Saturday, February 18, 2006

Ramblin' Wanderin', and delayed Olympic kudos

Ramblin' Wanderin'

A couple of days ago it was a VERY warm day, again! Really any case, Casey and I enjoyed our walk, and found some more tracks, and this time what I believe are raccoon tracks, too! While they were very fun to see and photograph, raccoons really should be hibernating right now, so it's disturbing that they're out and about so early.

Also, a squirrel has found the suet I made (the birds, naturally, are ignoring it completely, since I made it just for them). :D He bit down the string holding up the pine cones full of suet, and now that they sit on the deck floor, he takes a little chunk out, and runs to the deck rail or the top of the BBQ to eat it. Cagey little bugger. I got pretty close from inside the house and got a pic before he really noticed me. He's not the regular squirrel we have, however: the "stupid" one. You can walk right up to the stupid one, out in the woods, and he won't notice you. You stare at him for a while, then suddenly he'll turn around, see you, and take a total freak out, like it's your fault that he didn't notice you. He's got a special place in our hearts, nonetheless. I'll try to get a pic of him sometime. :)

Today's walk was fun (and much colder), we went farther than we'd ever gone before through the back woods, and found even more trees in the forest that were toppled by Hurricane Juan a few years ago (no one owns this particular part of the woods, so there's lots of downed trees in the area, that were never cleared up by anyone). The tree in the picture here had a HUGE root system, it towers above me. You can see Casey in the pic for an estimate of how really tall it was. Amazing. And underneath, all rocks. (No wonder it and so many of its brethren blew down, the roots had to grow outwards, across the top of the thin soil, not deep into the ground). Nova Scotia has SO MUCH BEDROCK, it's quite humorous if you don't need to do any digging. Heh heh :)

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Delayed Olympic Kudos
(this was supposed to go up a couple of days ago, but was having server problems, so I didn't get a chance to put it up until now).

Oh, I'm so proud!

Sadly, American skater Johnny Weir didn't do so well in his last skate of the men's figure skating competition, he just wasn't able to put it all together, and didn't medal, despite being in 2nd place coming into this last phase of the competition.


Our little Canadian sweetie Jeff Buttle won the bronze medal!! He was so surprised, he skated with personal best scores, and came in third! What more could you hope for at the Olympics than to do the best you've ever done, AND medal for it?! Fantastic!!