Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Wednesday April 28, 2010-Mud Lake Trail

This morning, being cleaning day again, we headed out to Mud Lake Trail. This is within the city limits and is close to the Water Treatment Plant.

It was a bit windy and chilly but warmed up nicely with the sun (another day where a 40% chance of rain was predicted). I'm not complaining!

We saw lots of critters today. I had no sooner gotten out of the truck than I spotted a Pileated Woodpecker not far away. He wasn't skittish at all but we had a difficult time photographing him due to the vegetation.

The Ottawa River from the trail

The Pileated Woodpecker closeup

We also heard and then finally saw a Flicker. We also saw a couple of muskrats, quite a few turtles and numerous squirrels, geese and red-wing blackbirds.




The walk along the trail was pretty especially when we got into the trees. With the new leaves coming out it was so pretty. We didn't walk the whole trail as Gordon wanted to go back to see if we could get more photos of the Pileated Woodpecker. He was still there so we spent quite a bit of time trying to get into a position to see him clearly. My shutter would snap and he would have moved his head into the hole he was creating in the tree but I did manage to get some shots.

Trail through the trees

Pileated Woodpecker in profile

We returned home about half past noon time and relaxed for the rest of the day.

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Tuesday April 27, 2010-17 Days to Closing!

I woke up to snow on the ground this morning! We haven't had any snow here since sometime in February. We had snow showers off and on during the day as well but nothing stayed with us, thank goodness.

Today I met my friend, Linda at Tim Horton's. I met her earlier in the Fall for lunch so today we caught up from then. She didn't know that we had bought a house.

I had found my lawyer on Facebook and he friended me so earlier today I had sent him a message asking for an update on my case. He said he had just asked his secretary to contact me to set up a telephone appointment for next week so I'm to call the secretary tomorrow to get a day next week for us to 'plan our strategy'.