Sunday, November 28, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
We were planning to go out to the store when we looked outside and saw this and thought better of it...
You can barely make out the stables!
We waited until after lunch, when it seemed a little more promising. Can't say the same for our neighbours to the north.
We have both been asked this question so many times, and the truth is it isn't that bad. Before we had the car, it would take us 45-60 minutes to get to work by bus, metro, and walking. That was our starting point when we began looking for a house.
As it turns out, our commute in to town is rather calming. We have the beautiful scenery and few cars to deal with. Traffic only starts to pick up as we near the city. On a good day, with very little traffic, it takes us 50 minutes to get into work. Add to that the normal traffic we meet on most days, and our travel time goes up to about 1 hour 10 minutes.
Leaving the city is a little different, just because we start our commute with traffic. By the time we get off island, though, it seems like it takes no time at all before we're home again. Only this time, depending on the time of year, we have beautiful sunsets to admire as we drive.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
We've had many feathered visitors since we put up our bird feeders this past spring:
Goldfinches, hummingbirds, sparrows....
Juncos, Bluejays, Chickadees....
Mourning Doves, Northern Flickers (woodpeckers), cowbirds...
And of course, lots and lots of geese migrating!