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An Eastern Screech Owl visited my sister’s yard! & our boot camp traversed some lovely areas of the city ..

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

An Great Horned Owl Eastern Screech Owl was visiting my sister’s home a few days ago!  Her DH took some photos and look at this!  Doesn’t look quite real, but it is.   It is still winter  in Peterborough, Ontario and so it is ok to have Christmas garlands decorating the house outside!

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Here in Victoria, BC .. the skies were so blue a few days ago .. this was on Monday .. what a treat.  Note:  I no longer brag to my eastern relatives about how lovely the winters are here in Victoria.  I stopped doing that in 1996 when we experienced a heavy snowfall that brought the city to a crippling halt.   We haven’t had the same situation since, but, I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut and not tempt fate!  🙂

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On Monday our little boot camp started our vigorous walk at Gyro Park and this is one of the most gorgeous views along the way.   It was a group decision to hike up a rocky hill to this lovely vantage point.

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What a view!  I felt transported to some far away country .. this is a view quite spectacular, indeed.  It is good to traverse our beautiful city in order to see such beauty.  Of which there is a bounty, n’est-ce pas?  Notice the lack of trees which surely must have existed here .. long, long ago.49

This view was actually seen at the sidewalk level.  Notice a cargo ship off in the distance.

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Incredible skies on Monday!  I love how they frame the faraway mountains, the ocean and the land below .. everything in layers ..

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Puff … puff .. we went up and down these stairs several times.  I just had to click a photo of the shadows of the railing .. painting the surface of the cement steps.

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At one point we saw the bus .. how tempting it would have been to just hop on and travel around the city.  But, no, we were exploring, having adventures, exercising.  No bus for us today!

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Some funky garden art .. au naturel …

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and a heart .. for Valentine’s Day?  A heart for everyday!44

Look .. a baby cloud!  oooohhhhh how sweet!

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Now we were wending our way through streets and neighbourhoods unknown to me.  This area was lovely, a collection of homes that gardened with care … there was a good feeling to the homes.  Sadly, this little home seems to be abandoned, awaiting demolition .. I would have passed by without a second thought when D remarked on the lack of a front stairs!  Sure enough .. there was a weedy garden established there.  She notices everything!!
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One more sky shot … so very cheerful .

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And here is a house being prepared for removal to another location.  Nickle Bros. are well established in this business.   Beautiful home.  Glad to see that it has not been dismantled and will live on in another location!

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Some seagulls were enjoying the quiet calm of the morning, paddling silently in the clear ocean waters ..

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Back home, time for a treat and I started to peel the sticky label off of the organic banana and noticed the words.    Good words.

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A little walk around our own back yard and I could see some daffodils growing away .. there are quite a few in the yard now.  Strong leaves and the flowers will be bursting forth in a week or so.

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Well .. that was a lovely day .. now it is time to sign off and get some zzzzzz’s for another boot camp tomorrow .. Fridays are always the most strenuous!  Makes us appreciate the upcoming weekend.

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Author: thedogwalkinggardener

I love dogs and currently do not have any, so I am a dog-mommy when I can be. Gardening is my passion. I've always loved birds and I'm learning a bit at a time from all the Birders that I meet. Swan Lake is my second home! .

2 thoughts on “An Eastern Screech Owl visited my sister’s yard! & our boot camp traversed some lovely areas of the city ..

  1. Looks like a lovely day again! That’s too neat about the owl.

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