My exercise group travels all around the city and Central Saanich. On this particular day, we’d travelled to Dominion Park on East Saanich Road. Beautiful park .. I especially loved the beauty and grace of the mature trees that live there. This venerable tree seems to be smiling, don’t you think?
And there were many more like that! Here are some .. growing in a happy little group. The Blue Spruce is very diminutive and appears to be protected by the larger trees on either side. That is my story, anyway!
And this Spruce is leaning a little to the left, maybe it likes the Leaning Tower of Pisa and is emulating that? 🙂 Very arty, I think.
Another happy grouping .. and I can see that the deer have been nibbling away on one of them.
As we walked along, a set of stone stairs appeared .. it was a slightly foggy day out there and it did feel as if we were stepping back in time.
More stonework and a cascading little waterfall added to the ambience.
Further along, the water was guided along by the stone-banked walls.
Meanwhile .. back at home… I was finally able to take a photo of a Junco! There are quite a few of them and I usually see them when my camera is somewhere else. Murphy!
Oh, sweet little Chickadee! Curious about the Hummingbird’s attraction to this feeder, he just has to take a try. So cute. He keeps trying, but no luck.
Ah ha! This is much better! Sunflower seeds in this little feeder. That is more like it
This was from a week ago .. but the skies were like this today also!
Tiny little Bush-tits … so very darling and cheerful.
So happy to have the Bewick Wrens visit. Very handsome birds they are.
Time for some suet …A few weeks ago, I went out to buy some Llama manure and there were Emus there also. The owner has had 2 of them for many years, 15, I think. Anyway, this female has one blue eye and thus was not able to lay eggs. Every time she turned and I could see her blue eye, she would move away!
Here you can see her blue eye …
So today I was able to escape to my yard and, mug of Yorkshire Tea in hand .. I began to look at the chores I would need to do. More about that next time. But this photo is quite familiar to all gardeners, right? Nothing speaks volumes like a shovel, dirty garden gloves and a wheelbarrow! Of course, when I read what I have written, I’m thinking, if this was a mystery story, then this could be a nasty story! But I’m not like that, so this is a nice story. 🙂