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!