Friday, November 8, 2019

Enjoying Winter

We are certainly getting some winter weather here. There's about 4 or 5 inches of snow on the ground and it stuck to one side of all the branches and evergreens making for a very pretty view. The temperature is below freezing and it's time for a winter coats hats and gloves.   The weather certainly restricts me in where I can go in my wheelchair.

I've been collecting pictures nevertheless, but now I can't even download them onto my old laptop, so no pictures for a while yet. I have lots of pictures of snow on the trees ready to share, today we found big icicles on the trees down by the bay.

Our birdfeeders are full and we have Blue Jays, a Downy Woodpecker and a Red-bellied Woodpecker all coming to feed, as well as a small flock of Chickadees.  I've never seen the Red-bellied Woodpecker up close before.  I'm hoping we'll get lots more birds over the winter.

I've been reading a lot about the occupance of this area by native peoples before white settlement.  Although there's a native village in Owen Sound, there is no evidence of prehistoric villages in the Bighead or Beaver Valleys that I have been able to find.  This area appears to have been mainly use for hunting, fishing and gathering.  The one native occupation I've found reference to is a temporary fishing camp at the mouth of the river here in Meaford.  I'd like to come to an understanding how our First Nations live in such appalling conditions even today.   I figure understanding the history will help.

I'm also reading about the geology of this area. I'd like to develop some earthcaches based on that. The area around Meaford is certainly an interesting landscape when you understand the underlying geology. I expect to write some posts in the future about all this.

I miss writing a blog post every day, but in fact I've been feeling a fair bit of pain the last two weeks from trying to stretch my muscles  during all the physio I'm taking.  Still it would be nice  to get that damn computer fixed and go back to normal.

 Take care, and enjoy winter!

16 comments:

  1. Do you need an iMac laptop to work with an iPhone? Never mind, knowing you can write and post is good news.

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  2. Hopefully the computer issues sort themselves out soon.

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  3. Sounds like winter has arrived for you.
    Computer problems can be so frustrating!!!

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  4. I hear you about computer woes. But I think you will get it all straightened out eventually. You are nothing if not determined. :-)

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  5. Looking forward to your forthcoming posts on the ancient history of the area.

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  6. It's really frustrating when the hi tech stuff doesn't work.

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  7. Sorry for your challenges as writing and blogging and sharing photos is so important when you cannot get out and about. That freezing weather is headed this way in the next day or so, and I am not looking forward to that at all. Age does not allow us to be cavalier about the weather!

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  8. Computer frustrations are exactly that.....frustrations. Your native peoples project sounds like a worthwhile endeavour.

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  9. I feel your pain about the computer woes. It is like my right arm and when it isn't working - I'm very frustrated.
    I'm glad the chicadees have found you. At least the ones from The Ridge must have read my detour sign "Go to Furry Gnome's, he'll feed you all winter!" :) I'm sure you are getting some beautiful 'SNOW' pictures.

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    1. Thanks for doing that. I will be ready for them!

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  10. Computer problems are so frustrating. Continued good luck with the physio!

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  11. Sounds like you need a new computer, but that's a mixed blessing at best. I've got everything backed up on an external hard drive so if (when) this computer has major problems or dies nothing is lost. We had our first sticking snow yesterday, but it was less than an inch -- looking forward to seeing your pictures.

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  12. Learning about the native peoples and the geology of the area sounds so interesting and I'll enjoy whatever knowledge you care to pass on through your blog. The physio must be doing good then - no gain without pain, and all that.

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  13. We have snow too...again today. I was hoping for a long Indian Summer...but alas our weather report is not favorable:(

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  14. No snow here yet, so no photos either, but it's coming soon I have heard and possibly this week (drat). I can understand the computer woes and perhaps a new model would serve you better but then there's always that learning curve. Right now I have forestalled installing a new Mac OS update as older programs will not work with it and I am not ready for that to happen :-(

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  15. Computer problems can be so frustrating, I'm sure it will be sorted soon.
    Wishing you well with the physio programme.

    All the best Jan

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