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Woodi
12-14-2010, 10:29 AM
We Canadians LOVE to talk about weather, and it varies from province to province, so it's a neat topic for forums.

It's cold and snowing now, I just went out to feed the birds, and 3 deer followed me around, licking up what they could. I put some piles out for them too, but they are hungry (and sometimes a bit greedy).

This is my front deck this morn:
http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/FrntDkDec14.JPG


and two deer near front driveway, licking off a fence post where I put a handful of birdseed.

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/Deer2Bench.JPG

It's a winter wonderland out here today.

Jan in CA
12-14-2010, 02:12 PM
It looks so beautiful! I love weather! And....I live in southern California. So I get to read about other peoples weather.

We do get some colder temps in the winter...it can be down in the thirties at night, but actual weather is a rare and special occurrence for us. It was 83 yesterday. Bah. Supposed to be cooler for Christmas though thank goodness!

kmaclean
12-14-2010, 05:52 PM
Looks like you have a beautiful yard! I would love to be so close to nature like that ...

We're having our first minor snow storm of the year today here in Toronto too!

Woodi
12-14-2010, 06:01 PM
Jan in CA - you said: "I have having weather" and I cannot guess what you meant by that. Can you re-phrase, please?

I do find snowy landscapes pretty, it's about the only compensation for having to live in them though.

Jan in CA
12-14-2010, 06:55 PM
Jan in CA - you said: "I have having weather" and I cannot guess what you meant by that. Can you re-phrase, please?

I do find snowy landscapes pretty, it's about the only compensation for having to live in them though.


I can't guess what I mean by that either! :?? Must have been a random thought that didn't translate and now I have no idea... I edited so I don't confuse anyone else. :lol:

Yes, I'm glad I don't have to drive in the snow. I wish we had more of a seasonal change though.

MoniDew
12-14-2010, 07:31 PM
I am also jealous that you are so connected to nature. I've never had that (and I love nature!) So happy you're feeding the deer, keeping them fat and happy.

Woodi
12-14-2010, 07:48 PM
Thanks Jan, didn't mean to tease though.....was hoping for something profound, hehe.

I do have tons of wildlife here, and my hubby tells everyone that I "feed anything that moves". (not all true) but I do feed raccoons, especially ones with babies hanging from them; birds, squirrels, deer and two house cats.

Living with a huge beaver pond in one's backyard sure offers a lot of contact with nature....loving it! (even if it is a bit off the beaten track).

This buck came last year, and left me an antler. http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/buck09.JPG

This is my fav photo I took of baby raccoons. Mama got upset when my hubby was cutting down a tree next to them, and scurried them up a bigger one.
http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/racsontree.jpg

Woodi
12-14-2010, 08:04 PM
a few more of my fav wildlife pics, taken by me....

Babyface Coon:

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/BabyfaceCoon.JPG

and I love this one, where baby seems to be praying: "please let her leave some for me...."

http://www.soapmaker.ca/SoapPics/CoonPrays.JPG

Jan in CA
12-14-2010, 08:12 PM
Awww I love raccoons! We've had a couple here in the suburbs, but they are rare. We usually just get possums.

That baby looks more like he's tapping his fingers together and thinking "Muwahahahaha! As soon as she leaves that food is mine!" :lol:

offgridgirl
12-15-2010, 01:34 AM
Yes!! We had the snow and now the rain....ugh!! But the snow was fun and I have a few pictures and videos....:mrgreen:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG43niVZXUU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QldIeV6xYKE

kmaclean
12-15-2010, 11:09 AM
You've gotten some really beautiful photos, Woodi! Thanks for sharing them with us! :yay:

Woodi
12-16-2010, 09:18 AM
Thank you for welcoming them! I feel it's a shame to waste all this beautiful wildlife scenery on two old fogeys, living far from the madding crowd out here....so I try to share this beauty via photos at least.

NC Girl
12-17-2010, 08:05 AM
I loved the pics, Woodi. Just georgeous.

It's is unusually cold here in NC and yesterday it was sleet and freezing rain.

Sknitter56
12-18-2010, 10:17 PM
I'm in Savannah, Georgia, and it's now 41 degrees and raining. We really need the rain! No snow for us, though. Snow is rare for us. We're on the coast and don't get snow very often. It does get cold though. Last week it was in the teens and low twenties at night and not much warmer during the day. But, it's warmed up quite a bit in the last few days. We have two seasons..hot hot summer and cold mild winters. I'd love just a little snow for a couple of days. I've NEVER seen a white Christmas in my life, and I'm in my 60's.

Woodi
12-20-2010, 07:15 PM
Oh no, Sknitter56! - you've never seen a white Christmas?!!! what a shame!
if you want to send me your snail mail address, I'll send you a homemade Xmas card of wildlife in our snowy December. I always make my own cards.

Debkcs
12-22-2010, 02:45 AM
Lovely pictures, Woodi!

I love B.C., but in the spring, summer and early fall, not when it's snowing.


Jan, are you having enough weather yet?

egl
12-23-2010, 07:10 AM
WOW what pictures. I am in the city of Quincy, MA and very rarely do we see racoons now. where a co worker lives in Weymouth mass she gets wild turkeys and deer.. If i had the money I would love to live where the Eagles are. my favorite bird.
We got our first snow on the 21st the first day of winter, and we are getting more today and a possible nor'easter just in time for the commute home from the holidays !!!.
I love a white christmas guess its another one of those northeast winters that is going to SNOW off and on through out..


egl/ Quincy, MA

Breezed
12-24-2010, 03:01 PM
Wow, great winter weather photos and wildlife. I LOVE animals and nature too. I've only been in snow 3 times and for a southern girl it was not pleasant to feel but wonderful to see, from inside, through a window, and near a fire!

Daylilydayzed
12-27-2010, 11:48 PM
Well here in Lakeland , FL we are getting a freeze tonight but no snow with it. It never got out of the 40's today. Right now it is at 39 and the temerature will be falling as the night goes on. The freeze will be fore hours not days like the rest of the country. But this is the 3rd night in a row we have had a freeze.

Woodi
12-29-2010, 06:57 AM
Aww, cold for 3 days huh?....my 5 months of frozen Canadian ears sympathize with you. <wink>

Hot toddies all around, for everyone!

HillbillyKnits
12-29-2010, 11:45 AM
Wow that's beautiful. Especially the raccoons.

I always complain about the cold. I hate it! Winter is pretty, it's just COLD and WET! *Humpf!*

Anyways, I love nature too, and animals are so adorable. If I see an animal dead on the side of the road, I cry . . . literally! I've almost had times that I thought about being vegetarian because I hate seeing them killed, but I like hamburgers and meat too much. Am I a horrible person?! I just won't kill them myself unless I necessarily have to and even then I would cry!

Okay, enough of being off topic . . . But the weather is pretty, just too cold for me!

squizzer99
12-30-2010, 05:31 AM
Lovely pics thanks for sharing them, you are so lucky to have wildlife, I live in Turkey, we don't get anything like this, in the mountains we do get bears but who knows who is more scared us or the bear.
Todays temperature is 18c and sunny but lots of snow on the mountains

Squiz

Mokumegane
01-06-2011, 09:24 PM
Ugh, ours is HORRIBLE! It's freezing cold but no snow, then one day, it all blows up and gets to around 66f (something like 17c, I think) and then the next morning, we're taking shelter from tornadoes! It's raining like you wouldn't believe, then, after twelve hours of ducking and covering, it takes about two hours to cool down to about 9f (umm... don't remember but it was in the negatives for celcius) and all that freaking rain that came down turns to ice... yuck! Poor Cincinnati, AR, too... it got obliterated... That was New Years' Eve day. There's 38 or so images of the town here... http://www.4029tv.com/slideshow/news/26331583/detail.html We had debris from them and we are 50 miles away! Also, they hit north and south of us... not even five miles away... Now, Monday and Tuesday, they're forecasting snow but they do that a lot of times when it doesn't actually snow... we'll see!

HSRCampbell
01-07-2011, 11:45 PM
Where I grew up, in Alabama, it would 'snow' about once a year, usually just a bit of white dust that never 'stuck', and if it did, schools closed.

But this year, I got to go home for the holidays, got in Christmas Eve, and it snowed, REAL snow, all night and all the next day! We didn't get above freezing for 3 days, so the roads were pretty hazardous until they got sand onto the freeways, but it was my very first White Christmas.

I live in northern California now, and it snows at higher elevations than I live at, where a few friends live.

affseofl2654
01-08-2011, 09:48 AM
I like looking snow but there is no snow in my country although it is very cold now :sun:

Mokumegane
01-08-2011, 03:20 PM
Where I grew up, in Alabama, it would 'snow' about once a year, usually just a bit of white dust that never 'stuck', and if it did, schools closed.

But this year, I got to go home for the holidays, got in Christmas Eve, and it snowed, REAL snow, all night and all the next day! We didn't get above freezing for 3 days, so the roads were pretty hazardous until they got sand onto the freeways, but it was my very first White Christmas.

I live in northern California now, and it snows at higher elevations than I live at, where a few friends live.

I used to live in areas that snowed A LOT and I really mean that. About two years ago, one of those areas got a big blizzard (they have at least one blizzard every year but it's usually a few hours of heavy snow, with the remainder of the night or day just being heavier than normal but not real bad) and it was actually so bad that they declared a national emergency state. Now, when I lived there, they NEVER closed the school due to snow... the school bus had four-wheel-drive and snow tires/chains and they always had the county shops or forest service drive their snow plow in front. However, recess in five feet deep snow was great! Of course, this is the eighties... lol Anyhow, that year, the blizzard had dumped enough snow overnight to cover two-story houses! I'd have to say the most amazing part of it all was that in the spring, Salem and Portland, OR didn't drown in all that moisture because they pushed the entire bit into the reservoir. Yeah, the roads were impassible for a while, as well, and food/necessities were helicoptered in (the forest service AND county shops both have heli-pads... they're about five miles apart and on either side of the town but out of town).