretty wild sometimes!

gypsy noir said...

gasp!..stevie....i'm been repressed!..
we have wild life here...they're called drunken bums who roam the streets viscously fleecing happless victums on the cobbles..

Stevie said...

Bloody peasant...

Stevie said...

...did you hear that eh? That's what I'm going on about!...

Stevie said...

I thought we were an autonomous collective....

bookworm said...

Hi Dale,
here in Germany the spring is comming. We had only some days with snow this winter. Global warming!!! Since years I was no skiing, because it's very expensive to go to Austria or Swizerland. Now I'm waiting to work in my garden. The tulip now comng into blossom. I love the spring.
Hope you feel good.
Love and peace
Stefan

PS: I like your picture

Dale said...

Hi Everyone

Looks like there's been a party in here during my absence...

I might be gone for a bit - some matters I have to look after.
It's been a bit of a rough go.

I'll check in on all of you from time to time.

Love
Dale

Stevie said...

call me if you need to talk dale... I'm just down the road.
xxxx
Stevie

gypsy noir said...

Dale!..comrade..
do your best..
and leave the rest..
will all come right..
one day or night..
(((((huddles from afar))))

MargieCM said...

Stevie - no, we're an anarcho-syndicalist commune, aren't we?

Hiya Dale. Glad to see you're up and about and taking full advantage of your incredibly beautiful environment.

While you're looking out onto scenes of hungry deer, we're battling an influx of European wasps here. No more eating outside; they can sniff out as little as an al fresco glass of water from miles away. How did they get visas I want to know? Bastards.

MargieCM said...

Dale - I'm so sorry - I really should have read read all the entries here BEFORE I started blathering. Hope you're OK. Big virtual hug to you.

Grace said...

Happy late Easter!

VallyP said...

Dale!!!! We're with you, thinking of you, missing you!!! Come back in strength. Hugs and lots of love xxxxxx

Rache said...

I hope all is well (or getting better).

Thinking of you,

Rache

Lannio said...

Thinking of you! I'm here if you need me.

xx

Dale said...

thank you

Stevie said...

Dale dear, Dale dear
Give me your answer true,
We're so worried
Over your blogspot blues
We promise to always love you
We won't be judgemental of you
Cuz you're so sweet
And you have great feet
So we'll patiently wait for you!

Hope you are a little better...
Want to come to the Blue Lake camp as an adult advisor? You can bring the kids... or leave them at home... it's a youth empowerment camp, April 20 -22... it's all paid for, you can be my helper... we have amazing speakers coming... might be like a mini vacation... you don't actually have to do anything!

Stevie said...

oh, um, by the way, I sang that to the tune of Bicycle Built For Two... in my head it went quite well... the kids looked at me a little oddly...

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Dale,
Sending you lots of positive vibes from across the land! I hope things get better soon.

Dale said...

i'm feeling a bit like my daffodils in the snow...

Lannio said...

(((((( DALE )))))))))

There. That's my cyberhug. Beth and I text messaged a bit on Wednesday so I gave her a TM hug too. It's a nice way for the two of us to keep in touch.

gypsy noir said...

Daffodils in the snow can be beautiful dale...i hope you feel that..

Mary Beth said...

Huh....now that you mention it, I never knew deer would eat from a bird feeder. I have seen deer in the forest behind our house, but they have never come close enough to steal from the birds. I guess there are so many people that they keep their distance. Now they are building more houses where the deer would quietly explore and walk out back.....sad.

Stevie said...

And you know, if you feel like daffodils in the snow, that means you are bringing beauty and warmth to a cold and dreary world... just like you always do!
xxx

gypsy noir said...

I think we need to send The crack squad of derelicté salvation marines army...
dale come read the poem on my blog it will soothe you..x..

MargieCM said...

Dale - hope you're OK and getting whatever love and support you need. Thinking of you.

VallyP said...

Dale, we miss you and are thinking of you. Daffodils in the snow are beautiful....like you..

Hope things are sorting themselves out slowly but surely. Hugs and love xxxx

Chaz said...

Deer in your neighbours yard! Now theres a thing we'd never see in old Trashaz

Koos F said...

Dale
I have put up a post especially for you: Daffodil

VallyP said...

Hugs Dale dear xxxxxx

greekzoe said...

Hi Dale!

haven't seen you around blog land for awhile. Hope all is well with you. Miss you!

Zoe

Grace said...

Hi Dale, how are you? Hope all is well, thinking of you xxoo

Metalchick said...

Hi Dale,
What a beautiful sight!

Hope you're doing fine.

Take care.

gypsy noir said...

Hope your feeling revitalised by your camping trip..

gypsy noir said...

Where for art thou dale?..I'm starting to worry that you might have been eaten up by the BOG MAN!!!!

VallyP said...

just seen yhe pics on Stevie's blog. GLAD to see you looking happy! Big hugs!!! xxx

bookworm said...

Hi Dale,
I only will say HELLO to you. Hope you feel good.
Take care
Love and peace
Stefan

gypsy noir said...

Oh dear...Oh deery deary me...

Be well mon cherie...
good to see you happy at das camp..

VallyP said...

Still miss you xx

Grace said...

Dale, is that you out and about?

Elizabeth said...

Hello hello dear.
Just wanted to pop in and say that I hope you're doing ok, and that I'm thinking of you. And, it was nice to see you on Rachel's blog.
(Ms. Solaka)

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Dale,
Just popped in to say hello and to wish you well. I've got a pic of your divine sister on my blog from a party last night.

Take care, my dear,
AM

MargieCM said...

Hello snow-bunny - or slush-bunny I suppose, assuming the thaw's set in.

Still thinking of you, and enjoying the occasional enticing glimpses of you I see around the traps.

I hope you're feeling OK and that things are starting to smooth out for you, but take your time. Some people are worth waiting for.

VallyP said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Dale. We'll be waiting for you when you're ready, dear. Have so missed you..huddles xxxxx

Grace said...

Dale, how are you?

xx