Thursday, October 15, 2009

My Neighbourhood

Just down the road from my home is a lovely little habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl including mallards, wood ducks and Canada Geese . It is also a spot to find many species of wildlife such as deer, cougars and bears along with many different song birds, raptors, herons and more.

Heading down our road

Neighbours beautiful tree

Taking full adavantage of a dry and mild October afternoon, I took the five minute walk down the hill to explore the sights and surrounds. I was serenaded by a chorus of Chickadees, Red Breasted Nuthatches and sparrows with a soloist Northen Flicker belting out his call. I could see the choir fluttering around amongst the tree branches but only one little sparrow stopped and posed for me.

At the entrance to the trail was a freshly posted sign cautioning users of a bear and her cub being in the area. I was hoping to catch a glimpse but was not so lucky. An older fella who was there with his granddaughter told us he had spotted the mother and her babe just moments earlier.

This just keeps us reminded that when you live in the country, you must share with the animals. We have coyotes and bears in our little cul-de-sac often and had our backyards visited by a cougar and I would not trade any of this for city life...not for a moment...I am a country girl! So let me share with you, my neighbourhood.

One of two salmon sculptures

A great eagle carving sits atop a post


  1. Very nice country girl!

  2. once again...great job!!!..can i live in the country too..dam city living!!

  3. I'm with you "country girl". Though I miss the excitement of the city, love the wild stuff--now it's birds and animals.LOL You have COUGARs--awesome. Thank you for a lovely trip down a beautiful lane. :)