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Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 17, 2008 9:49 am

On Monday it rained all day, melting my wonderful inukshuks, and leaving the pond looking like a skating rink. It's not safe to walk on yet, and if snow comes, it will be ruined for skating. In the 13 years we've lived here, it was only good skating one year. It needs a flash freeze after rain, followed by several cold nights with no snow.

Melted inukshuk. (remembering: impermanence)

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Last night, it snowed all night, and is still coming down. A new buck is visiting with the herd.

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I already welcomed him, and motioned that I'd like his antlers, when he's done with them. I got five antlers last year, doing this.


another view, as he chows down from the bird bath. The snow is coming down heavy right now, at 8:30AM.

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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Ron Evers » Dec 17, 2008 10:09 am

What a treat to see those beautiful animals.
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Eeyore » Dec 17, 2008 11:34 am

Very nice views TB. Hubby would be so envious if I showed them to him. :P I'm pretty much a confirmed city gal and he'd like to live in the bush.
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby testing » Dec 17, 2008 12:15 pm

Those deer sure like your place. It must be so marvellous to see them so close.
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby butterfly » Dec 17, 2008 12:16 pm

it is storming here now

I just came back from the Doctors and a bit of blowing around and coming down fast

schools are out. 20 more cm coming Friday

I think Ont got a heck of a lot more snow than we are

I love your deer pictures TB
A beautiful animal for sure.
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 17, 2008 3:16 pm

Yes, it is marvelous....which is why I put out feed for them (even though the Ministry says not to....)

but now it seems they have told their friends! There were 8 females here this morning, the boys had left earlier after eating a bucketful. Two of the older females were boxing!....standing on their hind legs, and boxing like kangaroos! :shock:
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Lizcordysmum » Dec 17, 2008 5:25 pm

I think it is WONDERFUL, Trailblaze, just wonderful.

Enjoy!
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Eeyore » Dec 17, 2008 6:56 pm

Trailblaze1 wrote:Two of the older females were boxing!....standing on their hind legs, and boxing like kangaroos! :shock:


That would be quite a sight to see. :shock:
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Re: Today's Snow after a melt

Postby Trailblaze1 » Dec 18, 2008 7:57 am

I ought to carry a camera around my neck when out there with them. I will try to get a video. But you know?....when you're ready, waiting, watching.....that's when nothin' happens.
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