Friday, January 8, 2010

Honing my tracking skills.....

It snowed an inch the other day..... and was light enough to shovel without worrying about my wrist.. which is not much better..... so, out I waddled...dressed for warmth not for fashion.  We love to dress up funny around here... nobody would recognize us AT all.

Lovely, ...new pretty snow.... the sun was shining... sky blue... and even if it was -21C... I was too warm in my Michelin man outfit... til I rounded the corner and headed into the teeth of the breeze.  Then it had a bite... 'n' I was glad of my big, puffy, down coat and sheep skin lined mitts.

I take my camera out in a pocket... always..   you just never know what you might see.  My friend got a shot of a moose wandering through her yard.  Mind you, she does live out of town... but, I have wildlife too, even inside the city limits.  We see coyotes, pretty white bunnies racing the cars along the street ... well, it seems to me that's what they are up to anyway... man, can they go !  Cheeky little fluffy squirrels... scolding from the bare branches or hidden in the spruce so you only hear them... can't see a thing.  The beautiful huge Canadas flying around in twos or fours...or huge Vs ..... honking and chuncking.... why didn't they go south?  Probably because people feed them...

What's your best guess? .... let's hone our tracking skills....



Squirrel.


Bunny  .... making trails... long before Easter.  They have some regular runways diagonally across the back yard... an occasional coyote trailing them into the hodgepodge of footprints... run, bunny run!!
















Big Foot... Sasquatch....  no wait.... oh.... just the postman..... but, at the very least..he did bring two overdue Christmas cards.... which I happily displayed immediately and which will sit for a week or two on the dining room table.


12 comments:

GardenDesigner said...

Hullo!
Hey! How have you been! ???
I hate winter!
The first squirrel tracks looks like a hopping butterfly!!! LOL
Hope all is well !

Think spring!!

Vanesss

Picture Imperfect said...

Great tracking, Vee! :o)

I gather you didn't get your chinook? :o(

Abi said...

Surely it wasn't really that cold? I was making a fuss about a -6!
Hope you have a great new year - got any major plans this year?

Maureen@IslandRoar said...

Funny, we were just out looking at tracks in the snow this week: some deer and skunk and some "mystery" tracks.21 below, ouch!

Linda Fleming said...

Is there no end to your skills? Sewing, felting, sculpting, bear and doll making, master cook and baker, renovator, blogger, photographer and now even a tracker??? Not to mention funnier than all get out!

Serena said...

Oooooooo...I love looking at all those tracks in the snow. Yes, definitely...run, bunny, run!!

How many more talents do you have up your sleeve, girl??!!

Maria said...

The squirrels are cute (even though a nuisance at times) ... the bunny´s are cute too ... is the postman also cute???? ;)
Nice tracking pictures and I like your new header.
Have a great day. Stay warm.
Hugs ....

gunknitter said...

Hello, Vee :)

Its fun to read about your day out in the frost and the snow, although I cant understand every word. As you pretty much notice my English is not good, but Im hanging in there. So watch out for the snowmonster !

I love love love your headphoto and the little ones comment: "...who turned out the lights?....

Little Raffles says he is envious of the two and that he want MEEEEE to crochet him a cap like this. I said, I see what I can do. Perhaps I can ask one of my daughters, she can crochet.

Have a nice weekend, Vee and thanks for the nice comment in my blog !

Jennifer Rose said...

well it could have been a yeti that discovered shoes :p

Fabby Dolls said...

Hello and HAPPY NEW YEAR! I love reading about your adventures! I promise to stop by more often in 2010 (I am on dial-up and it takes FOREVER to load sites!) I hope Mr. Bear got some hot chocolate!

PG said...

And here we are in the UK having fainting fits over -18! We are not exactly fashion icons when we go out either, but I would not swap my super warm army supreme field jacket for any catwalk flimsy!
Sorry to hear your wrist is not better. :(

frayedattheedge said...

I love the little bears in your banner - I think my little bears will have to come out of the cupboard and sit on the bed again!!